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Kitchenhand- Alice Springs - Stuart Lodge

Apply now Job no: 984786
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Community Services, Education, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling, Warehouse & Trades, Retail & Hospitality

  • Enjoy a sleep in! and work 11am till 7pm
  • Working week Tuesday to Saturday
  • Stuart Lodge - Alice Springs

About Mission Australia

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

Stuart Lodge is a transitional accommodation service for singles and families experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. We provide a range of support for our clients to access and have pathways towards securing long term sustainable accommodation. Our kitchen is critical to our service and serves three healthy and nutritious meals every day.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Kitchenhand to join our team with your work week from Tuesday to Saturday and Hours of work from 11am till 7pm. 


  • Food Service - Assist in the preparation, cooking and service of 70 to 80 healthy and nutritious meals each day for our clients
  • Catering Supplies – Monitor levels of supplies and the inventory list
  • Health & Hygiene - Ensure the maintenance of required level of hygiene within the kitchen and dining areas

Qualifications & experience

  • Prior experience in working in a commercial kitchen environment with the focus on providing nutritious, high quality meals.
  • Ideally a Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • Knowledge of food safety and hygiene standards
  • Ideally prior experience in working with people with complex needs and/or homelessness
  • Some basic admin and computer skills are preferred


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

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.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check. For this role we also require a current Ochre Card (WWC) or apply if you do not already hold one.

To be considered for this great opportunity please Click "APPLY NOW"

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

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