JOB: Community Care Worker

Burleigh Hill House, Carrickfergus



Hourly Rate

Job Type:




Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks pro rata

Your Benefits :

Excellent Pay Rate - £10.80 per hour

Free on-site parking

Free Uniform

Paid Induction

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We are looking for a Cook to join our team at Burleigh Hill House, Carrickfergus.  

The Role

To support the Home Manager in promoting and maintaining a high standard of food provision, infection control, protection and maintenance of home equipment.

To Co-ordinate all kitchen duties, involving supervision and direction of relevant staff.

Main Duties

  • Planning menus giving due regard to nutrition, residents needs and cost effectiveness.
  • Preparing, cooking and serving all types of meals required by patients.
  • Ordering, receiving and monitoring stock, in relation to patient numbers.
  • Maintain up to date working knowledge of all Care Home Standards relevant to kitchen roles.
  • Ensure all catering department is operating smoothly, efficiently and effectively with particular regard to infection control & prevention, safety at work and safe temperature control.
  • Undertaking rotas ensuring safe & effective staffing levels to provide the highest standard of service.
  • Supervise catering staff, monitor their progress and identify training needs.
  • Continually review working practices and procedures to ensure quality improvement.
  • Management & control of waste ensuring compliance with waste management regulations whilst still ensuring provision of quality service to the Home.
  • Accurate record keeping adhering to company guidelines and legislation requirements.
  • Meet with new residents and families to establish dietary requirements.
  • To maintain the kitchen audits and action accordingly.
  • Hold staff meetings and attend meetings as required.
  • Support Management in the Recruitment of staff.

Whilst the above is an outline of the duties, you will be required to carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by the Home Manager and/or the Company.

The company is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and all employees are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact with in a caring, courteous and respectful manner at all times.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 year’s kitchen experience to include basic cooking, temperature control and stock ordering.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team
  • A good knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety regulations.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Kitchen experience working within a hospital or Nursing Home environment.
  • Possess a recognised qualification in catering, i.e. NVQ 1 & 2 or equivalent.
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

About Burleigh Hill House

Burleigh Hill House joined MD Healthcare in 2016.  Situated in historic Carrickfergus, the purpose-built home has been established for over 20 years and offers both Nursing and Residential care.  There are beautiful dayrooms, dining rooms and quiet areas around the home for residents along with a beautiful summer house in the garden.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The company operate a no smoking policy.

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

Please fill in the application form below to apply now:

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