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Title:  Housekeeping Assistant

Location: 

Peterlee, North East, GB, SR8 3XZ

Department:  Care (Domestic and Housekeeping Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  190867

 

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our ‘family’ at Sanctuary Care, whether that’s our staff, residents or family members.

 

 

Housekeeping Assistant

 

Birchwood Court Residential Care Home, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, County Durham

 

£9.60 per hour

 

30 Hours per week

 

Why work for us?

 

We spend so much time at work don’t we, so our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Let’s have some fun while we’re at work, support each other and work hard as a team. There’s loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at Birchwood Court for all regardless of role. 

 

Sanctuary Care has over 100 care homes and you can ‘feel’ the difference a team makes the moment you step through one of our doors.  The team at Birchwood Court is special and we’re looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

 

Where you’ll work

 

The new cinema room has been a huge hit with our residents, who as well as watching the old classics, are very fond of more modern films like Mama Mia. When this is on verses of Abba songs can be heard through Birchwood Court. There is also a popcorn machine with old fashioned cardboard cartons. Our residents are presented with cinema tickets showing the day’s movie. They hand these in as they enter, as they would have done at their local cinema before moving into residential care. Again it is a lovely way to go back to the good old days, especially for our residents living with dementia. The new games room at Birchwood Court is a real social hub, with games machines, a pool table, jukebox, board and card games and even giant skittles.

 

Are you our next Housekeeping Assistant?  Here’s more about the role:

 

  • First and foremost – we work together as a team to enrich our residents’ lives – let’s support our colleagues too and have fun in the process
  • As a Housekeeping Assistant, you will be responsible for providing a high quality housekeeping service, whilst showing care and commitment to having a positive impact on our residents’ lives
  • You will work with a team, all who want to make our residents comfortable in their home.

 

What skills do I need?

 

Team work!  A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home.

Experience is not essential, as we will help you with all the training and support you’ll need to do the job, what is important is that you are caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share. Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach. You will also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.

 

Benefits and rewards

 

We know you work so hard and being the best Housekeeping Assistant you can be needs to be rewarded.  We are very proud to offer the following:

 

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £500 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

 

We hope you feel you could be our next team member.

 

Job Reference: 190867

 

Closing date: 12 August 2022

 

We might get a lot of applications so reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.  Don’t miss out, please apply early.

 

 

 

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.


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