Casual Kitchen Assistant

Contract Type: Casual
Salary: CA 1 - $21.09 / hour
Centre: Lady Northcote Recreation Camp,
1273 Glenmore Road, Rowsley via Bacchus Marsh, 3340
• As part of the catering team, you will undertake duties required to ensure all camp meals are delivered effectively and safely.

• Work for an organisation that values diversity.

• Great staff benefits like free access to gyms!

Description

Short Description

As part of the catering team, you will undertake duties required to ensure all camp meals are delivered effectively and safely. You will be required to have knowledge and understanding of kitchen operations and an ability to work as part of our kitchen team as a team player. The main areas of responsibility include the provision and preparation of food for camp clients – including the co-ordination of special diets (in consultation with the Catering Co-ordinator and/or Lead cook), following direction from the Catering Coordinator/Lead Cook and applying best practice as outlined in the camp's food safety program. You will be well organised and committed to excellent customer service.

Most importantly, as part of a small staff team, the Kitchen Assistant will have a commitment to YMCA values and be committed to doing that little bit extra to ensure identified outcomes are delivered.


About the Company

YMCA Victoria is a charitable, not-for-profit community organisation that has served the Victorian community for more than 160 years. Together with our partners, we address community needs whilst building strong people, strong families and strong communities. With over 5,000 employees, we deliver programs and services at more than 150 locations every day in settings including camps, student accommodation, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, early education, schools and kindergartens, youth services and youth justice facilities.

About the Centre

The Lady Northcote Recreation Camp is an important community facility, managed by YMCA Victoria in partnership with the Department of Planning and Community Development, which is run under contract until 2020.

Lady Northcote Recreation Camp is located in the Rowsley Valley 16km south west of Bacchus Marsh and approximately 70 kilometres west of Melbourne. Set on 84 acres the Camp features a mix of accommodation options sleeping up to 240 people.  The camp is set in a rural environment and local attractions include the Brisbane Ranges, the You Yangs National Park and Lerderderg Gorge. Our core business is the provision of camping and outdoor programs to a range of user groups.

 

Specifically we are focused on creating outcomes that enhance environmental awareness, personal identity, leadership, creative thinking, communication, values and attitudes. The vehicle for creating outcomes is the process of adventure learning specifically utilising the following activities; environmental education / interpretation, high ropes adventure course, flying fox, giant swing, low ropes, initiative activities, canoeing, archery, orienteering, yabbying, mountain bikes, and more.


Our Culture
At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual.

About the Role

Capabilities and Behaviours

  • Boundless enthusiasm and energy for working with a wide variety of people, mostly young people from varied socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Committed to the YMCA values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility towards camp client groups and fellow work colleagues
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills
  • Ability to apply initiative and to work unsupervised
  • A passion for educating people about the importance of caring for our environment.
  • Team – oriented approach to the workplace
  • Enjoy a laugh with those around you and appreciation for the working in the "great outdoors"

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in Catering / Hospitality industry.
  • Understanding of catering for campers with Food Allergies and intolerances.
  • Demonstrated group leadership experience.
  • Organisation and planning skills

Qualifications and / or Licences

  • Minimum Qualifications:  CPR, Level 2 First Aid, Food Handlers Level 1 Certificate, Current Drivers License (Manual)


How to Apply
Please submit: CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Key Selection Criteria

Qualifications

Working With Children, Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (Completion upon successful applications)

Qualifications and / or Licences

  • Minimum Qualifications:  CPR, Level 2 First Aid, Food Handlers Level 1 Certificate, Current Drivers License (Manual)



YMCA Victoria is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the YMCA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework. Visit our website for further information

How to Apply

Closing Date: 15 Dec 2017
Contact: Fernando Pizzaro
Email: ladynorthcote@ymca.org.au
Phone: 53692224
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