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2018-03-11 Care Homes Job Title: Cook
Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home
Job Role: Cook / Chef
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018
Job Location: Nuneaton , Warwickshire
Company: Harmony House
Salary: To be discussed
Hours: Part Time
Contact Name: Rachel Hall
JOB TITLE: Chef/Cook
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
• 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
• Intermediate Food/Hygiene Certificate
• Previous supervisory experience
• Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group
Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when
Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual Clients.
Liaise with the Home Manager when planning/costing menus in order to
provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available
Arrange/participate in Staff and Client meetings as required.
Budgetary / Financial Control:
Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer / fridge
Ensure stock rotation. Order stocks and check deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Home Manager.
Training & Development:
Supervise and instruct Kitchen Staff Members in the use of all
equipment and hygiene procedures, giving help and guidance where
Conduct basic food hygiene training for all Care Staff involved in handling and delivery of food.
Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
Health & Safety;
Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and
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.
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.
To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant such as Health & Safety, Emergency and Fire Procedures, COSHH, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, have a clear understanding of Infection Prevention and Control policies, procedures and measures to maintain a safe environment throughout the home.
Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre.
This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list