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Food Services Assistant - New Aged Care Facility

St Vincent's Hospital - Kew, VIC

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Source: uWorkin


  • Challenging and rewarding work environment supporting our Aged Care residents by assisting to deliver a high quality food and beverage service
  • Part time Permanent Positions based at Berengarra, St George's Health Service, Kew campus
  • Work for one of Australia's leading hospital groups, in our brand new Aged Care Facility

About the Company

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

Berengarra, a new multi storey 90 bed state of the art residential aged care facility comprises 60 mainstream and 30 Aged Persons' Mental Health (APMH) beds designed to deliver contemporary best practice person centred care. Berengarra compliments a suite of existing St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's residential facilities.

Berengarra is due to welcome the first residents in March, with a planned staggered opening throughout 2021 until the facility is at capacity.

About You

You are a genuine and empathetic person who has a strong focus on providing the high-quality care that the community of residents at Berengarra deserve. You have a passion positively impacting people's lives, providing assistance and support with services in line with our resident's needs, abilities and choices. You will have an approach that empowers our residents to be independent and have a quality of life whilst in our care. You will be a part of a dedicated, dynamic and forward thinking team that comes together for a common goal, the care of our residents.

About the Role

Working as part of the Central Kitchen team, you will assist the Cook in the preparation of food and beverage orders for our Aged Care residents. You will primarily be responding to requests from residents for short order meals and drinks, delivering meals to residents on different levels of the facility, as well as the overall maintenance of the kitchen and kitchen equipment, all whilst maintaining food safety standards and OH&S compliance. Part time positions available, minimum 14 hours per week.

Classification range for this position is HA1 - HA18 (between $23.70 - 24.49 per hour).


  • Ensure best practice is maintained and all duties related to the role are carried out in an expert manner
  • Preparation of short order food/beverages as required
  • Demonstrate compliance with task allocation and timelines (including receiving, sorting and distributing meals from the SVHM Production Kitchen), whilst complying to OH&S and Food Safety standards
  • Monitor waste management
  • Work area is kept clean as per Food Safety standards, kitchen hygiene and cleanliness standards are adhered too, including thorough kitchen cleaning and sanitizing
  • Informing coordinators of required food stock levels

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Current Food Safety Certificate HLTFSE001
  • Food Handling & Hygiene Certificate
  • Previous experience in a commercial kitchen (preferably in a hospital/ aged care setting)
  • Demonstrated understanding of food safety standards and OH&S practices


  • Being a part of a collaborative and passionate team
  • Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park
  • Comprehensive orientation


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police as well as a National Police Check that will be undertaken by Prison Security.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.