Nutritional Support Worker

REF: NSW/NWH

  • Location Leicester LE4
  • Hours 16 hrs per week
  • Pay £6,255.00 per annum
  • Closing date: 22 Nov 2017, noon

Vista changes lives. We are the leading local charity working with children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Whether someone is newly diagnosed or has lived their whole life with reduced sight, Vista’s specialist staff provide a vital lifeline to local people.

An opportunity has arisen, at our New Wycliffe Home, based in Leicester, to ensure the timely provision of hot meals and drinks to residents at meal times and to also ensure that residents receive the most appropriate nutritional and hydration suitable for their needs and dietary requirements. 

You will be required to work 16 hours per week, which will be worked flexibly between 8am and 8.00pm Monday – Sunday including bank holidays and weekends to meet the needs of the home and service users.

Requirements

§  You will be required to coordinate the dining room area at meal times, ensuring residents are appropriately supported and served food and drink in a timely way

§  To intervene supportively where residents need assistance or encouragement at to eat or drink

§  Required to monitor residents’ food and fluid intake and maintain records accordingly

§  You will need to document when residents are not eating, or eating less

§  Required to set tables, and clear after meals, and ensure cleanliness and presentation of the dining room

§  Ensure residents have a supply of fluids between meal times, including the mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea/coffee rounds

§  You are required to give personal care to residents when required

§  Must be aware and maintain awareness of residents’ dietary requirements

§  To socially interact with residents

§  To undertake handover between early and late shift Meal Time Assistants

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd October 2017

To guarantee interview please make sure your application is submitted before 22nd November 2017

Interviews:  Wednesday 22nd November 2017

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion. 

This post is subject to a Disclosure from the DBS.

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