Residential Care Home Maintenance Assistant
Fessey House is a residential care home in Swindon run by Swindon Borough Council offering long stay/short stay and respite care. This is a varied role requiring the post holder to take responsibility for general and routine maintenance within the home and grounds, working full time hours.
Ideally you will have experience in general maintenance, repair and decorating duties, have knowledge of COSHH, equipment and record keeping and in-depth fire and health and safety knowledge. You will require an in depth knowledge in water treatment procedures and compliance regulations. You should also have a working knowledge of dementia. You will also be prepared to work towards NVQ Level 1 in Infection Control.
Duties will include: Test the fire alarms weekly, checking the system, fire doors and fire torches. Reporting any faults and informing the senior on duty. Test the emergency lighting system on a monthly basis, ensuring all tests and faults are recorded in the fire logbook. Domestic tasks, which could include assisting with cleaning windows, toilets, floors, carpets walls and furniture in the unit with appropriate cleaning materials. Undertaking routine maintenance tasks, e.g. changing light bulbs/tubes, fitting taps washers, making minor repairs to furniture and equipment using small hand tools and being responsible for maintaining good pressures on wheelchair tyres. Keeping the outside areas clean and tidy, sweeping up and disposing of rubbish and leaves.
Cleaning of garden furniture, refuse bins, also undertaking gardening duties not covered by contracts e.g. control moss and weeds among paving areas and paths. Treat outside areas with grit and antifungicides when appropriate. Do Health and Safety checks both inside and outside the building. Keeping documentation accurate and up to date and reporting any issues that arise. Check electrical equipment for loose connections, correct fuse amperage and wire insulation, adhering to Health and Safety procedures at all times.
Flushing outlets as per schedule. Take daily / weekly checks on water temperatures, keeping records and reporting any faults. Check the heating system is operating correctly. Undertake internal re-decoration and erect shelves, pictures, notice boards, etc. as required. Undertaking building duties for furniture and goods. Maintain call systems, ensuring all call units are in working order and renewing batteries when required Report any damage or defect to the senior officer on duty following up with appropriate agencies for repairs
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
If you can bring good communication skills, teamwork and a passion to learn, we will support you in developing a career with Swindon Borough Council.