06 Dec 2018

Kitchen Assistant – Sonas Nursing Home Melview

06 Dec 2018

Job Summary

Position: Kitchen Assistant/Chef

Contract Type: Permanent Part Time

Sonas Nursing Homes is an award winning leading provider of residential care to older persons operating Nursing Homes with independent living villages across Ireland. Sonas Nursing Homes cater for respite, convalescent, day care, short-term, long-term and palliative care and independent living. At our core is a commitment to our Sonas Values – Teamwork, Energy, Advocacy, Warmth, Empowerment and Empathy.


The position will be based in Sonas Nursing Home Melview House, Prior Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Sonas Melview House is situated in a quiet cul-de sac on a mature site, in a residential area slightly removed from the town centre of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary easily accessible from the main Limerick, Waterford and Cork roads. Our 44 bed home is convenient to all services including shops, schools, churches and the nearby South Tipperary General Hospital.

Benefits of working for Sonas Nursing Homes:

  • Employing over 550 people nationwide, we offer unparalleled opportunity to develop your career and broaden your experience.
  • All Meals Provided while on duty
  • 1 X Uniform and Name Badge Provided
  • Sonas Nursing Homes have built and sustained its reputation for excellence which make us an excellent employer of choice.
  • Employee Well-Being Program
  • Career Progression
  • Training and Development Provided
  • Refer a Friend Bonus
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Induction Training Program
  • Staff Social Events
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Long Service Recognition Awards
  • “Buddy” Mentorship Program
  • Induction Training Program
  • Staff Social Events
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • PRSA

Responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the highest standards of Health, Safety, Fire, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (H.A.C.C.P) and Infection Control are adhered to at all times in the catering area.
  • Support and assist the Catering Supervisor/Cook to document all associated records with ordering, receiving and maintaining of foods in accordance with safe practices and legislation.
  • Assist and support the Catering Supervisor/Cook in the preparation and cooking of excellent quality and wholesome meals and home baking.
  • Support the Catering Supervisor/Cook to ensure all daily menus are balanced and meet our resident’s individual requirements.
  • Gain knowledge in food nutrition and diet standards suitable for older people and the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) guidelines.
  • Ensure safe storage of foods in accordance with legislative standards.
  • Promote, encourage and practice the ethos of person-centred care.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with residents that are based on respect and equality.
  • Maintain the highest standard of service to resident’s in their dining rooms, living areas and bedrooms.
  • Assist and support the management team during internal and external audits/inspections.
  • Be committed, patient and caring person with a sense of humour and a positive outlook on life.
  • Must be available to work various days and weekend shifts when required.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Current and valid Food Handling, HACCP, Manual Handling & Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Certificates (training can be provided if required).
  • Cook or Chef Qualification from a recognized catering school or adequate cooking experience received under supervision is desirable.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven track record of providing excellent quality wholesome food to older people.
  • Previous working experience within a residential care home setting is desirable.
  • Possess a high regard for and practice good health and safety procedures at all times.
  • Passionate about providing balanced and nutritional meals to older people.

How to Apply:

To submit your application please apply with your CV to Amy at [email protected]

Alternatively, please post CV’s to Amy Curley, HR Department, Sonas Support Office, Cloghanboy, Ballymahon Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Application Deadline: 17.00pm on 31st January 2019

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Sonas is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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