Housekeeper

Website Forest Care

Multi Award-Winning Family-Owned and Managed Care Homes

Housekeeper / Domestic/Laundry Assistant (Full or Part Time)

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN – a care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas.

**Activities Team of the Year – Finalist at the National Care Awards 2021**

**Knight Frank Luxury Care Guide 2020 – Featured Home**

Starting salary £9.79 per hour

Various shifts between 8am – 8pm required and alternate weekend working.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
Comprehensive induction training
Ongoing training and development
Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
NVQ Training
Refer a Friend Scheme
Paid breaks
Free Uniform
Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!
Candidates will need access to their own transport to apply for this role, due to its location.

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Housekeepers;

To ensure the clean and hygienic maintenance of the home.
To keep a high standard of appearance to contribute to the quality of care and lifestyle afforded to each care user. This is particularly applicable to each care user’s privacy and dignity and in respect of each care user’s personal possessions.
To clean all allocated rooms including furniture, fittings, fabric, carpets and equipment.
To be aware of the health and safety statement and of the COSHH statement.
To clean sanitary and other equipment, with particular attention to guidelines for the control of germs and infestation.
To report any malfunction of equipment or fittings that require maintenance or cannot be kept to standard through normal cleaning procedures.
To deal with the waste bags and their prescribed disposal.
To perform other such reasonable duties as may be required.
Skills and Experience of our Housekeepers;

Previous experience working in a similar role
High level of written and spoken English
Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

With effect from 15th March 2022, it is no longer a requirement that we only employ people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

While there may be concerns that the removal of the mandatory vaccine requirement will affect health and safety in the workplace, we still maintain stringent infection control measures to ensure everyone in our homes remains as safe as possible.

Despite the legislative change, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 and we therefore strongly encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

To apply for this job email your details to katie@forestcare.co.uk.