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Assistant Cook

Posted 8 January by CAS Behavioural Health Featured Ended
CAS Behavioural Health is one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist behavioural adult healthcare services.

About Conifers

The Conifers provides high quality respite care for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Liaise with the Hospital Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of fresh foods, as available.
• Prepare, cook and serve meals, hot and cold, as appropriate. Responsible for maintaining and managing the food budget.
• Provide special diets where necessary as well as taking into account the preferences of individual Clients.
• To support the development of the process, practices and delivery of Active Recovery Care and Recovery.
• Be responsible for the washing up after meals and the overall cleaning of the kitchen and where appropriate the dining area.
• Maintain an accurate record / list of food supplies, freezer temperatures requirements, etc. where requested / required.
• Order stocks and check deliveries, as well as check and value stocks as required by the Hospital Manager.
• Report immediately to the Hospital Manager any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, Colleague, self or another.
• Adhere to all Group policies and procedures within the defined timescales, NCSC standards and guidelines, Department of Health guidelines and legislation, including the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice.
• Knowledge of nutrition and dietary requirements (ie Halal/diabetic/vegan).

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Good communication.
• Ability to plan nourishing and attractive menus within available budgets.
• Team player / Works on own initiative.
• NVQ2 (or equivalent) or evidence of the same experience in catering.
• Basic Food / Hygiene Certificate.
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.
• Hospitality experience.
• Experience of preparing fresh food to cover 3 main meal times.
• Experience of working in a care environment.

Why join us?

In return we offer many benefits which include: training on site, paid DBS, pension scheme, staff uniform, free meals and childcare vouchers. We also offer the cycle to work scheme and free parking on site.

Specific Requirement

An offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS and reference check.
If you are looking for a truly rewarding career with great prospects then we would love to hear from you.

Reference: 34166371

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