Catering Assistant

Christmas Isd | Other

About the role

We are currently seeking experienced Catering Assistants with kitchen hand experience to join the team at our Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) site based at Christmas Island, WA. The successful candidate will report to the Catering Manager and Chefs and will ensure the smooth and successful operation of the food service process, assist with the preparation of the daily menu whilst complying with all food hygiene regulations. Good knife skills are essential as is the ability to perform general cleaning tasks. This role is physically demanding, and you will be required to constantly lift and bend, push and pull stock. This is a fulltime position working a rotating roster across the seven days including public holidays, covering the hours from 11.30am - 7.36pm for meal service with uniforms and accommodation provided.

About you

You have a positive attitude with a strong work ethic and good verbal and written communication skills. Your experience in following directions whilst working in a diverse fast paced environment allows you to be a good team player. You are confident in preparing and delivering food of high standard. Your dedication to nutritious food will enable you to provide well-presented food to detainees. You are a respectful and professional person who demonstrates exceptional moral values in everything you do. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Minimum Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20312) or equivalent qualification or ability to gain certification within 12 months of commencement as a trainee
  • Acquire a Basic Food Hygiene / Food Safety Handling Certificate - SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety OR SITXFSA101 - Use hygienic practices for food safety OR SITXOHS002A - Follow workplace hygiene procedures prior to employment start date
  • Demonstrated experience with basic kitchen processes and food preparation
  • Prepared to gain a sound understanding of applying HACCP food safety principles
  • Ensure all tasks are performed in a timely manner and comply with internal policy and legislative requirements
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a National Police Clearance

This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment, which includes national police check as an essential selection component for this role. 

Serco requires employees in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Please consider this requirement when submitting your application.

About this opportunity

  • Serco offer employees the opportunity to provide 'essential services' for the Federal Government.
  • Large scale commercial cooking operations in a well maintained and fully serviced commercial kitchen.
  • Take part in a vastly unique industry to gain further insights to Federal Government services.
  • Good sea change with a safe environment to live in.
  • CI Tropical Island with interesting activities such as fishing, bushwalking, swimming, snorkeling on your down time.

What We Offer

  • Serco is the first and only private company that offers employees the exclusive access to the largest gym/fitness centre network through the Fitness Passport. Further huge amounts of employee benefits accessible internally.
  • Attractive hourly rate and further earning capacity on penalties and allowances.
  • Role covered by an Enterprise Agreement that secures fair working conditions including regular wage reviews.
  • Work in a team where your expertise is recognised, and your contribution truly valued with opportunities for ongoing training and support.
  • Work-life balance.

Serco and Proud

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, but everyone also has an important role to play from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 60,000+ globally and 16,000+ in Asia Pacific responsible for delivering essential public services in areas including defence, justice, immigration, healthcare, facilities management and citizen services.

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16/06/2023 02:52:00
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