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  • Singleton, NSW, Australia, 2330
  • Casual
  • Closing on: Aug 26 2022

Calvary Cooinda Retirement Community - Singleton


  • Casual opportunity!
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for planning and the preparation of meals.

You will also ensure that food is prepared and presented in accordance with the relevant guidelines and legislation to provide a quality service that meets our resident’s needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the catering service to meet resident’s food requirements. This will include food preparation, food storage, food hygiene, distribution and serving meals.
  • This position is specialising in modified foods, and taking it to the next level.
  • Follow written protocols for special dietary requests.
  • Assist with the preparation of the menus.
  • Work with the food safety plan and legislative guidelines.
  • Adhere to infection control, manual handling, WHS procedures.
  • Maintain efficient and open communication.

What you bring 

    • Experience in bulk cooking and food preparation
    • Knowledge of nutritional requirements
    • Ability to plan menus to meet standards e.g. Food Act and Occupational Health and Safety
    • Ability to order food to meet requirements of menu cycle and keep within budget
    • Understanding of infection control and safety principles
    • Good communication skills and understanding of the needs of elderly people
    • Ability to safely operate kitchen equipment, e.g. stoves, ovens etc.
    • Completion of HACCP Food Safety Program (or willingness to obtain)
    • Current COVID-19 Vaccinations
    • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Jertrude Biado on (02) 6572 1537 or

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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