Location
The Dene, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
Salary
£23,751.00
Hours
37.50
Job Advert - Division Information

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

 

Job Advert Location Description

The Dene Hospital is a specialist Hospital providing secure services for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder including both medium and low secure care environments. The hospital also has two High Dependency Units one male and one female We work with the most difficult patients and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  We have a strong care pathway via our medium secure, low secure and our new inpatient service for women with high dependency needs (HDU).

Set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has extensive educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court, swimming pool and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There’s also a library, a purpose built art room and workshop, and two practice kitchens.

We are renowned for our work with women using a DBT approach to address their care needs. 

Our clinical programmes focus on:

  • Rehabilitation on-site and in the community and include programmes specifically focused on treating offending and challenging behaviours, minimising the risk to self and others
  • Building skills to increase independence to promote people stepping down to care in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their health

 

We have also have an overall rating of Good from the CQC ( January 2017)

Job Advert Role Description

As a Housekeeping Lead at The Dene, your main objectives will be:-

- To provide leadership to the Housekeeping team and assume overall site supervision responsibility. To maintain a high standard of cleaning and hygiene in the patients’ accommodation and all other areas at The Dene and support the Facilities Manager in all areas ensuring that all aspects of the Operational Policies are adhered to

 - Applicants will be expected to support and cover the Housekeeping team rota when necessary and this may include working at the weekend.

 

Some of the skills and experience we are looking for are:

 

- It would be useful to have hospital/commercial experience in similar position with flexible approach.

- Working knowledge of COSHH and awareness of H&S.

- A flexible and positive approach to working.

- Common sense approach to work.

- Due to the location of our hospital site candidates must be able to travel using their own vehicle/public transport.

 

Some of the benefits we offer are:-

- Free onsite meals and free onsite parking

- Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance

- Contributory Pension Scheme

- 25 Days annual leave + Bank Holidays

- Career Development and continuous learning and development

- Voluntary benefits including childcare vouchers and car leasing

- Full Extensive Training Induction plus opportunities to do further training while in the role.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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