Domestic Assistant – Peterborough

Job Category: Other jobs
Reference DA040621
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date A.S.A.P
Hours per week 30-40 per week
Rate £9.43 per hour

About the Role:

To ensure the physical environment of the Home meets the required standards of cleanliness for the needs of the Home and residents and to meet National Standards for Children’s Home’s.

Training, DBS and referencing will need to be completed.

Opus, on behalf of Peterborough City Council are looking to recruit temporary Domestic assistants.  Working through Opus, you will offer support to the domestic manager, and work in a team member way which supports colleagues within the children’s home.  Strict records must be kept.

This is a key role demanding an excellent standard of awareness of any special requirements associated with younger people and specific needs.

  • To ensure that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained throughout the home.
  • To maintain and clean all surfaces, fixtures and fittings using appropriate cleaning agents.
  • To respond to the young people resident in a courteous and helpful way. To keep all details of work within the service confidential.
  • To safely operate cleaning equipment (e.g. commercial vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner, cleaner’s trolley) in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Provide care of a high standard that always treats the children and young people with dignity and respect.
  • To ensure all equipment is left clean and is securely stored when not in use. Ensuring that at no time Service Users have access to cleaning equipment.   Ensure that a complete count of cleaning products and equipment is made prior to and after leaving the residential sections of the building.
  • To maintain awareness of good practice regarding the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
  • To maintain awareness of good practice regarding the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
  • To immediately report faults which may constitute a health and safety hazard. To comply with all Health & Safety at work requirements.
  • Knowledge of the operation of cleaning equipment, Health and Safety legislation and COSHH Regulations.
  • To safely operate cleaning equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Free training.
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first.
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’.

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