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Lorien Child and Family service, Fortunestown, Tallaght

General Information

Post: Cleaner, 4 hours per week
Location:

Lorien Child and Family service,                                                     30 MacUlliam Crescent, Fortunestown, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 

Responsible to: Project Leader, Lorien
Works with: Staff and service users

 

What is Barnardos?

Barnardos supports children whose well -being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children. Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962 and is Ireland’s leading Children’s Charity.

What does the Lorien Project Do?

The Lorien Project was established in 1997 and expanded in 2002 as a service to address the needs of children (0 to 18 years of age) in the Tallaght area whose lives are affected by substance misuse. Typically these are the children of parents with problem substance misuse. The service is funded by Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force and the Health Service Executive Addiction Services.

The children we work with can experience considerable instability, disruption and danger in their lives and can be at significant risk of neglect and of progressing into a life of instability and addiction themselves.Their parents are often very conscious of the impact of their addiction on their children’s lives and can feel considerable guilt and shame and can be fearful of engagement with services for parenting supports.

In many cases grandparents and other extended family members play vital roles in bringing stability and security into the children’s lives, often in very challenging circumstances and with little support.

Working with this level of need can be challenging and positive engagement within the team and wider organisation is crucial.

What will the Cleaner Do?

The cleaner will have responsibility for maintaining a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in and around the Lorien premises. The role carries the typical duties of a cleaner, please see job description below for a full list of these.

Where can I find out more?

www.barnardos.ie

 


Job Description

Post: Cleaner, 4 hours per week
Location:

Lorien Child and Family service,   

30 MacUlliam Crescent, Fortunestown, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 

Responsible to: Project Leader, Lorien
Works with: Staff and service users

 

Job purpose

To maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in and around the relevant premises.

Core Job Requirements

  • To maintain a clean and healthy environment in line with the needs of the relevant premises and services.
  • To work to an agreed roster which defines areas for cleaning, the type of cleaning and the regularity with which the cleaning is to be carried out, in conjunction with your line manager. 
  • Maintain premises facilities in a hygienic state i.e. cleaning out fridge etc. 
  • Maintain a high standard of hand washing and a high standard of personal hygiene. 
  • Operate a satisfactory waste disposal system.
  • To carry out your work in a way that is consistent with Health & Safety guidelines, especially in relation to the use and storage of biological and chemical cleaning materials.
  • To interact with children and families in a friendly, courteous manner. 
  • Take action when aware of unhygienic practices which may put the safety of food at risk. 
  • To carry out a risk assessment annually within your areas of work in collaboration with others.
  • To work in a flexible manner in relation to the needs of the Service, providing assistance to other staff as appropriate. 
  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of your designated person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policy. 

Requirements of all Barnardos staff

  • Commitment to the purpose of Barnardos and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations
  • To participate in regular supervision with your line manager
  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within Barnardos as a whole
  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner
  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.
  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.
  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role
  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or local Health & Safety Officer.
  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of the Barnardos Designated Person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policies.
  • To participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate
  • To undertake other duties as may be requested by the line manager from time to time
  • To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and informal.

Note: this Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work.


Person Specification

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to maintain the building to a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Ability to work and interact in a child centred environment (where hours overlap with the service).
  • Ability to maintain adequate cleaning stocks. 
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations in relation to storage, cleaning, safety signs etc.
  • Flexibility and adaptability is required for this post.

Experience

6 months cleaning experience in a commercial or service environment an advantage.

Qualifications

Level 1 hygiene course is essential for this post.

(This course will be organised by Barnardos when the person has been recruited).

The postholder is initially assigned to work in the Lorien service but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs.

 

 

 


Application Procedure

Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.

Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.

Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting. 

Shortlisting will apply

Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire and the E-Vetting process. References will be taken up at this stage.

All documentation received by Barnardos in relation to job applications  will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. The information will only be used by Barnardos  in the processing of job applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with job candidates.  To make a request under the Data Protection Acts, please submit a request in writing to: Data Protection Executive, Barnardos  National Office,  Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 or email dataprotection@barnardos.ie