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

As a General Assistant your 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.

Ruthrieston House is a 40 bed residential care homes situated in Aberdeen city that provide 24 hours a day care for people in their mid-later years in life who need extra care and support in their daily lives. Based in the west end of Aberdeen city, Ruthrieston House is located on the outskirts of the city on Broomhill Road.

Hours: 24 hours per week

Rota: Working a 7 day rolling rota, you will be required to work a variety of shifts across 7 days including early/evening and every 2nd weekend, therefore flexibility is essential. Shifts are typically 7.30am-2pm & 1pm-7pm.

Salary: £12.00 per hour

Location: Aberdeen City

We offer our Support/Care Workers fantastic benefits including:

  • Company pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Generous annual leave
  • Refer a friend programme-Receive £200 when you introduce a family member or friend to VSA,
  • Investment in your personal development and career through our learning and development programmes,
  • Access to our employee discount scheme

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.