Kitchen Assistant

CAS Behavioural Health
£5967 - £6000/annum £7.65
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CAS Behavioral Health is one of the UK`s leading providers of specialist behavioral adult healthcare services.

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.
- Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
- Report immediately to the Hospital Manager any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, Colleague, self or another.
- Understand and ensure the implementation of the Hospital`s Health and Safety Policy, Emergency and Fire Procedures.
- Ensure the security of the Hospital is maintained at all times
- 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.
- Knowledge of dietary requirements (ie Halal/diabetic/vegan).

Skills and experience

- Good communication.
- Ability to plan nourishing and attractive menus within available budgets
- Team player / Works on own initiative.
- Qualifications
- At The Time of Appointment
- NVQ2 or equivalent or evidence of the same experience in catering.
- Basic Food / Hygiene Certificate.
- NVQ3 or evidence of same.
- 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

Please note – this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as you will be in contact with vulnerable adults. Therefore all candidates invited for interview will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and any offer of employment is subject to successful clearance.

If you are looking for a truly rewarding career with great prospects then we would love to hear from you