Monday, 9 November 2015

SDN Children's Services,Centre Cook Jobs in Australia

SDN Woolloomooloo

About Us
SDN Children's Services is a not-for profit organisation that has been providing quality early childhood education and care since 1905. We are proud of our long history of working with children and their families, working with communities, and supporting the development of practitioners and children's services. With around 700 staff across 36 sites in Sydney, regional NSW and the ACT, we have grown into one of Australia's most respect
ed children's services organisations.
We provide the following services:
  • high quality, inclusive early childhood education and care
  • early childhood intervention for children with disabilities
  • family support services
  • resources and mentoring for practitioners and other agencies
  • Aboriginal training and employment support.

About The Role
As the Centre Cook you will plan and implement a nutritionally balanced menu, which you will prepare and serve to children attending the centre. Working as part of a team, alongside Early Childhood Educators, you will work directly with children to provide experiences and help them to build up a positive relationship with food.
This is a Full Time position working 7.6 hours per day, 38 hours a week.

About The Centre
SDN Woolloomooloo, the oldest SDN centre, opened in 1905 but has been in its current location since 1920. The centre operates with 90 children from 6 weeks to school age, with a focus on including children and families from diverse and complex backgrounds. The centre is staffed with university qualified Early Childhood Teachers and TAFE qualified Diploma staff leading qualified Child Care Workers in each learning space.

About You
The right candidate for this role will have the following:
  • Basic training in Food Safety & Nutrition (course unit number: CHCCN3C/CHCCN303A)
  • A Working with Children Check clearance number (or willingness to obtain)
  • Completion of Commercial Cookery basic training course or equivalent (desirable)
  • Completion of Nutrition and Menu Planning for Children training (desirable)
  • Experience cooking (preferably in bulk quantities) in a domestic or commercial environment
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to child safety and comply with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

Our culture
SDN's values and philosophy are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! 
SDN Benefits Include:
  • Positive welcoming culture
  • Discounted child care fee
  • Paid parental leave
  • Finders fee - Referral scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program - Free, voluntary and confidential counselling service
  • SDN Staff Giving Fund
  • Purchased Leave
  • Picnic Day - One extra day paid leave for all permanent staff

How To Apply 
Please note that SDN assesses all applications based on merit.  Should a suitable candidate be identified, SDN reserves the right to close this recruitment process prior to the advertised date.  Due to the volume of applications received, only those candidates deemed to be suitable will be offered an interview.
If you are interested in this position:
  1. Complete the questions contained in the application below, then click Apply
  2. Attach a resume and cover letter.  Please note this is a mandatory requirement of the application process. 
For further information please contact Sunny Lee on 02 9213 2510.
To Apply:
SDN Children's Services welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a National Police Check and Working with Children Check (NSW) or Working with Vulnerable People Card (ACT).

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