Kitchen/ Domestic Assistant

Location

Great Yarmouth

Salary & Benefits

£7.83 per hour

Vacancy Type

Bank

Closing Date

27/09/2018

Kitchen/ Domestic Assistant

Bank Position

The Gables, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth

When we launched Healthcare Homes in 2005, our main objectives were to create an environment where residents receive the highest standards of care; where dignity is respected; where talents and interests are encouraged; and where life is lived to its fullest potential.

We have remained 100% focused to these objectives, and today continue to deliver the highest quality residential and nursing care to all residents who live in any one of our 35 homes across the South East.

Healthcare Homes prides itself on providing a warm and homely environment for the people we support, and our Housekeeping Team is vital to us achieving this. This is a role that is central to the daily lives of the people we support and their families, so a caring nature and good people skills are essential alongside a practical ability.

Key responsibilities of a Kitchen Assistant/ Domestic Assistant

  • To support the Head Chef/Cook in the effective operation of the kitchen.
  • To wash up all crockery, cutlery and utensils used by the kitchen, residents, staff and visitors.
  • To ensure basic maintenance/hygiene of all kitchen and dining room equipment to include serving trolleys, place mats, trays and dining room furniture.
  • To ensure the cleanliness of the total washing up area to include all the equipment within that area.
  • The preparation and delivery of food and drinks as required by the residents.
  • Adhere at all times to the company policies and procedures.
  • Carry out all cleaning duties to a high standard that meet the expectations of the residents and management.
  • Ensure all health and safety rules (COSHH) are strictly adhered to.
  • Follow universal infection control precautions.
  • Follow universal waste control precautions.
  • Adhere at all times to the company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Flexible approach to work.

Skills and experience

  • Previous experience working within an elderly care environment is desirable.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach.
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record.
  • Flexible approach to work.

Qualifications

  • Level 2 in Kitchen Services or equivalent desirable though an opportunity to obtain this will be given
  • Food Hygiene certificate is desirable though an opportunity to obtain this will be given.

Job role

Bank position
£7.83 per hour

Company information

Healthcare Homes provides care and support appropriate to the needs of each individual, in a friendly, warm and supportive atmosphere.  For more information about our care homes and homecare please visit www.healthcarehomes.co.uk.

The successful Kitchen Assistant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Healthcare Homes is an equal opportunities employer and regulated by CQC.