Food Services Assistant

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Southern Cross Care

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  • Be the difference. Enjoy great rewards and benefits.
  • Permanent part time position to work across two sites;
    • Week 1 & 2 : Tue & Wed (7.30am – 3.30pm)
    • Bupa Health Insurance and Goodlife Health Club discounts available
  • Salary packaging to maximise your take-home pay

About the role

In this position you will work as part of a cohesive team, undertaking general catering duties for the provision of high quality catering services.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:

  • assisting in the preparation, cooking, distribution and serving of all types of meals principally for residents but also for visitors, staff and for functions
  • observing food safety, HACCP, quality and hygiene standards as well as adhering to SCC policies and procedures
  • maintaining accurate relevant catering records including the monitoring
    and recording of food temperatures
  • reporting any feedback from residents’ on their satisfaction or otherwise
    for meals provided
  • Working positively and collaboratively with other staff to provide person centred food services and supports that is safe and effective
  • Supporting each resident make their own food decisions, in conjunction with Nursing staff, to enable them to feel socially connected

For further details regarding the scope of the role, please refer to our website  or the attached position description.

About you


We are looking for people who will be the difference in the lives of our residents and clients.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in a food handling role
  • Sound best practice food handling skills as appropriate to the role
  • Adequate communication skills and a good level of English literacy
  • Ability to speak in a manner that older people can understand
  • Sound manual handling skills
  • Good time management in order to manage own workload without direct supervision, to complete tasks within the allocated time
  • Basic understanding of the requirements to support residents living with dementia including those who display challenging behaviours

About us

Southern Cross Care is one of Australia’s leading charitable aged care and retirement living service providers. We value the diversity in our team, live and breathe our values and offer salary packaging benefits to maximise your take-home pay.

When you work for us, we value you as an individual, care for your well-being and develop your skills to help you build your career. We reward creativity and provide the stability and flexibility you need. When you work for us, you work better for life.

Applications close: 4pm on Thursday, 30th of May 2024

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