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Cheshire Ireland: Chef - Cara Services

Chef - Cara Cheshire Services- Phoenix Park, Dublin – 20 Hours Per Week Fixed Term 2 Years Contract. We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the above position. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative, and experienced with a passion for engaging with the people we support daily. About Cheshire Ireland Cheshire Ireland provides quality services to adults with physical, sensory, and neurological disabilities at a medium and high level of need. More information on our organisation can be found at What we do We provide individualised supports for people to meet their physical, psychological, and social care needs in an environment that encourages independence and promotes their rights and well-being. Our services provide a friendly, cooperative, and positive working environment within busy residential and community services. The right candidate will share our values and will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the people we support. How we work Our services are based on clear principles of supporting people “one person at a time”. As a member of the team, you will be committed to high quality rights-based, person-centred service delivery, be willing to embrace change and help foster a culture of continuous improvement. What you will do You will lead the catering and housekeeping team in the planning and purchasing, preparation and serving of meals and the maintenance of hygiene standards throughout the residential service. This is based in a residential service, and you will be required to establish and maintain relationships with individuals with disabilities that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence. It is critical that when undertaking your work that you do so in a manner that is consistent with Cheshire Ireland’s values, operating ethos, and standards. Who we are looking for.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in similarly focused role.

  • A HACCP or equivalent related qualification.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Computer literate.

  • In possession of the necessary documentation to work and live in the Republic of Ireland.

  • A full clean driving licence and own transport.

  • Ability to speak and write English fluently.

  • Personal integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Positive attitude.

  • Empathy and mindfulness.

  • Respectful of others.

  • Ability to maintain composure in difficult or challenging situations.

  • Embraces change and is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning throughout the services.

  • Committed to the principles of rights-based, person-centred services and is keen to accept the challenges involved in the on-going delivery of such services.

Why work for us.

  • Flexibility in working hours.

  • €13.01- €17.04 per hour (based on experience).

  • Premiums paid on unsocial hours.

  • Career opportunities.

  • Induction and ongoing training.


  • Sick pay benefit.

  • Company Pension Scheme.

  • Maternity benefit.

  • Bike/Cycle to work scheme.

  • Employee assistance programme.

  • Death in Service benefit for pension members.

  • Employee Referral bonus.

Closing Date: - 15th of August 2023 Reference: 2023247 To Apply: -… Cheshire Ireland is an equal opportunity employer. All successful candidates will be subject to vetting by the Garda National Vetting Bureau

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  • Health

Date Entered/Updated: 8th Aug, 2023 Expiry Date: 15th Aug, 2023 Region: Phoenix Park, Dublin

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