Evening Cook Worthing

A bit about the role:

This opportunity is available for an independent volunteer or for up to two volunteers per evening.

What goes on here?

The Recovery Project is a 28-bed residential service for single homeless adults with drug and/or alcohol addictions. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and is staffed 24hrs a day. The project has 2 stages, Phase 1 has 25 single rooms with communal facilities including bathrooms and kitchen. Phase 2 has 3 more self-contained units for clients further along their Recovery journey and preparing for move on.

A holistic approach is used, and residents will work in partnership with their key worker, the whole staff team, specialist interventions and local agencies on a personalised route out of addiction and homelessness. It is expected that clients are willing and motivated to make positive changes and to engage positively with the service.

The project is an abstinence-based environment however will work positively with lapse. Individual risk assessments and support plans are negotiated and agreed. Residents at the project are regularly tested for substance and alcohol use in line with their individual support plans.

What will I be doing?

The evening meal cook will work independently to make nutritious hot meals for the residents using the food resources available, and making sure that the kitchen is left in a clean and tidy state after they have finished.

Participation of residents in the planning, preparing, and cleaning up after meals should also been encouraged.

As part of this role volunteers with be given access to Food Safety training.

What Training will I receive?

Turning Tides offers volunteers training so your time volunteering is the best it can be, is as safe as possible, and of course adds value to your experience and to Turning Tides.

Every volunteer regardless of role will have their initial induction. The induction will cover Professional Boundaries, Safeguarding, and Equality and Diversity and you will be issued with a volunteer handbook and code of conduct. You will also have a site-specific health and safety site specific induction.  There will be a chance for you to ask any questions.  

Each role has specific online training that you need to commit to complete.  Dependant on role this can be between 30 mins to 1 hr.  This will be discussed further at your induction.

Commitment and Timeframe

It is Turning Tides’ hope and expectation that as a volunteer you will:

  • Be inclusive and welcoming
  • Communicate with staff on duty
  • Be flexible to the needs of the staff member on duty.
  • Abide by the Confidentiality, Professional Boundaries and Health and Safety Policies at all times

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 11am. Flexible, either one morning per week or one morning per month.

Sign Up Process

All of Turning Tides’ roles require two character references. These references do not need to be employment references, however, we cannot accept references from family members.

More Information

If you have any further queries please contact the Isobel on: 07749491285 or volunteering@turning-tides.org.uk

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Evening Cook Worthing


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Recovery Project
14-16 Seldon Road
BN11 2LL

Days / Hours:

From 4pm - 7pm Monday-Sunday - Flexible – one or more evenings per week or per month.

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