Catering Assistant-Immigration Detention Services

Northam | Other

About the role


We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Catering Assistant with kitchen hand experience to join the team at our Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre (YHIDC) site based at Northam, WA. The successful candidate will report to the Catering Manager and will ensure the smooth and successful operation of the food service process, 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 full time position working on a rotating roster which covers the hours of 9:00am - 8:30pm. You will work across a seven day roster including public holidays, working a 7 day fortnight.


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
  • Up to date 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
  • Demonstrated experience with basic kitchen processes and food preparation
  • Sound understanding of HACCP principles
  • Ensure all tasks are performed in a timely manner and comply with internal policy and legislative requirements
  • Understanding of OHS legislation and management of hazards

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 Our Kitchen

  • 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.

What We Offer

  • 5 weeks Annual Leave.
  • Uniforms and meals provided.
  • A unique roster pattern allowing 7 days off per fortnight.
  • Attractive hourly rate and further earning capacity on penalties and allowances.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.


Serco's values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people matter and make a difference every day.


We seek and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all backgrounds and cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, veterans and people with disability. By joining Serco you will have access to Employee Networks led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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31/05/2023 03:21:00
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