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Café Coordinator – Exciting new Social Enterprise

  • Torquay, Victoria, VIC, Australia, 3228
  • Full time
  • Exciting newly created role with long term career opportunities
  • Full-time permanent role based in Torquay & offers excellent Salary & benefits!!
  • Hours include Wednesday – Sunday from 9am – 3pm


Want to know why it’s an exciting time to join VMCH? Because there is no other organisation quite like us. Why do you ask? We are a for-purpose organisation where compassion, respect and inclusion aren’t just words to us, they guide us in everything we do. While we’ve been around for over a century, we’re always moving forward. We stay true to who we are by supporting people and families to live their best lives, providing a place to call home and spaces to learn and grow.

Our diverse range of services include; Disability Community Connections & Job Skills programs, NDIS Support Coordination, Allied Health services, Disability Respite & Accommodation, Early Intervention Therapy, Carer Support, At-home Aged Care, Residential Aged Care and Retirement Living.

About the Role

VMCH Disability Services has been interested in finding innovative ways to support people with a disability for building skills, experience and learning to support them on their pathway to independence.

We are opening a new café based on-site at our Retirement Aged Care Facility Star of the Sea (SOTS) in picturesque Torquay. This is an amazing opportunity to come in at the ground level and really make your mark. 

Our ideal person will help set-up the café, co-ordinate and inspire our team of café staff & Disability Support Workers to provide and deliver the highest levels of customer and hospitality service at our Pathways to Possibilities Learning Hub Café.

As a Café Coordinator you will be responsible to hire new staff, train & develop your team, and support the daily operations of the café to be a central place for good coffee – all while helping your local community live more independent lives.

You will have strong local community connections and networks to engage and enlist NDIS participants to join the program. Furthermore, you will also supervise and provide hands-on mentoring to young people participating in our trainee program to build their self-confidence, barista and customer service skills and employability qualities. This position will ultimately support NDIS participants develop their personal & professional skills that will improve their independence and chances of securing employment.

An incredibly rewarding opportunity for a hospitality professional to grow into another industry while continuing to support individuals with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated awareness of current industry trends, and opportunities for people with disabilities;
  • Knowledge of complex conditions that impact on people with disabilities, and their carers, and the capacity to keep up to date with best practice guidelines;
  • Experience in managing staff and people.
  • A sound knowledge and experience of hospitality management
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills with the ability to take initiative to meet customer’s needs with available resources;
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective relationships;
  • Flexible approach and ability to effectively prioritise and coordinate multiple diverse tasks concurrently;
  • Demonstrated success in leading and influencing others towards progressive and innovative ways of responding to individual needs;
  • Valid Victorian Driver Licence.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Certificate IV in Disability or demonstrated experience working within disability services
  • Level 1 Safe Food Handling certificate;
  • Food Safety Supervisor;
  • A current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate (or willing to obtain);
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check; (or willing to obtain)
  • A current First Aid certificate; (or willing to obtain) 

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