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Support Service Worker / Kitchen Assistant

Anglicare Southern Queensland
Taigum QLD


Taigum QLD

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About the Position

Nestled within our leafy campus at Taigum, north Brisbane, our fully accredited service of St Martin's features landscaped gardens and a range of recreational facilities. Extending across three integrated wings, St Martin's offers residential aged care focused on providing excellent 24 hour nursing and care assistance. The service also caters for our most physically frail and those requiring palliative care.

We are currently looking for a casual Support Service Worker to join our kitchen team, covering both planned and unscheduled leave.

The role’s overall purpose is to assist the cook/chef in the preparation and serving of meals for residents. This role is also responsible for the cleaning of designated kitchen utensils and areas, and, in conjunction with other roles in the facility, encourage physical and social independence; support a safe home-like environment and safeguard the dignity and privacy of residents.

About You

As a motivated and skilled Food Services Assistant/Kitchen Hand, you will offer the following abilities and experience:

Assisting with meal preparation and service

Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy and ensuring Food Safety Guidelines are adhered to

Support senior staff with special occasion requests including birthdays

Menu planning and commitment to dietary requirements

Operation of Food Service equipment in-line with instructions

Confident communicator who can maintain professional boundaries with clients and their families

Experience working within designated timeframes

An open and enthusiastic manner with a commitment to working with elderly people

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

With a professional manner and friendly disposition, you must be willing and able to work varied shifts including weekends (if required).

The following will also be required of successful applicants:
Previous experience in food preparation within a Residential or Commercial environment

Understanding of Infection Control/Bacterial hazards and Safe Food Handling

Physical capability of meeting the requirements of the role

A current National Police Certificate

A Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) will be highly regarded

What We Offer

Along with your chance to work in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries, you will also enjoy:

Excellent hourly rates

Ongoing training and career development

A friendly, dynamic team of professionals who truly care about our residents

The opportunity to be a part of one of Queensland’s largest and well-respected non-profit organisations

Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working with an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description

T o submit an application and to view a copy of the Position Description, click ‘Apply’ below or visit and refer to job number S2860

For further information please contact

Christine Ross on 07 3265 0900

Applications close Sunday 7 th May 2017

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.

About Us

Anglicare Southern Queensland is a proud member of the Anglicare Australia network. We provide the support you need for the life you want in partnership with government and other support organisations in response to identified care needs throughout southeast Queensland.

For over 140 years our staff have connected with people on every step of their life path, responding with compassion , creativity , commitment and courage to the needs of the members of our community who require support.

Every day the passionate staff and volunteers of Anglicare Southern Queensland are working to respond to growing community demand for our services. Whether it is providing nursing care and domestic assistance in the home, physiotherapy to enable the return of mobility, emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence, working with foster carers in the care of vulnerable children, a safe caring environment for the elderly, skills training for young unemployed people or parental education and counselling, Anglicare Southern Queensland is here, to offer the best quality support to enable you to live the life that you want.

We also offer a range of specialist services within indigenous, homeless, multicultural and rural and remote communities.

The work of Anglicare Southern Queensland stretches from Cairns to Coolangatta, from Birdsville to Brisbane and reaches out to support to people of all ages with a variety of needs.

Anglicare Southern Queensland has a workforce of over 2500 people in Queensland across residential aged care, community care and a range of social services programs all working towards a happier, healthier community.