Cleaner/ Caretaker - Cardiff

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Domestic / Cleaning
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
Salary description:
£16, 322 per annum
Posted:
13/07/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
755CC


Cleaner/Caretaker - Cardiff

Reports To: Project Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Shoreline Project, Cardiff

Salary: £16, 322 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm with flexibility

Closing Date: 06 Aug 2018 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

The project is located in Cardiff and works with homeless and vulnerably housed people.  The service provides residential support with the aim of meeting individuals’ needs, which promote independence and lead to a sustainable move-on. The projects also provide housing related support within people’s homes or in the community, with the aim of preventing homelessness and increasing independence.  The projects are funded through the Supporting People Programme Grant and are required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

• Promoting Personal and Community Safety

• Promoting Independence and Control

• Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control

• Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To be responsible for cleaning, basic maintenance and basic gardening of the Shoreline Project. The Shoreline project will need to be cleaned and maintained on a daily basis. Also to provide support to the Voids Controller in cleaning and maintaining the Shoreline properties. The post holder will ensure that any cleaning and maintenance is arranged to keep periods between a resident moving out and another moving in to a minimum and that the accommodation is maintained at an acceptable standard.

On occasion the post holder may need to provide support to other maintenance and resident and service user teams at other sites across Wales in undertaking light maintenance, cleaning and gardening.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Good working knowledge of COSHH regulations.
  • Knowledge of what constitutes good cleaning standards including Deep Clean.
  • Knowledge of dealing with hazardous items e.g. sharps.
  • Knowledge or understanding of professional boundaries when working with vulnerable people.

Experience

  • Previous experience of cleaning offices and/or residences with vulnerable people.
  • Previous experience of identifying hazards and writing/revising risk assessments for health and safety issues.
  • Experience of identifying minor repair or maintenance issues.
  • Gardening experience

Other

  • Ability to use relevant equipment for cleaning and minor repairs e.g. mops, vacuum, and screwdriver.
  • Driving licence and use of own vehicle is essential.

Interview details: 16th August 2018

Induction details: New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 5 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

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Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
06/08/2018

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