Volunteer Cook

Vacancy posted: Friday, 4 November 2016

Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Location: Bridge of Weir

Riverview is a nine roomed respite project based in Quarriers Village. The project provided short breaks for adults who have learning disabilities. The project caters for approximately 90 people who use the service periodically. The people we support (guests) stay at Riverview for a few days at a time and participate in various activities during their stay.

The guests have a variety of health and learning disabilities.   The guests enjoy getting out and about and engaging in the local community and wider afield.  We try to ensure that people have a wide variety of choice and different social experiences depending on their individual choices and preferences.  The outings and activities are planned in advance in consultation with the guests through their pre visit review and welcome meetings.

The staff team work hard to make guests holiday/ short break as fun and enriching as possible.   Riverview is busy but a very rewarding place to work and volunteer.  We would love a to involve a few people as Volunteer Cooks to assist us in meetings health outcomes for the people using the service.

MAIN TASKS: 

  • Providing a nutritious meal for ten or more people within the project.
  • Provide advice on menu’s and stock required.
  • Support staff and guests to have a variety of foods which are wholesome and modified if required to suit their needs.

REQUIRED SKILLS, QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proactive
  • Compassionate
  • Have good communication skills
  • Sociable.
  • Approachable
  • Team player.
  • Versatile
  • Good cook.
  • Able to work in a busy environment
  • Up for some fun.

WHERE & WHEN:

This will take place at Riverview service from Mondays to Friday evenings  and/or at weekends

COMMITMENT REQUIRED:

It would be wonderful if you could help us one day at the weekend and if you are availability/ flexibility for one or two evenings mid week from 6pm- 10pm

TRAINING & SUPPORT PROVIDED:

  • Infection control
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Adult Protection Training
  • Mentor in project
  • Core Values
  • Adult protection
  • Safer handling of loads.
  • Food Hygiene
  • Cooksafe

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT:

Due to the nature of some behaviors of our guests it would be better for Volunteers to be over 18 years of age.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Application form, opportunity to visit project, meet staff, guests and to come along during mealtimes to meet the guests and staff team.  References and PVG will be required.

DISABLED ACCESS:

Yes there is disabled access at the project.

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Contact Name Louise McGinty
Telephone 01505 616109
Address Quarriers Volunteer Centre
Quarriers Village
Head Office
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX

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