Hi. I'm a night care assistant at a care home and I'm worried about the cleaning responsibilities I've been given. Should night care assistants be cleaning toilets, bathrooms, doing laundry, washing utensils (plates, cups, drinking glasses) by hand/ dishwasher, setting tables, emptying large bins, hoovering and moping?
These are all duties that they claim we have to do as night care assistant but I don't believe that's right and they are frankly exploiting us into believing so. I have tried to find any rights, regulations and laws to support what I believe but have found none showing where the line should be drawn.
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Night Care Assistant Duties ~ Urgent watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-10-2017 15:57
- 03-10-2017 17:42
When I worked nights we were expected to load/unload dishwasher, make sure kitchen was clean and tidy, peel veg for the next day and make a start on preparing the morning breakfasts (only pouring cereals into bowls, getting out special trays ect.) We also finished folding laundry if needed. We didn't mop and hoover, we would sweep if needed, however we did have dedicated cleaning staff on during the day.
It can be quite slow during night shifts so I didn't mind doing the extra duties.