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Food Services Assistant
Carmelite & Lourdes Valley
  • Dynamic not-for-profit organisation
  • Casual Position - various shifts across Lourdes Valley and Carmelite
  • Salary packaging options available


About us


For more than 50 years, Southern Cross Care has been providing quality aged care and retirement living services to our community. We're guided by our compassionate, capable, collaborative and creative values, and we want people who share these values to join our team.  


We are looking for an experienced Food Services Assistant to join our residential care team to cover various shifts across Lourdes Valley Lodge & Carmelite located in Myrtle Bank.



About the role


To work as part of a cohesive team by undertaking general catering duties for the provision of high quality catering services. Work in a safe and inclusive manner that reflect Southern Cross Care's Better for Life model to provide person centred care and support.

Within the guidelines provided by nursing staff, support each resident’s independence and self determination to make their own choices, including taking some risk, to enable them to live as well as they can.


For further details regarding the scope of the role, please refer to the attached position description.



About you


Previous experience in a food handling role is essential. 


Adequate communication skills with a level of English literacy to speak in a manner that older people can understand and to be able to read written instructions. 


Time management to manage own workload, without direct supervision, to complete tasks within the allocated time. 


Basic understanding of the requirements to support residents living with dementia including those who display challenging behaviours and also basic knowledge of the requirements of the Aged Care Standards will be highly regarded. 


All Southern Cross Care employees also require a current National Police Certificate for the Purpose of Aged Care.



About this opportunity


This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation and help create a better future for you and your community.


You will enjoy exceptional learning and development opportunities, and salary packaging benefits that will help you to maximise your take-home pay. You will also be working with a friendly and inclusive team that genuinely cares about you.


With our organisation growing to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our community, there’s never been a better time to join the Southern Cross Care team.



For questions or enquiries about this role please contact:

Daniel McDowell on 0466 866 896


Applications close: 

5th May 2021 at 16h00 

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