About the role
Are you a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen? Do you want to work in an environment where you can help make a difference in the lives of our residents?
Catering assistants within our older people's homes assist and support catering staff in the day-to-day operation of the service, as directed, to ensure a high standard of food preparation.
Working in a care home environment, you will not only be supporting from a catering point of view but will build relationships with our residents to ensure they are living happy, healthy and supported lives. Mealtimes are important to our residents and through working as a team, you can ensure they run smoothly and are enjoyable for our older people.
The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.
Our Vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.
We provide Care 24/7 in our 51 bedded residential home.
Working with an enthusiastic team, ranging from all ages, cultures and experiences. Your role may require time interacting with residents. You will also have the opportunity to join in with internal events and entertainment with the residents, as well as an extensive range of trips.
We are a strong team that works with each other to provide the best possible care and environment for our residents, the home is rated Outstanding with CQC (November 2019), and we constantly thrive to achieve our residents wish lists.
Experience is not essential for this role; full training will be provided. As long as you have the heart to care, you are already halfway there. There are continuous opportunities for development with internal and external training and promotions available.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- A basic understanding of written and spoken English
- A basic understanding of what care is
- The heart and desire to care for others
If you're someone who takes pride in your work and happy to go the extra mile, then we'd love to hear from you.
We look forward to hearing from you and please see attached job profile for more information.
For an informal discussion contact the Service Delivery Team by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
These vacancies are based in 8 Residential Homes:
- Abbeywood in Ash Vale
- Heathside in Woking
- Barnfield in Horley
- Keswick in Great Bookham
- Birchlands in Englefield Green
- Meadowside in Staines
- Chalkmead in Merstham
- Orchard Court in Lingfield
Please select all locations you wish to be considered for on the application form.
Want to know where our residential homes are based? Please view our interactive Service Delivery Map.
How to apply
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Please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviewed on an ongoing basis.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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