Centre Cook - Maribyrnong River Children's Centre

6 Wests Road, Maribyrnong VIC 3032, Australia

  • Join a not-for-profit organisation committed to professional development
  • Deliver high quality meals for children aged 0-6
  • Educate children & families about food, health & nutrition

ECMS’ vision is for every child to realise their right to a strong foundation for lifelong success. ECMS exists to make every day count by providing high-quality, play-based learning in a safe and inclusive environment – ensuring that children and families in our community thrive in life. If your values align, and you have a passion for working with children, then ECMS is the place for you! ECMS has been operating for over 22 years and is one of Victoria’s largest Early Years Managers – through 63 kindergartens and child care centres, ECMS impacts the lives of 6500 Melbourne children each week.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Centre Cook to join our team at Maribyrnong River Children's Centre. The service delivers high quality and inclusive early learning and care for children aged six weeks to six years. 

This is an incredible opportunity for an energetic and creative centre cook who is willing to take the next step to lead a kitchen within a supportive and rewarding environment.

This is an ongoing, part time position working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

What will you do?

  • Work as a member of the team with the direction and support from the Centre Director to plan meals and comply with the Child Care Centre Food Safety Plan
  • Plan and prepare appropriate menus and tasty, nutritious meals (within the Eat Right Start Right Program) for young children, and equivalent alternatives for children with food allergies or specific dietary requirements
  • Ensure supplies are maintained and orders are correct, within budget constraints and made in a timely manner
  • Have a strong work ethic, and possesses a genuine passion when working with food and children
  • Contribute to a child safe environment ensuring standards are met on a daily basis

Essential criteria for a Centre Cook:

  • Food Handling Certificate 
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Previous experience working as a centre cook highly desirable
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

Be willing to undergo:

  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Asthma Certificate

What’s in it for you?

  • Exciting professional development opportunities including the annual conference for all ECMS staff, professional development days and development plans
  • ECMS' Recognition of Outstanding Practice Awards to recognise staff and teams who have demonstrated an outstanding practice
  • Access to a range of retail and recreational activities at significantly reduced rates via our fully sponsored Employee Benefits Program
  • Funded First Aid (004) and CPR (001) training for staff

We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. Child safety is a fundamental aspect of all roles at ECMS. We promote the rights of all children to participate, have a purpose and be protected from harm.  Our purpose is to make every day count by providing high quality play-based learning in a safe and inclusive environment – ensuring that children and families in our community thrive in life.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

To begin a rewarding career with ECMS apply now! Click the Apply button now!





Type: Ongoing

Category: Childcare - Cook / Kitchen Hand

Reference id: LR000051

Date posted : 03/11/2021