Laundry Assistant

Recruiter
Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House
Location
Barrowford
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
10 Nov 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Laundry Assistant – Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House, Nelson
We currently have a vacancy in our 60 Bed Residential Nursing Home in
Nelson for a full time Laundry Assistant (days, including some weekend working).
As Laundry Assistant, you will work in support of our dedicated
Housekeeping Team at Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House to deliver a well
organised and consistent laundry service, demonstrating high standards
of cleanliness and handling resident laundry with care.
Some previous experience would be advantageous but most importantly
you will need to have excellent attention to detail and have the
ability to work well within a team.
The key responsibilities of our Laundry Assistant’s include:

Safely store dirty laundry, sorted into appropriate wash loads.
Wash, dry and iron all bed linen, table linen and towels.
Ensure that the linen cupboard is well stocked and tidy.
Ensure systems for the identification and correct return of
personal clothing are effective.
General cleanliness of the Laundry area including air filters and equipment.
Understand wash guide instructions, laundering requirements of a
wide range of textiles and the properties of cleaning materials to
ensure that all areas are well presented and maintained in good condition.
Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in
particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and
having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents,
visitors and staff.
Act accordingly towards residents and their visitors, respecting
the dignity and individuality of each resident.
Advise on the supply and quality of items used to carry out tasks,
ensuring the timely and appropriate ordering of replacement goods.
You need to be hard working, kind, approachable, compassionate and
dependable. If you are looking to expand or begin a career in Health
and Social Care and you feel that you can make a difference to the
lives of people in Nelson, we would love to hear from you.
Enhanced DBS (criminal record) checks are required for all our staff.
Full induction alongside formal training opportunities.

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