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Cook - Mooroopna Kindergarten

Save The Children

Save the Children's Mooroopna Kindergarten supports young children to develop their social skills, independence, and in turn their capacity to learn. We need you to come on board to implement a nutritious, quality eating program for the children, developing their appetite for healthy meals to support their overall holistic development.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been working with families and communities in Victoria as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Victoria is available here.

Where you come in:

In this part time, maximum-term position (25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, through to December 23rd 2022) based at our Mooroopna kindergarten, you'll be responsible for implementing and delivering a healthy eating program, with consideration to nutrition and energy requirements as well as cultural and health needs. As part of our Northern Victoria team, you'll report to our Team Leader Early Childhood Education.

You will make an impact by:

  • Developing, implementing and delivering high quality and nutritious meals and snacks for children that meet nutrition and dietary guidelines
  • Preparing substitute meals and snacks for children on restricted diets, such as children with allergies
  • Planning for and purchasing all food and necessary supplies needed
  • Maintaining a clean and safe kitchen, in accordance with Food and Council Authority requirements
  • Collaborating with Dietician/Nutritionist and Educators to develop menu options tailored to meet children's developmental, personal and nutritional requirements
  • Actively supporting every child to participate in the healthy eating program, by promoting and modelling healthy foods

Does this sound like you?

You're passionate about children's education and understand healthy and nutritious meals are the foundation to children's health and development. Your infectious enthusiasm for healthy eating will see you actively plan and prepare meals for the kindergarten children and support their learning about healthy eating. You consider yourself a team player, you love partnerships and collaboration, and have an "all-hands-on-deck" attitude.

This role requires:

  • Experience in menu planning, budgeting, stock ordering and control
  • Experience in dietary and allergy safe requirements and preparing meals for dietary restrictions
  • Excellent knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating
  • Experience in ensuring a clean and safe kitchen environment in accordance with relevant Food Safety requirements
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work autonomously and within a team

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Award rate salary (SCHADS Level 2.1)
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Cook, Mooroopna Kindergarten

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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