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Meal Centre Supervisor / Cook - Broken Hill


Employer: St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Housing & Homelessness, Volunteer Management, Retail & Hospitality
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: 31 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent, part-time 25 hours per week
  • Based in Broken Hill, NSW
  • Current NSW Driver Licence is required
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 3, hourly rates range from $28.91 to $31 depending on qualifications/experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

About the Service

SVDP NSW Support Services provides support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in NSW. It is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society of NSW and is comprised of 15 plus different programs across the state. SVDP NSW Support Services cares for single men and women, women and children, two parent families, men with children and young men and women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. All our services provide case-management and advocacy for each client.

The Role

The Meal Centre Supervisor/Cook will coordinate the preparation and delivery of meals to clients of the Broken Hill Bishop Fox Meal Centre and will include supervising volunteers who are involved in service delivery.

The role is responsible for:

  • Supervising and training volunteers in all aspects of preparing and serving meals, and general kitchen operation including housekeeping
  • Ensuring that safe food handling practices, personal hygiene guidelines, and WHS procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Preparing rosters for volunteers, maintaining 'on call' list of volunteers, communicating shift changes
  • Ordering supplies needed to prepare meals, record/account all expenses
  • Actively participating in menu planning, consider the efficient use of donated items and ensure wastage of available resources are minimised

This role will report to the Senior Operations Manager (Supported Accommodation and Case Management Services).

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Experience in food handling and preparation, and demonstrated knowledge of relevant food handling and safety regulations and guidelines including HACCP
  • Experience in a customer service/hospitality environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key client group of the Service and an ability to treat all resident's/service users of the Service with respect and dignity in an empathetic and compassionate manner.
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Strong commitment to the philosophy, ethos and mission of the St Vincent de Paul Society as a lay Catholic organisation,
  • Strong written and verbal communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Willingness to complete Working with Children Check and National History Record Checks

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

How to apply for this job

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