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Centre Cook

Goodstart Early Learning

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Centre Cook – Goodstart Gracemere

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families.

We’re looking for a talented centre cook to join the team at Goodstart Gracemere to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children attending the centre. The service would love to see embedded within the centre and cook role a passion for cooking and sharing knowledge with the children.

Your Role/Responsibilities:

  • 65 place early learning service
  • Hold a Food Handling/Commercial Cookery certificate
  • Permanent, part-time role, 25 hours per week, flexible to discuss hours ideally around 8.30am to 1.30pm
  • Menu planning – implement the menu on a weekly basis and experience catering for special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Meal provision – order food supplies and prepare relevant meals and snacks
  • Food safety – adhere to food and nutrition policies
  • Health and safety – adhere to health and safety policies
  • Ideally wish to work towards - Weekly cooking lessons involving the children
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of the team
  • Strong communication skills, reliable and punctual
  • Continue to uphold the centres strong community engagement, and great relationships with their families and children

The Benefits:

  • Friendly and environment with a passionate team, and large national head office support
  • We pay highly competitive salaries above the National award rates
  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Employee benefits that range from childcare discounts, discounted travel, insurance, and technology
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Uniform allowance
  • Professional development
  • Career pathways and opportunities

If you hold a Food Handling and Menu Planning certificate, and have experience cooking meals within a child care centre or similar environment, then we’d love to meet you!

Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and expect all our employees to reflect this commitment. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you!

Candidates will be reviewed and invited to interview as applications are received and we may remove this advertisement as soon as suitable individuals have been sourced


Posting Notes: GRACEMERE || QLD || Australia (AU) || QLD North - Region 10 || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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