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  • Pakenham, VIC, Australia, 3810
  • Part time
• Part time- 6 Months position based in Pakenham 
• Great culture with fun, friendly team and supportive environment 
• Excellent Not for Profit Salary Packaging Benefits
 
About the role
 
Are you a qualified Cook or Chef looking for a change of pace? Do you have a passion to work within the aged care sector? Would you like to join a progressive not-for-profit organisation that provides high quality care to individuals with complex needs? If the answer is yes, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.
 
About you 
 
You will hold relevant Cooking and Food Handling certifications and have a comprehensive understanding of Food Safety Laws and Occupational Health and Safety in a kitchen environment. You will have demonstrated experience in all facets of food preparation including menu planning, preparation of daily meals ensuring they are fresh, well presented and appetizing. Furthermore, you will: 
 
• Assisting with planning and preparing menus and meals for residents in accordance with any dietary, cultural and care needs, ensuring they meet the daily living needs, nutrition and hydration requirements of the residents;
• Perform basic food preparation and presentation tasks including specialist cooking functions;
• Cleaning of food preparation and consumption areas, cooking equipment and utensils;
• Serving and delivery of meals to residents;
• Assisting the Chef with ordering, checking and rotating of all food supplies;
• Assist the Chef in the orientation of new staff and achieve safe and efficient work practices;
• Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to Food Service Assistants;
• Manage resources efficiently this includes stock control, following maintenance schedules, use of equipment;
• Perform other duties within the scope of practice and as required by the Chef consistent with the broad emphasis of the position
 
While aged care or disability service experience would be great, what’s more important is that you want to help to make a difference to our customers and prospective customer’s lives. 
 
Why VMCH?
 
Because the people we employ make it a great place to work! In addition, VMCH will provide you with:
• Excellent Salary Packaging benefits
• A competitive salary up to $27.00 per hour
• Ongoing professional development
• A positive and supportive workplace culture 
• Employee Assistance Program
 
About us
 
VMCH is a Catholic, not-for-profit organisation that has been helping others for over 100 years.
 
As a Catholic organisation, our values underpin the work we do. We are especially committed to supporting people who are disadvantaged and marginalised, by creating choices, offering hospitality and building inclusive, compassionate and sustainable communities.
 
If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you! Visit our careers page for other opportunities - https://careers.vmch.com.au/jobs. 
 
To work at VMCH, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, an Australian Criminal History Check, Evidence of Flu Vaccination and a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check. You may also be required to supply an International Police Check.
 
We do not accept unsolicited resumes, emails and phone calls from recruitment agencies.
 
 

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