Food Services Assistant

  • £8.21 per hour
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • Rapport Housing And Care

Connors House has a vacancy for a Food Services Assistant, who\'s main duties and responsibilities will include maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, dining areas and the food preparation areas, and assist the Head Cook and Second Cook when required.

The ideal Food Services Assistant will demonstrate

o A caring and compassionate approach

o Patience and understanding of older people

o Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of moving and handling equipment

o Awareness of cultural and dietary needs of individuals

o Current knowledge of HandS legislation and application of HandS practices with particular regard to catering equipment

o Knowledge and understanding of COSHH regulations

o Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community

o Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff

o Team working skills

o Good timekeeping skills

o Professionalism

The ideal Food Services Assistant will have the ability to:

o Play an active role in creating a good environment

o Prioritise their work

o Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them

o Train for and take on additional responsibilities

o Listen carefully and attentively

o Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with

o Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace

o Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation

Rapport Housing and Care offers Supported, Residential and Nursing Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

OUR PHILOSOPHY:

We want everyone who meets us, no matter in what context, to experience our friendly, caring, compassionate philosophy, which runs through our whole organisation. We are a leading housing and care provider in the south-east, flexible and responsive to the needs of people in later life.

OUR VALUES:

· Compassion: behaving in a manner that treats people with respect and dignity, listening to what they say and responding;

· Openness: Offering high quality services that are adaptable, flexible and that meet the changing needs of service users in a manner that offers genuine choice;

· Integrity: acting at all times in an honest and straightforward way with all those with whom we come into contact;

· People focussed: reflecting the ethos inherent in the organisations philosophy.

For the right candidate, this is a marvellous opportunity to join an established, growing organisation in the heart of Kent.

Benefits of working for Rapport Housing and Care include:

o 30 days paid holiday

o Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development

o Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact HR on 01634 729137.

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

PLEASE NOTE: applications that do not include full education and work histories (with gaps between jobs explained) may not be considered.

Rapport Housing and Care offers Supported and Residential Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

Rapport Housing and Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CVM17305