Bloomcare
  • 13-Jul-2020 to 11-Sep-2020 (MST)
  • Operations
  • Liverpool, GBR
  • 8.92
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

REPORTING TO: Head Chef

JOB PURPOSE: To organise and control the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with EHO regulations.

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • City & Guilds 706 - 1 & 2, or equivalent qualification (achieved or working towards)
  • Basic Food / Hygiene Certificate
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable)

Desired:

  • Intermediate Food/Hygiene Certificate
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Food Preparation:

  1. Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required.
  2. Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual Clients.

Communication:

  1. Liaise with the Home Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods.
  2. Arrange/participate in Staff and Client meetings as required.

Budgetary / Financial Control:

  1. Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer / fridge temperatures.
  2. Ensure stock rotation. Order stocks and check deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Home Manager.

 

Human Resources (HR):

  1. Prepare Staff rota for Kitchen.
  2. Interview for new Staff Members with the Home Manager as and when required, in line with the Company's Recruitment Policy.

Training & Development:

  1. Supervise and instruct Kitchen Staff Members in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, giving help and guidance where appropriate.
  2. Conduct basic food hygiene training for all Care Staff involved in handling and delivery of food.
  3. Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
  4. Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.

Health & Safety;

  1. Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
  2. Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively.
  3. Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
  4. Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centre's Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  5. Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  6. Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre.

General:

  1. Promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre at all times.
  2. Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.
  3. Notify the Home Manager, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.
  4. Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times
  5. Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
  6. Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.
  7. Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.

Safeguarding:

  1. All staff, are in the front line in preventing harm or abuse occurring and in taking action where concerns arise. Protection, Prevention and Personalisation are the cornerstones to protecting adults at risk of harm.
  2. Understand and ensure that the home's Safeguarding Policy and Procedure is adhered to at all times.
  3. Inform residents of their rights to be free from abuse and support them to exercise these rights, including providing access to advocacy where required. Staff should ensure residents are aware of how to raise concerns of abuse. 
  1. Promote empowerment and choice and support residents to manage risks.
  2. Develop the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to recognise trigger behaviours that presents a risk for each individual and to others, and know how to identify, report and respond appropriately to suspected or actual abuse.

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

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