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Roma House - Caterer -9 months contract - 22.8 hours per week

Apply now Job no: 985109
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

  • 9 months Fixed Term Contract, 22 hours per week, 3 days
  • Rotating Shift: 7am till 3pm or 11am till 7pm
  • Roma House – Spring Hill

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cook to work in our kitchen at Roma House located in Spring Hill. Our service offers residents with complex and challenging needs support and accommodation in an inclusive environment and provides a pathway out of homelessness and the ability for our clients to feel safe.

The service makes a difference in the community and operates 24X7 accommodating up to 31 residents. Our kitchen is critical to our service and serves three healthy and nutritious meals every day.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Cook to join our team working 3 days per week on a rotating roster with some weekend and evening work required.


  • Food Preparation – Prepare and assist in the cook of healthy and nutritious meals each day for our clients working alongside 4 other kitchen staff.
  • Service of meals to our residents
  • Prepare and safely store food and monitor kitchen supplies
  • Assist in life skills training with our residents to help them with cooking and cleaning ability
  • Strong Communication – Communicate with the staff doing different shifts using a handover book
  • Health & Hygiene - Ensure the maintenance of required level of hygiene within the kitchen and dining areas

Requirements for Success

  • Ideally a strong volume cooking ability with the focus on providing nutritious, high quality meals.
  • Ideally some form of Cooking qualification but not essential
  • Ideally a Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • Knowledge of food safety and hygiene standards
  • Ideally prior experience in working with people with complex needs in a community service area

Culture & Benefits 

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including: 

  • 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.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

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


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