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Aboriginal Hostels Limited

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Our purpose is to provide safe, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for First Nations people who need to be away from home to access medical services, education and economic opportunities.

Across its network of hostels, dedicated Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) staff provide accommodation and meals for residents in a supportive environment, assisted by local First Nations service providers and referral agencies.

AHL also supports the Australian Government’s efforts to improve economic outcomes for First Nations people. By purchasing goods and services from First Nations businesses at every opportunity, we help support a more inclusive economy. We are proud to be one of the largest employers of First Nations people in the Australian Public Service, First Nations employees make up approximately 50% of our workforce.

A career with AHL will provide you with a chance to contribute to improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for First Nations people. We offer rewarding experiences and rewarding employment conditions.

AHL is looking for experienced Hostel Workers who are highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about delivering quality services to our residents in the hostels located in South Australia.

Under the general direction of the Hostel Manager/Assistant Hostel Manager, provide high quality care and support within a residential setting for First Nations people.

We are looking for Hostel Workers for the following positions:

• Cook

• Housekeeper

As a Cook your duties and responsibilities will include:

• Prepare meals in accordance with AHL’s set menus, Food Safety Standards Australia and other relevant legislation

• Stock take management rotate, receive and monitor food and kitchen supplies

• Ensure the kitchen is cleaned to standard

• Prepare and clean the dining rooms for residents.

Key Capabilities:

• Experience in meal preparation in an industry-based environment, ensuring the safe production of quality food without compromise to Food Safety Standards Australia.

• Experience in commercial cookery, and the ability to manage stock rotation while ensuring timely service and hygiene of cooking equipment.

• Good understanding of cleanliness and health standards required whilst preparing food at the work station.

As a Housekeeper your duties and responsibilities will include:

• Ensure the hostel is serviced and cleaned to a high standard

• Ensure the adequate supply of cleaning products, linen and other relevant items are available and stored appropriately

• Ensure all rooms are checked regularly for repair and maintenance requirements, and that appropriate notifications are reported to the Hostel Manager or Assistant Hostel Manager.

Key Capabilities:

• Ability to complete housekeeping and cleaning tasks in a productive and efficient manner.


Prior to engagement, you are required to:

• Provide evidence of Australian Citizenship.

• Consent to undergo, obtain and maintain a Satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

• Meet Fitness for Duty requirements.

• Hold or ability to obtain the essential qualifications.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please refer the Vacancy Information, available on our website Work with us | Aboriginal Hostels Limited (

Contact officer: Nikki Jafari – 0439 000 162

Applications close: 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday 24 July 2024

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