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Current Job Vacancies Posted 7th August 2019

1 x Caring Chef/Cook Required at our Great Barr Center. B42 1DY

3 x Learner Support Assistants, 1 at each of the following sites:

  1. Bordesley Green, Birmingham. B9 5FD
  2. Sayer House, Kings Norton. B30 3QF
  3. Eden Lodge, Silica Road, Tamworth B77 4DT

Sam explains why she enjoys working within Skills Tank

Caring Commis Chef – Great Barr

Caring because you will be working in an environment that includes Adults with Learning Difficulties who are being encouraged to learn life skills through catering. The setting is the Brunch Box Café, which needs to create hot and cold food, that will be supplied to students, staff and external businesses.

This vacancy requires a Patient, Caring and Supportive individual with Contract Catering Experience,  who understands:

  1. Food Hygiene (must have a Food Hygiene Certificate)
  2. Menu Planning
  3. Budgeting and Costings
  4. Working to Deadlines
  5. Good/Effective Customer Service

The person we will employ must be able to clearly demonstrate the following skills:

  • Good Written and Verbal Skills
  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Good Customer Service Skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Comfortable and happy to use their own initiative

Do you have the cooking skills, a caring nature and patience to work in a catering environment with a dual focus-food and education?

Can you use your cooking skills to bring confidence and belief to adults less fortunate than yourself?

Do you want to work in a team dedicated to making a difference that counts?

It takes time and dedication but it is very rewarding, look at https://skillstank.co.uk/category/blog/ to discover more about Skills Tank.

Hours: 08.00 – 15.00 pm

Days:   Monday to Friday

Lunch Break: 30 minutes

Pay: circa £9.00 per hour

Learner Support Assistant Role Details

Working for the ‘Learning Mentor’ and ‘Senior Learner Support Assistant’ you will provide non-accredited day opportunities to young adults 16-25 and older adults 25+ who may have Physical Disabilities, Personal Care needs, Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities, Autism and Moderate Learning Disabilities. In addition to these the job vacancies at Signal House and Signal 1 will include working with adults who may present behaviours that challenge.

As part of a team you will assist the team in providing Learning through fun activities such as ‘Sensory,’ Gardening, Cookery, Art & Craft and Community Visits in a ‘Learning Through Fun Non-Pressured Environment.’

You will work as part of a developing team of Learner Support Assistants within an exciting expansion programme. As part of your job role you will be required to provide support with Personal Care needs e.g. toileting support and may be required to Escort the students by taxi [this would be discussed further should an interview be given].

You must have experience of the above-mentioned client group and hold an NVQ Level 2 or 3 [although NVQ training could be considered for the right candidate] in Health and Social Care and be prepared to give support and share experiences in growing this new day opportunity. It is also preferable that you have an interest and skill in one of the vocational areas mentioned above e.g. Art & Craft as you would be encouraged to use your skills which will assist individual Service User learning and enhance the Skills you have as part of your personal development.

Hours: 09.30 – 15.30 pm

Pay1: £8.70 per hour + additional pay/hours for Escorting as and when required for Bordesley Green, Elliot Lodge, Sayer House, Pheasey and Collingwood.

Pay 2: £9.50 per hour + additional pay/hours for Escorting as and when required for Signal House and Signal 1

Days:   Monday to Friday

Lunch Break: 30 minutes

Can you help us make a big positive difference in our clients lives? It takes time and dedication but it is very rewarding, look at https://skillstank.co.uk/category/blog/ to get more details about day to day life in Skills Tank.

Do you think you can work as part of a team delivering practical and fun learning opportunities? 

If you have experience that is a plus but if you don’t please don’t be put off send your C.V. to James Edwards at  jamesedwards@carefirstltd.co.uk or call James on 0121 308 6555. Please note we require full DBS clearance -Thank you.

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