Care Assistant


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Job Description


We are currently looking for a domestic assistant to join the team at Nightingale Care Home. The role requires you to deliver an efficient and high-quality accommodation and housekeeping service within the home to assist the well-being, comfort, and development of our residents.

Key Accountabilities:

1. Delivers and maintains a clean and tidy environment throughout the home, in line with operational standards, and ensures that work processes comply with statutory regulations.

2. Ensures that Healthcare Irelands minimum standards are delivered in all home areas in a timely and efficient manner, as part of a team.

3. Identifies and report damage, faults, and other related issues to the maintenance department or home manager to ensure that environmental conditions continue to meet quality standards and statutory regulations.

4. Plans and delivers a comprehensive cleaning schedule and undertakes routine Housekeeping Audits as required.

5. Uses and stores cleaning products in accordance with COSHH regulations, ensuring that all cleaning and laundry equipment and products are used and stored safely.

6. Takes responsibility for a safe working environment for self, colleagues, visitors, and the people who use the service.

7. The role holder should present the service in a positive light and should be proactive in making suggestions for how to improve the service.

8. Carries out stock takes and orders cleaning/laundry materials from approved suppliers, within the agreed budget.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • The role holder will have a good standard of English along with basic numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Experience Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided (experience gained within a nursing home or large building would be advantageous).