Day Service Officer in Catering
Are you looking for a job with a difference? Then this post is definitely for you. We put people first and focus on what people with a disability can do as opposed to what they cannot do. Supporting people in diverse ways is one of the reasons why Halton Community Services has won national awards. Halton Day Services provide a range of support for adults with a range of complex needs including Learning Disabilities, Physical and Sensory Disabilities and Dementia. Sited across many different venues and businesses within Halton, people have the opportunity to work in a variety of active businesses including catering outlets, a brewery, a hair salon, animal husbandry (agricultural small holding) and shop mobility.
This particular post is specifically for the business area of Catering. We are looking for a strong Business Manager with excellent Catering skills. We will provide the training in the field of social care, enabling you to actively support people with disabilities to market our businesses and promote our services.
The role of the Day Service Officer is a dual role that not only takes responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of individual businesses but also provides front line supervision and support to individuals accessing the service and staff members supporting those individuals.
We will expect you to lead a group in contributing to improve and develop our businesses to a highly effective and prosperous level.
You will need to be flexible enough to work across a number of business venues within Halton and to support people to take part in a variety of meaningful activities that promote employment, inclusion and offers opportunities to the people we support to promote independence and skill development. Experience is not essential your value base is, as training will be provided in the key areas of care support. If successful you will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Further information about the Disclosure scheme can be found at www.crb.gov.uk
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Michelle Hillyer (Team Manager) on 0151 5116868
Interviews will be held on 23rd and 24th August 2021
Your skills, experience and confidence will be sufficient to take responsibility for managing the day to day running of individual business areas. You will also fully appreciate the value you can bring to people’s lives by sharing your expertise and supporting people to work within your business areas. You will be committed to making activities accessible and meaningful for people with Learning Disabilities and other complex needs.
If you do not possess a Care certificate you will be supported to work towards obtaining this qualification. Training will be provided to enable you to support adults with learning disabilities to engage in meaningful activities.
You will meet the essential criteria as outlined on the person specification for the business area of Catering. Candidates who meet essential criteria for other business areas who do not have Catering experience will not be shortlisted. A link to the Job Description and Person Specification can be found within this advert, please refer to the Person Specification criteria when completing your application ensuring that your application demonstrates how you meet the requirements for the post.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.