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Bank Kitchen Assistant posted by Excelcare

Full Time
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Job Description

Job Description

Job Title

(Bank) Kitchen Assistant - at our Abbott Care home in Harlow Essex.

Responsible to

Home Manager/Deputy Manager

Purpose of Role

To assist the cook in providing satisfying meals for service users, whilst reporting to the cook in order to maintain standards of hygiene required and to maintain a safe working environment

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To maintain standards of hygiene, and assist in food preparation and serving.
  • To assist the cook in the preparation and serving of meals, as requested by the service users.
  • To maintain the kitchen and all equipment therein to the required standards.
  • To assist in the economic use of materials
  • To work to the identified and agreed schedules, without intruding on service users preferences.
  • To monitor and maintain effective stock control and rotation
  • To have a comprehensive understanding of Health and Safety issues, particularly in respect of Basic Food Hygiene, COSHH, safe moving and handling and working within the guidelines relating to cross infection.
  • To identify and report any malfunction or damage to equipment, in accordance with the company's maintenance reporting procedure.
  • To work in co-operation with other Care Staff
  • To actively promote a non-discriminatory approach to the service industry.
  • To adhere to and maintain the company's polices and procedures.
  • To effectively participate in the management of any concerns or representations raised
  • To observe for, and assist in resolving, any signs of abuse, in accordance with the company's policies and procedures.
  • To conduct one self professionally, in accordance with the company's Code of Conduct, through behaviour, communication skills, appearance and standards of personal hygiene.
  • To clear the dishes, wash up and clean the kitchen and dining areas.
  • To be aware of the clients dietary needs and respond to their comments and requests in respect of the menu
  • To dispose of waste correctly.
  • To ensure that all food is used within the prescribed period, with particular attention being paid to perishable goods

    This job description may differ as new information technology, policies and contractual agreements change, and we reserve the right to vary duties without notice

    Person Specification

    Essential Requirements

    Desirable Requirements

    Educational Achievements

    Skills and Abilities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow guidelines and policies
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to work on a 7 day rota which will include weekends
  • To attend training (in own time if necessary)
  • Ability to attend occasional training that may be held off site
  • Self motivated, ability to work on own initiative.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Have a positive approach to change
  • Positive attitude to Health & Safety
  • To be actively involved in own personal development


  • Experience working within the residential care environment


  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Understanding of Abuse
  • Understanding of equal opportunities (equality & Diversity)
  • Understanding of customer care
  • Understanding of Quality Assurance

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