The Highlands is a spacious 14-bed residential care home in Tyne & Wear supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues and complex care needs.

Job scope:                      

  • Prepare and cook food for service users and staff, following all guidelines for food hygiene and health and safety, legally and with local policies.
  • Control of ALL food that leaves the kitchen.
  • Exceptionally good housekeeping.
  • Take full responsibility for the cleaning of the kitchen.
  • To deliver exceptional customer service.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The preparation and cooking of all food
  • Monitoring and guiding staff while working in the kitchen.
  • Help with input of new menus.
  • Completing all documentation required legally and by Salutem.
  • Working closely with the line manager on all food related issues.
  • To ensure food preparation areas are clean and tidy.
  • To ensure stock rotation and stock take are completed.
  • Daily and weekly ordering of all food related stock.
  • To ensure all equipment used is safe and clean, reporting any issues to the line manager.
  • To ensure that all Salutem policies and procedures are followed.
  • To maintain a professional appearance at all times while at work.
  • To be aware of the aims and objectives of Highlands
  • To undertake any other duty deemed reasonable as required by your manager.
  • Adhere to health and safety policy and procedures, identify hazards and undertake appropriate risk assessments as required

Inductions and training are a priority, and we’re committed to supporting you to find your feet when you join us. We’ll pay for any training you need to do your job. We also have an internal staff communications app, Blink, where everyone has a voice and can lean on each other for daily support, and celebrate success too.

For a more confidential chat you can access the Employee Support Helpline, to support you with any issues including financial advice, health and well-being and more.

We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

You can find out more about us on our recruitment site. There’s information about the team, our benefits, training and importantly what makes us 'HumanKind’. If you like the look of us, register your interest for a role. You never know, you might find a job to love, just around the corner!

These pay rates are applicable from 1st April 2023

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