Remuneration

£8.51 per hour


Job Reference

SUE/08


Closing Date

31-07-19


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Housekeeper

 

Rapport Housing and Care

Housekeeper

Drewery House is located next to our residential home Rogers House in the residential area of Wigmore, Gillingham and provides the right balance of support to enable residents to maintain their independence and continue living their lives to the full.

Drewery House is in an ideal location, close to local amenities including convenience shops, food outlets, health clinic, doctor surgery and a Post Office: it has good transport links (there is a bus stop within close proximity to the home) and Hempstead Valley shopping centre is just a short drive away.

Applications from people who would like to join the dedicated team of staff at Drewery House are always welcome.

This service has a vacancy for a Housekeeper. The main duties and responsibilities are to prepare and cook two meals a day for the people who live there; other responsibilities include maintaining the cleanliness and presentability of all areas of the homes and promoting the wellbeing and respect the dignity of individual residents.

Rotas and exact working times will be given at interview.

The ideal Housekeeper will demonstrate

  • A caring and compassionate approach
  • Patience and understanding of older people
  • Good catering skills
  • Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of equipment
  • Awareness of cultural needs of individuals
  • Current knowledge of H&S legislation and application of H&S practices with particular regard to cleaning equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of COSHH regulations
  • Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
  • Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
  • Team working skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Professionalism

The ideal Housekepeer will have the ability to:

  • Play an active role in creating a good environment
  • Prioritise their work
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them
  • Train for and take on additional responsibilities
  • Listen carefully and attentively
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
  • Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
  • Report any significant findings or exceptions to their line manager
  • Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation

Benefits of working for us include:

  • We pay the National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)
  • Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development including our Academy & National Diploma courses
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme Opportunities to progress.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the Housing Officer on 01634 729173.

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

Rapport Housing & Care offers Sheltered and Residential Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140.