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Depaul: Kitchen Assistant (Part Time) - Orchid House

Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations. Depaul is an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We offer a standard 35 hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and a wide learning and development programme. Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role: Kitchen Assistant Orchid House Fixed Term Contract to cover Sick Leave 20 hours per week €25,588.22 – Pro Rata for part time hours 1. Role: As a Kitchen Assistant you will work as part of a team to ensure an excellent standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen area and to undertake a variety of kitchen duties. 2. Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Whilst on shift to work as part of a team to ensure an excellent standard of cleanliness and hygiene is maintained in the kitchen area.

  • To assist and maintain good order and organisation in all aspects of the catering on site.

  • To undertake a range of kitchen duties to include but not exclusively:

  • The general cleaning of the kitchen involving the regular cleaning and washing of surfaces, equipment, utensils, crockery and cutlery, and specifically after meals

  • The regular cleaning of the communal dining areas including tables and floors after meals and at other specified times;

  • Deep clean of kitchen and dining area environment as necessary

  • Taking delivery and storage of food orders.

  • Working with catering team to ensure total compliance with standards, including health and safety. Ensuring all quality assurance policies and procedures are adhered to with particular attention to HACCP standards.

The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time 3. Person Requirements:

  • One Years previous catering experience required. (Essential Criteria)

  • One year’s paid or voluntary experience working in the homelessness field or other similar social care setting (Desirable criteria)

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (Essential criteria)

  • Working knowledge of HACCP (Desirable criteria)

  • Have an understanding of Health and safety requirements in a kitchen within a residential setting

  • Have an understanding of basic kitchen hygiene

  • Work as part of a team

  • Treat Service users with respect in line with Depaul Values.

Online Application Procedure: Please apply though our online application process on the vacancies page of our website For more information, please contact Human Resources: Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail Closing date for all applications: 24th March 2023 @ 5:00pm Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled WHY WORK FOR US? Depaul is a cross border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Would you like to help us to meet our mission? We are a values led organisation and aim, at all times, to live and breathe these values in our everyday work. Our values are based on four key principles:

  • We celebrate the potential of people

  • We put our words into action

  • We aim to take a wider role in civil society

  • We believe in rights and responsibilities

If you choose to work for Depaul we offer: Comprehensive induction – all new staff are provided with a robust induction and probationary period to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to carry out your role. Exciting training initiatives – we have extensive training courses staff can avail of, here are just a few

  • Depaul’s Vision, Mission and Values course, this involves travel to meet the Depaul International family.

  • Emerging Leaders, supporting workers that would like to develop their leadership skills and to progress to a management role.

  • Online learning resources within Depaul’s award nominated online learning platform, Moodle.

  • Mandatory training including, MAPA, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Fire Safety, and First Aid

Support – We have a supervision model that means you will receive one to one time with your line manager on a 4-6 week basis. The purpose of supervision is to have a holistic approach; it is not just about supporting you to reach your goals and potential it is also about your wellbeing. It is encouraged to be a two way process, so you have opportunity to feedback to your manager about how supported you feel. Expolink - We understand it can be difficult for you to bring sensitive workplace issues to our attention. We also recognise that giving you the opportunity to report your concerns to an independent organisation, whilst protecting your identity, may make it easier for you to speak up. HSF Health – Each staff member gets access to a health cash plan so you can claim money back, up to set limits, on a number of treatments. this includes dental, optical, acupuncture and many more. Your children under 16 are also included on the plan. Employee Assistance Programme (Spectrum Life) – EAP is a confidential counselling service that provides support to company employees and their family. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering; Counselling, legal advice, financial information, career guidance, life coaching, mediation, health information, cancer support, autism support, infertility and pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching and international employee support. Enhanced terms and conditions – 35-hour working week, 25 days annual leave plus 10 statutory holidays, occupational sick pay, occupational maternity pay, income protection insurance and contributory pension. Both annual leave and occupational sick pay increase with length of service.

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Date Entered/Updated: 9th Mar, 2023 Expiry Date: 24th Mar, 2023 Region: Dublin

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