Kitchen Assistant

Wheldale Heights, Castleford

Position: Kitchen Assistant
Care Home: Wheldale Heights
Location: Castleford (WF10)
Contract type: Permanent – Full time
Shifts Available: Various including weekends and evening
Rate: £9.50 ph

The successful candidate will start on 13/02/2023

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England. 

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About Wheldale Heights:

Wheldale Heights is a specialist care service that supports people living with complex and high acuity needs. The home will have three units which specialise in supporting adults with complex mental health needs, neuro disabilities and physical disabilities.
 

About the role:

Working alongside the Kitchen Manager, you will be part of a small team responsible for ensuring that our service users are provided with appetising and nutritional meets, to meet their dietary requirements.

Your role will include:

  • Preparing and cooking food in a safe manner
  • Ensuring that all food is stored at appropriate temperatures in line with legislation
  • Being aware of service user requirements and responding to comments regarding the menu
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Minimising and correctly disposing of waste
  • Ensuring that any chemicals care correctly and safely stored

You should hold a current food hygiene certificate to at least ‘food hygiene awareness’ level within 12 weeks of taking up the post

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a good communicator and able to liaise with people at all levels
  • Be a team player, able to work on your own initiative and also under supervision
  • Have good personal hygiene standards

Benefits:

  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts, and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24-hour helpline.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression opportunities
  • Comprehensive induction

About Our Values:

At Exemplar Health Care, our FIRST values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues; our values are:

 - Fun
 - Integrity
 - Responsiveness
 - Success
 - Teamwork

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

For further details on the role please contact our Simone Fox on 07375924443 for an informal chat or alternatively email: pod2@exemplarhc.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Discount

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

EAP

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension

Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral

Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

RCNi

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.