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Lower Plenty Early Learning- Centre Cook- 37.5 hours- 7 month Contract

Apply now Job no: 984565
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: VIC
Categories: Education, Early Learning Services

  • Well-resourced and growing centre located in Lower Plenty
  • Fixed term 7 month contract until July 2019 ; 37.5 hours per week   
  • Monday to Friday starting mid January 2019


About Mission Australia Early Learning

Early childhood is a time of discovery and growth, which is why Mission Australia Early Learning centres are designed to encourage a sense of belonging, wellbeing and community. Our centres offer much more than quality childcare for children aged from six weeks to six years. They also set children up for a lifelong love of learning and nature.

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence.

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development.

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a qualified Cook to join our friendly and passionate team at our Lower Plenty Early Learning Service.  Our Centre provides quality education and care to children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. This centre has a fully equipped discovery playground designed to ignite learning outdoors in natural environment and provides all meals daily. This is a permanent part time role, working Monday to Friday mornings from 6.30 am till 6.30 pm.


  • Plan in advance for the preparation of weekly meals and work to a food budget weekly
  • Undertake menu planning and ordering of supplies through Coles online
  • Ensure the kitchen is kept in a clean and hygienic state
  • Identify and report any accidents or incidents
  • Adhere to food safety standards at all time

Qualifications & experience

  • Proven experience in a similar role in a childcare or large kitchen setting
  • Previous experience in ordering and menu planning
  • Statement of Attainment – Menu Planning for 0 – 5 year olds - desirable
  • Food Safety qualifications such as I'm Alert
  • Certificate III – Cookery in Children’s Services -  desirable
  • Statement of Attainment – Safe Food practices
  • Current Working with Children Check

As part of our employment screening process you will be required to undertake a national criminal history check. In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with working with Children Check or apply if you do not already hold one.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Discounted childcare at participating centres
  • Above Award Rates (at participating centres)
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Ongoing Support for training and professional development

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

We actively encourage applications from male candidates for all of our child care roles.

Click "APPLY NOW" and submit your resume and cover letter.

For further information regarding working with us visit please visit our website.

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan on our website.

Due to the Christmas season this position will be closed in January 2019 and you will hear back from a member of the recruitment team after this period. Thank you

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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