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Food & Domestic Services Assistant

Reference number: PD17

Position title:
Food & Domestic Services Assistant
Employment type:
Casual
Department:
Hotel Services
Responsible to:
Hotel Services Coordinator
Location:
Ouyen & Sea Lake
Closing date:
Open
Hours per fortnight:
-
Contact person:
Louise Plozza (Hotel Services Coordinator)
Contact number:
(03) 5092 1111
Position description:
PD17 - Food & Domestic Services Assistant Pdf Document (464.8 kb)

Position summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to prepare food in compliance with the Food Act 1984. The applicant is required to have excellent interpersonal skills and to work alongside other Food & Domestic Services Assistants to ensure MTHCS client needs are met and deadlines achieved. This role also requires the incumbent to have an approachable manner, excellent problem solving skills and will be responsible for collation of all client menu information, which changes on a day to day basis. Confidentially, flexibility and developed time management skills are imperative.

Selection criteria

Essential:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Developed Interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to collate data and report changes.
  • Proven ability to apply high ethical standards, and represent MTHCS in a professional manner.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in Commercial kitchen environment.
  • Basic understanding of the needs of the frail, aged and disabled.
  • Previous experience in cleaning.
  • Previous experience in food handling.
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and handling.
  • Knowledge of the Cleaning Standards for Victorian Public Hospitals or working towards.

Key responsibilities

Organisational:

  • To ensure all staff comply with regulatory requirements of relevance and MTHCS policies and procedures.
  • Support systems that provide safe, high quality care that increases patient experience and patient centred care.
  • To comply with MTHCS Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure that MTHCS Infection Control guidelines are fully implemented.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of diversity and culture.
  • MTHCS has a responsibility to maintain current policy; it is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of current policy.

Professional:

  • To ensure hospitality services meet all of the requirements of the Food Act 1984 and the Food Safety Program.
  • To ensure that work practices are efficient and cost effective, and that all resources are utilised to the optimum capacity.
  • To participate in the internal and external accreditation audit programmes, ensuring records and work practices are always in compliance with MTHCS procedures and the Food Act 1984, and the Food Safety Program.
  • To maintain cleaning services which meet all of the requirements of the Cleaning Standards for Victorian Public Hospitals and MTHCS policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that MTHCS Infection Control guidelines and surveillance activities are fully implemented for cleaning services.
  • To ensure that work practices are efficient and cost effective, and that all resources are utilised to the optimum capacity.
  • To work in collaboration with the Head Cleaner in developing improved processes and work practices.
  • To participate in the internal and external accreditation audit programmes, ensuring records and work practices are always in compliance with MTHCS procedures and the Cleaning Standards for Victorian Public Hospitals.
  • To communicate positively and professionally with all employees of MTHCS, and represent MTHCS to external agencies appropriately.
  • To participate in MTHCS training programmes of relevance.
  • To actively participate in the annual performance appraisal process.
  • To participate in the prompt and effective resolution of incident reports and corrective action requests related to cleaning services.
  • To comply with MTHCS Employee Code of Conduct.
  • Other duties as directed.

Employment with MTHCS

Child Safe Organisation

Mallee Track Health and Community Service is committed to preventing child abuse, identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.

Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental

All MTHCS employees will:

  • Ensure that they take reasonable care to protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others.
  • Use any equipment provided for health and safety purposes.
  • Obey reasonable instructions given by MTHCS in relation to health and safety at work.
  • Help MTHCS meet our duty of care, such as by undertaking hazard inspections.
  • Comply with all MTHCS OHS policies and procedures.
  • Ensure they do not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

Section 21 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004, requires an Employer to provide and maintain, so far as is reasonable and practicable, a safe workplace for all employees and ensure that no employee is placed at risk of injury while performing the duties and responsibilities required by their position.

To comply with this obligation, MTHCS requires all candidates/employees to have the mental and physical capacity to safely perform the inherent requirements of the position they are applying for (or have been appointed to).

If a risk is identified and fitness to safely perform the duties of the position needs to be determined, MTHCS with the agreement of the candidate/employee, will arrange an independent medical assessment to determine capacity to safely perform the inherent requirements of the position to minimise the risk of injury or aggravation of any pre-existing condition the candidate/employee may have.

Compulsory Training

As per the schedule.

Performance Appraisal

Conducted as per appraisal schedule.

How to apply

Your application must clearly state the position title specified on the advertisement and include:

  • A statement addressing each Key Selection Criteria clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role. Note: Read the Position Description (PD) carefully so you have a good understanding of what is required and remember to address what knowledge, skills and attributes you have.
  • General resume.
  • Copies of any formal qualifications. Note: hard copies of your qualifications will need to be produced at interview.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check and also a Working With Children Check for nominated positions.

To apply please forward current resume with covering letter addressing the key selection criteria to:

People and Culture
PO Box 130, Ouyen VIC 3490

Or alternatively an application can be emailed to payroll@mthcs.vic.gov.au

Applications received earlier than the closing date may be assessed, interviewed and offered employment prior to the closing date.

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