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Laundry Assistant Part time


To improve the lives of our residents and the communities we serve by consistently delivering special resident experiences and to be the best place to work in the care sector

Main purpose of the role

As a Laundry Assistant you are a member of the team who is responsible for ensuring that a clean, well presented and well maintained supply of clothing for all residents and linen for the Home is available at all times.

Important Information
Location: Galgorm Care Home, 90 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, County Antrim, BT42 1AA
Date Posted: 22nd March 2023
Closing Date: 31st March 2023
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Part time
Salary: £10.75 Yearly

About the role

Main duties and responsibilities

1.      To work as part of the laundry team, handling all incoming items to the laundry, and sort for treatments and washing temperatures in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

2.      To wash, dry and iron all linen and clothing as appropriate and in accordance with labels.

3.      To use equipment supplied with care and in accordance with suppliers’ instructions and training.

4.      To ensure all machines and equipment are in good working order and report any faults immediately.  If any machine is felt to be dangerous, to withdraw it from service immediately.

5.      To assist in keeping the environment clean, tidy and hazard free, e.g. cleaning of equipment and safe disposal of waste.

6.      To ensure that dryers are kept free of dust/lint on a daily basis.

7.      To advise on supplies i.e. washing detergents/chemicals required on a weekly basis, ensuring economic use of same.

8.      To ensure that Company Policy on Infection Control is adhered to at all times with regard to soiled linen.

9.      To ensure that Company Policy on Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) is adhered to at all times.

10.  To take linen and clothes to store, or residents’ rooms as required, hanging or placing residents’ items neatly.

11.  To ensure the laundry environment is kept clean, tidy and free from hazards in accordance with the cleaning schedule.

12.  To keep records of any damage to items whilst in the laundry.

13.  To report the condition of residents’ clothing to enable replacements to be purchased as necessary.

14.  Ensure equipment, chemicals and cleaning products are stored safely and securely, during and after use.


General Responsibilities

·         To be responsible for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and others whilst at work, including colleagues, residents and visitors to the Home and for alerting the officers responsible to any hazards or potential risks to health and safety.

·         To be fully conversant with the Beaumont policies relating to Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Whistleblowing.

·         To ensure compliance with the Beaumont Information Governance Policy, maintaining an appropriate level of confidentiality around issues that may be personal or commercially sensitive.

·         Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships both with colleagues, residents, visitors and other health professionals and agencies.

·         To act as an ambassador for the Beaumont company Vision and Values.

·         To promote equality and diversity at all times and across all work activities.

·         To adhere to Beaumont policies and procedures.

·         Attend mandatory training days / courses, on or off site, as and when required

·         To undertake any other duties and accountabilities which would be lawful, reasonable and appropriate to the role.

Beaumont Care Homes

Philosophy of Care - At Beaumont, we aim to provide a safe, clean, relaxed and homely environment in which care, wellbeing and comfort are of prime importance.
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Beaumont Care Homes have residential and nursing homes across Northern Ireland; in Belfast, Bangor, Ballymena, Comber, Donaghadee, Dunmurray, Jordanstown, Hillsborough, Holywood, Lisburn, and Newtownabbey – So there’s always a Beaumont Care Home nearby. We aim to provide a safe, clean, relaxed and homely environment for all our residents, where care, well-being and comfort are of prime importance and where our staff feel is the best place to work in the care sector. The atmosphere in all our homes is welcoming and inviting whilst our healthcare staff are professional and ready to care, delivering a home-from-home feeling that helps the transition from home or hospital easier and less stressful. Beaumont Care Home’s staff undergo regular training to guarantee they provide the best one-to-one and person-centred care possible. All our staff are encouraged to develop their skills and continue on a career pathway. As a company, we believe in healthy, homemade food, and our trained chefs prepare tasty, exciting, and appealing meals to various tastes, regardless of appetite or culture.

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Beaumont Care Homes offer varied activities, from trips out and summer fetes to indoor activities including arts and crafts, pamper sessions and visiting entertainment. As well as visiting dog therapists and other animals, intergenerational activities are encouraged involving local nurseries and schools. Our team of healthcare professionals and the safe, comfortable accommodation at Beaumont Care Homes Support people living with dementia, whilst also providing nursing care along with other specialist care services. We can also offer respite care in our homes. We want people to join Beaumont Care who wish to work with older and vulnerable people. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is caring and has a can-do attitude. Is that person you? Our senior managers have often begun their working life as carers, which we recognise are essential to our service, and then climbed the career ladder to become Home and Regional Managers.

Our benefits

We provide professional training, personal development and promotion paths to support and progress you. Working at our residents’ home will be stimulating and rewarding, as we maintain high care standards.

Vacation, Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Flexible schedule

Employee development programs

Free parking

Open office

Competitive salary

Work With Charities

Social Opportunities

Employee Recognition Scheme

Laundry Assistant Part time

Philosophy of Care - At Beaumont, we aim to provide a safe, clean, relaxed and homely environment in which care, wellbeing and comfort are of prime importance.