Halton Council are looking for people who are passionate about promoting the healthy lives of elderly people through high quality food preparation and service. Our kitchen assistant roles offer a generous salary with opportunities for further development and progression.
About the homes Halton council own 3 nursing homes in the borough and a residential home:
Millbrow Care Home, Widnes- 44 bed nursing home – providing general nursing care and Dementia nursing care.
St Patricks, Widnes- 40 bedded Nursing home – providing Dementia nursing care.
St Lukes, Runcorn, 56 bedded Nursing home – providing Dementia nursing care.
Madeline McKenna, Widnes – 23 bedded home providing Residential care
All of our homes have a range of activities and areas available to the individuals who live in them, including spacious garden areas. Care in our homes is personalised and focuses on the needs and wishes of each individual.
About the job – Our kitchen assistants have a key role within our care homes, assisting the cook to prepare and serve high quality and tasty meals, promoting better health and quality of life for residents. Your duties will include assisting in basic cooking and food preparation, serving food and general cleaning duties. You will ensure acceptable levels of hygiene are maintained at all times. You will also support residents to live happy and fulfilled lives by building good relationships with them.
You will take part in activities within the home, which could be anything from a relaxing drink in the garden to a competitive game of boules, nothing is off limits! You will be part of a supportive lively team who work together to help each other.
There are a range of working hrs and rotas available to meet your needs and that of the differing services.
About You - We are looking for people who share our values of supporting elderly residents to live happy and fulfilled lives, will have a patient and kind manner, as well as a drive to create a fun and positive atmosphere within the homes. Professional experience of food preparation and cleaning would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be provided.
What Halton Council can offer you-
- A commitment to provide high quality training and development opportunities to all staff.
- Opportunities for career progression within and outside of the care home setting, dependent on individual career goals
- A competitive salary, with opportunity to work overtime if wanted
- An excellent pension scheme and holiday entitlement.
We will be holding open days on 5th May at Widnes Market (10am-3pm) and 10th May at Halton Lea Library (10.30am-3pm) . We welcome you to come along and chat to us more about these roles. Alternatively you can apply via the link below.
Closing date is 22nd May 2022
Interviews will be held on 27th and 30th May 2022
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.