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Special Duty Officer

Location: SOUTH EAST LONDON, LONDON Salary: 12.53 - 15.41 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3113306
My client, a London Borough Council, are currently recruiting for a Special Duty Officer role to be based in Sotuh East London. This role involves working in challenging domestic environmental conditions as well as working with the occupant often at the property. The role requires a strong stomach and good customer care skills. You will need to have good communication skills and be able to engage with people who may have mental health issues. You will work alongside an experienced member of staff at all times

Main Purpose of the job:
To carry out heavy cleaning and clear rubbish from the homes of service users in Lewisham.
To clear properties of needles and contents for Housing and other appropriate agencies.
To provide general support to service users and their carers as part of a caring team.

Summary of Responsibilities and Personal Duties:

1. Clearing floors of rubbish and clutter including clothing, food, bottles, general household rubbish and human waste i.e. urine and excreta.

2. Cleaning all living areas, surfaces, door/frames and paintwork.

3. Carry out preliminary fumigation (for personal safety) with approved chemicals. Report any infestation to Line Manager.

4. Ensure secure and safe storage of property keys.

5. Remove and dispose of household rubbish e.g. unwanted furniture, clothing and equipment as necessary.

6. Be aware of, and report hazards within the home e.g. broken windows/glass, torn linoleum, broken furniture and any electrical or gas appliances.

7. Fumigation and cleaning of properties where decomposed remains have been found.

8. Removal and disposal of bio-hazard waste i.e. urine, excreta, blood, infestation, dead animals and decomposed remains.

9. Removal and disposal of hypodermic needles from properties. Ensure safety equipment and sharps boxes are used at all times.

10. Under supervision from the Line Manager, liaise with internal and external agencies i.e. Housing, Adult social care teams, external housing agencies in relations to service users and their properties.

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