Centre Cook - Bulldogs Community Children's Centre

Footscray VIC, Australia

  • Above award wages!
  • 50% off childcare fees including hundreds more employee discounts
  • Join a non-for-profit organisation committed to professional development

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.

Bulldogs Community Children's Centre is a state-of-the-art childcare centre located at the iconic Whitten Oval in Footscray. This new and exciting role gives you the opportunity to not only be a chef for children and contribute to their development, however, connect with educators, families and children! Cook for roughly 100 children a day. Work within a friendly team and with a highly skilled Centre Director. 

This is a part-time position working 35 hours a week from Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4pm. 

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 possess 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
  • Cooking experience and related qualifications
  • Previous experience working as a centre cook
  • Willing to undergo a level 2 First Aid Certificate including Anaphylaxis Certificate CPR Certificate Asthma Certificate
  • Knowledge and understanding of the food safety program

What’s in it for you?

  • Exciting professional development opportunities including the annual conference for all ECMS staff, professional development days and development plans
  • 50% off childcare fees for your child when they attend an ECMS service!
  • Access to ECMS Advantage – receive discounts from over 330 retailers including Woolworths/Coles 4%, Event Cinemas 15%, Adairs 6%, Booking.com 6%  
  • Access to our online learning and development program to continue your learning, development and training. Platform provides UNLIMITED access to sector leading ECA Modules, Webinars and resources as well as access to any general development needs you might have – from excel to public speaking  
  • Funded First Aid and CPR training for staff

ECMS promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. Successful applicants are required to adhere to our child safe practices, policies can be located here.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from diverse communities and backgrounds are encouraged


Type: Ongoing

Category: Childcare - Cook / Kitchen Hand

Reference id: BF000096

Date posted : 08/03/2023