Centre Cook

  • Part Time
  • Croydon, Victoria
  • + Super + Salary Packaging AUD / Hour

About the role

You will be responsible for planning and preparing nutritious snacks and meals throughout the day, with meal preparation in accordance with the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Demonstrating your experience and creativity, you will:

  • develop a rotating menu (including multicultural meals that promote new flavours and cultural awareness)
  • cater for dietary, allergy, and anaphylaxis requirements
  • review menus periodically and seasonally to ensure they are nutritionally balanced
  • manage the kitchen and utilise your strong organisational skills to effectively plan and maintain stock

This is a part time opportunity at our busy Mount Evelyn long daycare centre. daytime shift: Monday 7.30am to 3.00pm.

About you

As a passionate cook you will:

  • Hold a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Be confident running your own kitchen, ordering supplies and creating nutritious menus that cater to various dietary requirements and allergies
  • Ideally you will have experience in an Early Learning or similar setting, preferred not essential
  • Holding a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or equivalent would also be advantageous
  • Ideally you will hold current First Aid certifications including Anaphylaxis, CPR and Asthma, preferred not essential
  • Currently hold, or be willing to undertake, certifications including a Working with Children Check, Australian Right to Work Check, and National Police Check

To enjoy Cire’s environment and culture, you will have a community focus, friendly personality and positive attitude. You will demonstrate our Values of Respect, Quality and Integrity. You will enjoy being an integral part of a professional team.

The Perks

At Cire we put our people at the centre. That’s why we offer:

  • 55% childcare discount off the GAP fee
  • Salary packaging (novated leasing, living expenses, entertainment, and benefits etc) so you can reduce your taxable income and keep more of your hard-earned money.
  • Professional development opportunities, ongoing support and mentoring to grow in your career.
  • Discounted courses via our RTO.
  • Being a not-for-profit you’ll feel great knowing your work directly benefits some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

So, if you’re looking for an organisation that values its employees, come join us at Cire.

Our Commitment to Child Safety:

  • committed to creating a child safe organisation where all children and young people are safe and feel safe.
  • greater focus on safety for those children and young people who are considered more at risk to abuse and neglect.
  • actively supports and facilitates participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), those who are unable to live at home, children with a disability and/or children from sexuality and gender diverse groups (LGBTQIA+).

What Next?

If you see yourself fitting in well with us and our vision, please send your application via the Apply button or for more information or a confidential discussion, please contact the Cire Recruitment Team on 1300 835 235.

The position description is available at www.cire.org.au/careers/

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