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Catering Assistant

JOB: Community Care Worker

Aughnacloy House, Lurgan



Hourly Rate

Job Type:





Days (36 hours)

Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks

Your Benefits :

Permanent Contract (no zero-hours)

Accesst to Employee Mental Health Support Line

Free on-site parking

Free Uniform

Paid Training & Induction

Company Pension

Job Ref: 24MDAH17

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We are looking for Catering Assistants to join our kitchen team at Aughnacloy House located in Lurgan. 

This role is working day shifts, 7am-7pm. 

Main Function of the Job:

To provide support to Kitchen Supervisor in preparation and cooking of food for elderly residents.

Main Tasks:

  • Preparation and cooking of meals.
  • Stock ordering.
  • Ensure hygiene procedures are followed at all times.
  • Maintain up to date working knowledge of all kitchen duties.
  • Record food/equipment temperatures.
  • Accurate record keeping adhering to company guidelines and legislation requirements.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Complete all paperwork accurately.
  • Communicate regularly with the line manager.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as laid down by the company.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of residents, colleagues and the company at all times.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Provide a quality service at all times.

Whilst the above is an outline of the duties you will be required to carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required.

The company is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and employees are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact in a caring, courteous and respectful manner at all times.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 1 years kitchen experience to include basic food preparation, and temperature control.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working within a hospital or Nursing Home environment.
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

About Aughnacloy House

Aughnacloy House is a purpose-built nursing home in the centre of Lurgan. All rooms are en-suite and there are beautiful gardens and outdoor areas for residents to enjoy. In addition, there are themed areas throughout the home for therapeutic activity and treatment including a light therapy suite and also a fully equipped hairdressing salon.


If you think you’d like this role, please fill in the application form below to apply, or contact our recruitment department for an application form: 

  • T: 028 9180 1197
  • E: recruitment@optimumcaregroup.co.uk 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We operate a no Smoking Policy.

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

Please fill in the application form below to apply now:

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