Connecting to LinkedIn...

Supported Living Scheme Caretaker

Job Title: Supported Living Scheme Caretaker
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Salary: Negotiable
REF: SLHOGH_1574679021
Contact Name: Abby Bell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

I am looking to appoint a Supported Living Scheme Caretaker for the customers and communities department at one of the local authorities.

The purpose of the post is to provide cover between the hours of 17:00 and 07:00 Monday to Friday and weekend cover with sleep ins as specified by the senior housing and support outreach worker for small blocks of flats occupied by people with a mild/moderate learning disability. To maintain the building as a safe and secure environment and to act as a point of contact for tenants.

Key roles that this position will include are as follows:

  • To provide overnight sleep in cover as required by the service, maintaining the safety and security of the building
  • To supervise tenant and visitor access to and from the building

  • To ensure the security of the building by monitoring CCTV and patrolling at regular intervals

  • To carry out cleaning duties in the office and communal areas and assist with refuse collection

  • To identify defects in relation to weekly/monthly building checks and report these promptly

  • Report out of hours emergency maintenance defects to 'repairs hotline'

  • To maintain full and accurate log of event's during the shift. Complete verbal/written handovers

  • To act as first point of contact in an emergency situation within the service and take appropriate action i.e. contacting the emergency services and informing relevant professionals

  • To participate in ensuring compliance with The Gateshead Housing Companies Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

  • To communicate effectively with tenants and professionals

  • To undertake appropriate training to meet the identified needs of the service as agreed with the line manager.
  • To operate within clear professional boundaries and within The Gateshead Housing Companies code of conduct

  • To act as a point of contact for tenants

  • To work flexibly on a rota, including weekends and public holidays

  • To demonstrate a positive, diverse and inclusive attitude to both internal and external customers and colleagues

  • To undertake any other appropriate duties as directed by the line manager

Please call the office on 0191 814 1360 to express your interest.