You're a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you've already got some experience in a care home setting. You're also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You're a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You're keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.
Reporting to the Head Chef, you'll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you'll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you'll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you'll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You'll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we'll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.
As a Kitchen Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:
We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK's leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential - with first-class training and support.
Having fun, keeping busy and delivering the best of care is central to life at Hadrian Park care home in Billingham.
Here at Hadrian Park every member of our team prides themselves on delivering the best in residential and residential dementia care for older people. Flexibility is essential when caring for older people, so we are delighted to be able to provide short term respite care and day care to give family carers a break to have some time to themselves. We have also just started taking older people with learning disabilities who need residential care.
When a new resident joins the care home we work very hard with them and their loved ones to get to know them and understand what makes them tick. We find out all about their lives, what they've done, their interests and hobbies, and what their everyday routines have been, whether it's walking the dog, having an evening pint or taking the pram around the block at school times. Then we do our best to incorporate all of that into their care here at Hadrian Park, as well as the activities we do, and even the food our catering team prepares.