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The Opportunity

The Cook is responsible for ensuring that the residents are provided with meals that meet their individual preferences as per the menu. Working in collaboration with the Chef Manager at our Hawksbury Gardens Aged Care Facility, you will ensure that all food preparation and servicing meets the food safety standards and requirements.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Participate in menu planning with Chef Manager and clients/residents including special events.
  • Ensure that menus are planned in consultation with residents, which meets their dietary requirements, individual preferences and cultural needs.
  • Ensure that effective purchasing, quality and cost control processes are in place for the procurement of all food products.
  • Ensure that food services are delivered in accordance with resident choices.
  • Communicate in a professional manner with residents, families, other staff and visitors at all times

The successful candidate will have a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or equivalent, as well as experience in the preparation and delivery of meals in a similar environment.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who has strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a flexible and hardworking team.

You will also have a current National Police Check and a current Influenza Vaccine, or be willing to obtain one. 

About UnitingSA

UnitingSA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish.

Culture and Benefits

A career with UnitingSA will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of respect, compassion, courage and integrity.

We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • “Together we can” Workplace Wellness Program (including leadership development, counselling support, special leave provisions, flexible work arrangements, physio program)
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Professional development and study leave

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies.

Due to COVID-19, UnitingSA are taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk to our candidates and employees throughout the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an online video interview, this will not disadvantage any candidates who wish to apply with us.

To view the Job Description, please visit our website at https://unitingsa.com.au/.

Peter Badenoch, Hotel Services Manager 
8440 2240

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