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Laundry Assistant

  • Job Reference
  • SYS-6714
  • Location
  • Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear
  • Job Description
  • Laundry_Assistant.pdf
  • Job Copy
  • Care UK is one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care services. Join our Hotel Services team and you’ll be playing a vital part in making residents’ lives better on a daily basis.

    Whatever role you take on, you’ll be working as part of a close-knit team to improve the daily lives of the people we care for. You’ll be dedicated to achieving the highest standards and to providing the ultimate in customer service. You will also be flexible, reliable and love working as part of a team.

    As a Laundry Assistant you’ll launder and iron our residents’ clothing to the highest standards, putting it away tidily and ensuring wardrobes and drawers are always clean and neat.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Carry out all cleaning duties as directed by the Head Housekeeper to the required Company standards. Cleaning duties can be in any area of the nursing home.
    • Ensure that daily and deep cleaning schedules are adhered to.
    • Maintain a high standard of personal presentation and hygiene.
    • Ensure that all cleaning equipment is correctly and safely used and kept in a safe condition. Report any defect to the Home Manager.
    • Carry out any other reasonable instructions of the Home Manager.
    • To be sensitive to the privacy and individual needs of the residents.
    • To comply with COSHH regulations.
    • To adhere to infection control polices at all times.
    • To ensure the correct use of PPE.
    • To follow the correct use of colour code systems within the home 
    • Carry out other ad hoc duties as requested by the Head Housekeeper or Home Manager.
    • To ensure all necessary documentation is completed daily.
    • To ensure trolley’s are re-stocked at the end of shift and cleaning cupboards are left clean and tidy

    Skills & Experience

    • Previous cleaning experience
    • Ability to communicate on the telephone
    • Good communication skills both written and verbal
    • Able to carry out instructions accurately.
    • A knowledge of health and safety
    • An understanding of infection control
    • Flexible and reliable attitude to working arrangements
    • Committed to customer care and first class service provision
    • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
    • Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring

    Qualifications

    • Basic education, including English and Maths
  • Where you'll work
  • Grangewood is a light and airy care home where you’ll discover a strong community atmosphere and gold standard care.

    Grangewood is a purpose-built care home in the village of Shiney Row, close to Houghton-le-Spring in Tyne and Wear. We provide high quality residential and respite care for older people, including people living with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

    We’re very proud of having been awarded Sunderland City Council’s gold standard for quality care. The awards cover a range of criteria, including offering residents a healthy, nutritious diet, delivering high standards of hygiene and health and safety, and providing a range of activities to promote residents’ all-round health and wellbeing.

    When you first visit Grangewood you’ll notice the strong feeling of community presence.  The majority of our residents were born in the local area and have lived here all their lives. Most of our team members, some of whom have been here since we opened in 2005, are also local. So often a new resident will move in and immediately be among old friends and familiar faces.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.