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Crosby House, 1 May Baird Avenue, , AB25 3BD
£8.91 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
40 hours per week

This position has expired.

VSA is a well-respected local social care charity, helping support the people of Aberdeen for over 150 years.

Our mission is to provide the best of care to enable the best of lives; supporting individuals and communities to fulfil their potential.

VSA provides vital support and services to people of all ages. At VSA we support a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing through a range of residential and outreach support Services.

Working in social care is a hugely rewarding career, and you can help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults. At VSA, we are looking for motivated and compassionate individuals to join our team.

VSA have an exciting opportunity available to join our Crosby House service as a General Assistant based in Aberdeen. This will be a full-time permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Rota: 4 week rolling rota where you will be required to work a variety of shifts including early/evening and weekend shifts.

Salary: £8.91 p.h

We offer our General Assistant fantastic benefits including:

- Competitive Salary

- Generous Holidays

- Sick Pay Scheme

- NEST Pension Scheme

- Refer a friend scheme

- Ongoing professional development

The role will be to offer domestic support to ensure our service environments are kept to a high standard of cleanliness. You will provide support and assistance in the kitchen and dining room and carry out housekeeping tasks. You should have some basic food preparation skills, a keen eye for detail and be comfortable carrying out routine procedures according to specified work standards.

Purpose of Job:

To carry out housekeeping and related tasks to identified standards so as to contribute towards the delivery of a quality service designed to meet the needs of service users.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out general housekeeping tasks, including basic food preparation if required, to agreed work schedules and quality standards so as to maintain effective service delivery.
  • Using and storing equipment, machinery and cleaning agents in a safe manner according to instructions and agreed procedures.
  • Communicating effectively with others in the workplace, providing written and verbal information when required according to agreed reporting procedures.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with service users within agreed operational and organisational parameters.
  • Identifying and evaluating hazards and risks, in line with VSA’s Health and Safety policies and security procedures, to reduce the risk to self, service users and other staff members.
  • Assisting with dining room and kitchen duties as and when appropriate.
  • Carrying out any other duties which may be required from time to time provided the tasks are both reasonable and within the post-holder’s capabilities.
  • Have awareness and work within internal control systems in your area to facilitate improvement in the quality of service provided.

Key Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Must be able to communicate in the workplace verbally and also by providing written information.