Cook job in Ashford at Action On Hearing Loss

Cook

Company: Action on Hearing Loss

Location: Canterbury UK

Date Posted:Apr 05, 2018

     Benefits: Competitive Contract type and hours:Department: Roper HouseLocation: CanterburyClosing date: 19th April 2018    To deliver a person-centred service for people who use our services. To provide, as part of a team, healthy balanced meals which take into account some of the complex dietary and behavioural needs of the people we support.          Interview date: TBC This post is also subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.     About Care and Support at Action on Hearing Loss We offer a wide range of high quality residential and community services providing specialist care and support for deaf and hard of hearing people with additional needs across the UK.  We are committed to person centred working. Everyone who uses our services has the right to: Privacy, dignity, choice, maximum possible independence and support to help reach their full potential.Communicate in their chosen way.Be valued and respected as individuals, recognising that everyone is different and offering equal opportunities.Everyday life opportunities through support from our staff.Be involved in the planning of their own care or support.Live safely and securely and to a comfortable standard.Influence the type of services that we provide.Confidential access to information about themselves, and to know how we might share this information with others.An independent advocate if they want one.Make a complaint about any service and to have their complaint investigated using our complaints procedure, in a way they can understand. We aim to tailor this to the communication needs of the people who use them so that it is completely accessible to them. Choosing to work in Care and Support is one of the most fulfilling and exciting decisions you can make. You will also get the chance to complete the NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Care or equivalent and have access to up to date training. With any job there will be ups and downs but working in social care has very specific rewards and challenges. To help you decide if this role is for you and you want to apply please visit:      About Roper House Roper House is a 27 bed home in the heart of Canterbury, for adults who are deaf; some have other health issues also.We encourage independence and thrive to maintain a safe home for those that live here.Socialising and good food are important to us, we have social gatherings every few months and we love variety.If you feel you would like to be part of our team here and have a high standard of kitchen cleanliness and good cooking skills, come and meet us.             Job Description Overall Purpose of the Role:To provide a high standard of healthy and nutritious food in accordance with service users dietary requirements  Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: •              To plan and prepare three meals a day which meet the dietary requirements of the home. •              To work in the and prepare food on your own according to menu plans and instructions from  cook manager•              To ensure the kitchen is stocked with best quality food and products•              To oversee kitchen assistants and allocate duties to ensure the smooth operation before, during and after kitchen service. •              To ensure kitchen assistants prepare food in line with the specification manual, to meet the needs of the people who use the service.•              To ensure kitchen assistants implement the cleaning schedules and are compliant with health & safety policy and procedural guidelines.•              To undertake and complete domestic duties within the catering department which include deep cleaning, general kitchen maintenance and washing up, in accordance and policy and procedural guidelines. This may require the successful candidate to use industrial equipment.•              To ensure effective daily/weekly cleaning schedules and supporting checklists are in place and enforced.•              To monitor and maintain a safe and clean environment for food related areas and equipment, raising and resolving issues identified.•              To lead by example setting high standards completing team duties to meet operational needs•              Effective organisation and allocation of shift duties, ensuring the completion of set up, handover and closedown procedures are followed in line with policy and procedural guidelines.•              Responsibility for hygiene, health & safety of the catering team, particularly in relation to the use of COSHH products and PPE.•              To ensure food products are correctly stored and rotated.•              To build effective communication and teamwork to support the smooth operation of the shift. To work under instruction of cook manager.•              To carry out reasonable tasks as requested by the Registered Manager.    Person specification  EssentialDesirableExperience[e.g. previous roles, types of organisations]?          Experience of food preparation and cooking for large groups of people.?          Experience of supervising catering staff.?          Experience of cross-contamination and COSHH systems.?           ?          Experience of residential/supported living/outreach work or equivalent, paid or voluntary.?          Experience of working with people who have challenging behaviour, mental health disorders, learning disabilities and dual-sensory loss or similar.   ?           ?           Qualifications / Professional Training [e.g. academic & professional qualifications & training]?          A HABC level 2 Award in Food Safety.?           ?          CACDP Level 1 or willingness to learn British Sign Language skills. ?          BSL level 1, or a willingness to complete this within 6 months of commencing employment.?           Skills / Knowledge[e.g. specific job-related skills & knowledge]?          Good standard of written English. GCSE level or equivalent. ?          An awareness of deaf issues and the potential impact of these on individuals.?          Food preparation skills – including vegetables, salad, fish and meat.?           ?          Knowledge of the catering routines that exist in a large establishment such as a care home, hotel or school.?          Knowledge of utilising commercial catering equipment.?          Knowledge of moving and handling procedures.?           Personal Qualities [e.g. influence over others, dependability,  self-reliance]?          Ability to work independently, this could involve taking sole responsibility for a Service or work area during a shift.?            Ability to work effectively within a    team?             Thinking Style[e.g. practical, conceptual, Innovative, traditional, change orientated]?          Experience of organising your own work, able to plan and manage own time effectively. ?          Ability to demonstrate the Action on Hearing Loss values and behaviours.?             Circumstances[e.g. mobility, special demands of job, unsocial hours] ?          The ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the people we support (e.g shift work and bank holidays).?               View full job description
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