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1 POSITION DESCRIPTION Role Title: Business Unit: Reports to: Salary Band: Cook Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi Residence Manager Corporate Band C Barnardos is New Zealand s leading children s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Our vision / moemoeā An Aotearoa New Zealand where every child shines bright. Our mission/kaupapa Be the voice and greatest fan of the next generation Shape brighter futures via early education and targeted social services Create insightful ways to empower tamariki/children to shine bright Our Guiding Principles Kotahitanga Unity Ata Whakarongo Hear with Intent Mahi tōtika Do the Right Things Well Māiatanga Realise Potential Kaikōkiritanga Progress with Purpose Barnardos is committed to the Treaty of Waitanga as a founding document of New Zealand Purpose of the role: The purpose of the role is to provide a nutritionally balanced daily/weekly menu taking into consideration the lifestyle of the youth while at Te Poutama Arahi Rangitahi, and maintain a high standard of hygiene and general cleanliness of the food preparation and storage areas at the residence. Purpose of the Business Unit: To provide a comprehensive and integrated residential treatment programme for up to 12 adolescent males who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours and have been referred by Oranga Tamariki offices throughout New Zealand. All these young people are assessed to be at high risk of repeating harmful sexual behaviour. The Residence is responsible for the care and accommodation, education and therapy to assist residents establish non-abusive lifestyles. Page 1 of 5

2 Result Areas Administration General administration duties are carried out in an accurate and efficient manner and all relevant information is accurately and securely maintained. Purchasing of all food, personal care items and cleaning products is managed within the established budget, and reasonable stock levels maintained at all times. A full and extensive inventory of existing supplies is undertaken on a monthly basis to ensure stock on hand and supplies remain within monthly budget figures. An efficient ordering system is maintained with accurate records of all requisitions and receipts available for finance accounting purposes. All records are kept up to date. A checking process is maintained for accuracy of food orders delivered. A realistic and efficient time management system and weekly task schedule is developed and adhered to. Tasks, timeframes and work patterns are adapted when necessary, in order to accommodate Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi s model and philosophy, specifically the behaviour management system. Food Preparation: Youth in Barnardos care are provided with nutritionally balanced, meals produced in an appealing and timely manner. 6-weekly menu plan is developed and regularly reviewed in consultation with a dietitian, taking into consideration the specific differences of this population, in comparison with youth in more typical environments Youth with specific dietary requirements due to health, religion or culture are accommodated through consultation with appropriate professionals. Develop and maintain a nutritional programme that complies with Barnardos philosophies, policies and procedures. Effectively manage time so that meals are prepared in a timely manner. Designated food preparation tasks for Night Shift and weekend staff are communicated effectively and carried out within the specified timeframes All food preparation complies with Food Act 2014 and Food Regulations Food Safety & Hygiene Food is prepared following current food hygiene standards Page 2 of 5

3 Food standards and hygiene requirements comply with the Food Act 2014 and Food Regulations 2015 and meet audit standards that monitor this. All inwards goods are checked on receipt for levels of freshness and degrees of chill to meet requirements Ensure use by or best before dates of products are checked weekly and removed immediately if expired. Provide education and awareness training to staff about food, health and hygiene practices within the residence. The unit is maintained to a high standard of cleanliness, including thorough weekly cleaning and monitoring of cleaning tasks undertaken by position holder and staff (excluding general maintenance issues). Refrigeration temperature checks to be completed as documented Ngā Pou e Whā (Māori Strategy) Ensure all relationships are built with consideration of the Barnardos principles and Ngā Pou e Whā (Māori Strategy). Have a sound understanding of the principles of Ngā Pou e Whā, the Treaty of Waitangi and the ability to apply them to everyday practice. Ensure that all relationships are built with consideration of the Barnardos principles and Ngā Pou e Whā, (Maori strategy). Health, Safety and Environment A safe and healthy working environment is maintained at all times. Comply with occupational health and safety legislation and regulations. Be familiar with and observe all safe work policies, procedures and instructions. Promote and participate in health and safety, maintain a safe workplace, and ensure that all equipment is used correctly at all times. Take responsibility for own health and safety and ensure no action or inaction on your part harms others in the workplace. Ensure equipment is respected and maintained to an optimal level of safety. Projects or Other Duties as Required Perform other duties (including other general duties) which may reasonably be required which fit the role s purpose, and for which the position holder is qualified or has received adequate training or instruction. The key of the role may change from time to time to ensure that Barnardos is able to adapt and respond to changes in the business environment. Any significant changes would be discussed between the jobholder and their manager. Relationships All Barnardos employees have a responsibility for developing and maintaining excellent relationships. In this role, the key relationships to be developed are as follows: Within Barnardos NZ Residence Manager Outside Barnardos NZ Suppliers and providers of essentials and provisions Page 3 of 5

4 Residential, Education and Clinical staff Maintenance contractors as required Kaihautu NRC and other staff as necessary Person Specification Skills Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with people from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures within the community High personal standards of cleanliness, with the ability to effectively convey this to staff and youth to avoid health problems developing. Effective and efficient time management and organisational skills Confident working with youth who present challenging behaviours. Effective written and oral communication skills Committed to working within a team focused on modelling non-abusive behaviours and attitudes to young people. Autonomy ability to exhibit ownership for work schedules/activities and make decisions independently within position remit Knowledge Current knowledge of food hygiene and application to the preparation and serving of meals Knowledge of food allergies and intolerances and ability to adapt menu to suit individual requirements Experience Proven practical experience working in a commercial environment producing appealing and nutritious meals within budgeted requirements Demonstrated experience at menu planning and nutrition Experience working in a residential or similar facility Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team Page 4 of 5

5 Personal qualities of self-awareness, high ethical and moral values, tolerance and integrity with the capacity to work in an emotionally demanding environment Confident, resourceful and with effective personal coping strategies Qualifications (or equivalent level of learning) Certificate in Food Safety Development or similar A qualification in the field of nutrition, health/and or cooking and/or baking Completion of a recognised training programme in food preparation 1 st Aid Certificate This role is a Children s Worker under the Vulnerable Children Act Delegations and Authority Human Resources No formal responsibility for staff. Financial Budgetary and Expenditure Limits Budget Expenditure Authorised to spend from Manager s operating expenditure budget. Purchase Card (Fraedom Card) Monthly limit of $1000 and per transaction limit of $500 Correspondence No authority to sign external correspondence Authorisation of Position Description Positions in Barnardos may change over time as the organisation evolves and priorities change. Responsibilities for this position may change as the job evolves over time and such change may be initiated as necessary by the manager of this position. Authorised by: Residence Manager Date authorised: September 2017 Page 5 of 5