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Cook - Carrum Downs / Frankston

Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Retail & Hospitality
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 February, 2019.
Applications close: 26 February, 2019.

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic and motivated Cook to join a team dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of older adults living in the Carrum Downs and Frankston area.

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Retirement and Ageing division at the Brotherhood of St Laurence provides residential aged care, independent living accommodation for people on low incomes, in home care home based and day and respite services for older people and people with disabilities.

Day and Respite Programs of the division provides high quality flexible services that assist older people, people who have a disability and carers to access and participate in community life. Priority is given to those who are socially isolated.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The Cook is responsible for menu planning, preparing, cooking and serving nourishing, palatable and attractive meals for clients of Day and Respite Programs. Working with the Program Coordinator, this position ensures that the food safety and kitchen hygiene complies with the legislative and Occupational Health and Safety requirements at all times.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Qualification in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) or other relevant qualification along with experience in a similar position
  • Current Food Safety Supervisor certification in Aged Care
  • Knowledge and experience with special dietary and nutritional requirements including medical conditions, allergies etc. of older people
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements including Occupational Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards
  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision and as an effective team member to achieve objectives
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills to plan own workload and meet deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a part time position working 21 hours per week.

Salary will be in the range of $53,718.54 - $58,534.65 (pro rata) per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

How to apply for this job

A copy of the position description can be downloaded at For further information about the role phone Amira Ziada (03) 9782 9322.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire. Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting.

Email written applications to:, using the subject line: Cook - Carrum Downs application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 5:00pm.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Supporting materials  Screening Form (Address KSC).docx
 2019212 Cook - Banksia Services (PD).pdf