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Relief Cook

Presbyterian Church in Ireland

  • Tyrone / Northern Ireland
  • £9.64 per hour
  • Temporary
  • Updated 09/06/2022

Job Title:  Relief Assistant Cook

Location:  Harold McCauley House, Camowen Terrace, Omagh

Council:   Council for Social Witness (Older People Services)

Hourly Rate:  £9.64 per hour 

Hours:  Relief Hours (As and when required)

Responsible to:   The Head of Home

Main function: ___ To assist the Cook to plan and cook nutritional meals (including baking) to meet the needs of the residents, within the Christian ethos and aims of the Council for Social Witness.

_______________________________________________   _______________________________________________ _________________

Background Information

The Council for Social Witness (Older People Services) is part of the work and witness of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and its aim is to provide care for older people in a specifically Christian ethos and environment, placing great emphasis on offering spiritual support and encouragement to residents, as well as physical care.

Harold McCauley House is one of 7 homes for older people run by the Board of Social Witness (Older People Services) and is situated at Camowen Terrace, Omagh. The purpose-built Home accommodates 32 residents. The residents have a variety of physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs and varying levels of dependency.

The Home operates a No Smoking Policy.


·To assist the Cook with food preparation, cooking and baking.

·To cook meals on a relief basis as and when required.

·To prepare vegetables.

·To help prepare snacks (e.g. tea, sandwiches, supper’s etc.)

·To serve food.

·To clean and tidy work areas in the kitchen, including shelves, drawers and cooker.

·To wash dishes.

·To clean floors, tiles and appliances.

·To take rubbish to bins.

·To take part in staff meetings within the home.

·To take part in any training sessions held in the home.

·To carry out any other reasonable duty which is necessary for the support and well-being of the residents.

The above duties will require the moving of furniture.


In carrying out the duties of Assistant Cook, the person will require the following:

·To be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

·To have integrity, honesty and patience.

·To have an understanding of the needs of the elderly in a nursing/residential home situation.

·To have an even temperament.

·To have an ability to work as a member of the caring team.

·To have an ability to treat residents as individuals and tolerate their likes and dislikes.

·To respect the authority and direction of the senior members of Staff in the Home.

This job description is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and can be changed or augmented at any time to meet changing needs.

To be considered for this role you will be redirected to and must complete the application process on our careers page. To start the process click the Continue to Application or Login/Register to apply button below.

The closing date for applications is 17 June 2022

Food Preparation Food Safety Menu planning Cooking Direct Food Preparation

Ref: H-22-03

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