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Food & Beverage Attendant - Lake Macquarie

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Youth Services offer an integrated suite of programs engaging with young people across Australia. Our services create intentional avenues for young people to explore opportunities, build support networks, and access, participate and contribute to their communities. Youth services provide a diverse range of programs which include housing and homelessness, driver training, education, employment and training, AOD support, social and community activities, specialist therapeutic responses and youth justice programs.

Sal's by the lake is located in the middle of the excellent Speers Point Park. The cafe centrally located between the play areas and the lake and provide the best of both worlds.

Sal's a 100% NOT FOR PROFIT CAFE. All proceeds from the cafe's operations are channeled back into the community via The Salvation Army.


We are seeking pro-active Food and Beverage Attendants to run daily operations at Sal's by the Lake. Providing quality customer service, processing sales and receipting money, filling orders, Barista duties, general food preparation, cleaning and cash handling.

The successful applicants must be able to work weekends, school holidays and public holidays.

It is essential that you have the ability to work alone, quickly and efficiently.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


We have casual positions available.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Restaurant Industry Award Level 2.


  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • Experience in providing excellent customer service in a busy café or restaurant
  • High level barista skills (essential)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and provide 'on the job' training where necessary
  • High level of knowledge of workplace and legislated hygiene requirements (HACCP)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on time
  • Deliver food to customers in a timely manner
  • Ability to work days, nights and weekends
  • A valid NSW Working with Children's Check
  • WHS - knowledge of work health safety obligations and to practice these in the workplace in line with TSA policy & procedures and legislation.
  • Professional development required to maintain skills for the role.


  • A commitment to the Christian faith and mission of The Salvation Army
  • Cash handling experience
  • Relevant Barista training and/or experience
  • Cert III in hospitality or equivalent
  • Current driver's license
  • Current senior first aid certificate


  • Team Player with energy, flexibility and integrity
  • Good attention to detail and sound time management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under conflicting time pressures
  • "Can Do" dynamic attitude
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality customer/client service and continuous improvement strategies.
  • Energetic and flexible with a positive attitude. The physical requirements of the job vary from sedentary deskwork to physically demanding including the lifting and handling of equipment and long periods of standing

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background


Robyn Bust at robyn.bust@salvationarmy.org.au using the subject line: Food & Beverage Attendant - Lake Macquarie enquiry via EthicalJobs or (02) 4353 9799 ​

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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