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Food Services Assistant

Friendly teams and great working environments
Education, training and career opportunities
Staff reward and recognition programs
Part Time - and casual shifts available
Located - Parkdale, Victoria

Excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and experienced catering staff who have a can-do attitude, to join our team



About us ...


Medical & Aged Care Group (MAACG) is a family owned business. From humble beginnings in 1995, we've become one of Australia's leading privately owned companies providing aged care services. We have grown our business with a special focus on building relationships—both with our residents and their families, as well as staff. The result is a collection of homes within Victoria filled with vibrant and connected communities.


We are devoted to creating a warm and friendly environment, staff and residents alike share a strong sense of family.


Parkdale Aged Care has 50 aged care residential beds and is located in Parkdale, Victoria.  We pride ourselves on delivering the best care for our residents and firmly believe that happy staff equates to happy residents.


This is a fabulous opportunity to work in our residential home with excellent support from management and high staff morale.



About the Role ...


Food Services Assistants are valued team members who report to the Cook/Chef and assist with preparation of food and hospitality services providing a high quality dining experience for our residents.


Food Services Assistants are responsible for providing a high standard of food safety in preparation and serving of meals and hospitality services in a residential aged care setting, including following directions from the Cook/Chef with kitchen cleaning, safe storage of foods, serving of meals to residents and assisting with preparation of specific dietary requirements for residents.  It would be an advantage to have a Trade Certificate in Cookery and willingness to perform Cook shifts as needed.



About you ...


You are a highly organised, energetic and self-motivated individual - someone who can manage their time and be flexible to the need and priority.  You'll have a high level of teamwork with colleagues and empathy and compassion too.


To be successful in this role you would need to possess the following: 


Essential skills and competencies:
Teamwork with colleagues
Friendly and positive personality
Effective communication skills
Experience in hospitality and residential aged care Food Services of at least 1 year
A passion for working in aged care setting
Food Safety Certificate
Computer and documentation skills
Understanding of Hygiene and Safety practices in aged care
Current police check
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Covid Vaccination
Desirable Experience and Qualifications:
Trade Certificate in Cookery or similar qualification
Certificate II or III in Hospitality
An understanding of Aged Care Standards, continuous improvement, accreditation in Aged Care and ACFI requirements
An understanding of Food Safety and OH&S in aged care

If you have proven experience within a residential aged care setting or hospital environment providing care to the elderly, we offer a great team to work with and a supportive working environment ... and we want to hear from you!


Simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button and we’ll be in touch.




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Parkdale, VIC, AU