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Kitchenhand | C&K Upper Kedron Childcare Centre

Brisbane - Northern Suburbs

Kitchenhand | C&K Upper Kedron Childcare Centre

  • 494017
  • Brisbane - Northern Suburbs
  • Cook
  • Permanent Full Time

Kitchenhand - C&K Upper Kedron Childcare Centre

  • Full time permanent position 
  • New purpose-built Childcare Centre located in Upper Kedron
  • Join one of QLD’s leading early education providers

C&K Upper Kedron Childcare Centre is nestled within the natural bush of Upper Kedron, within the masterplanned community of Ellendale, this new early learning centre has been designed in collaboration with educators and architects, to create inviting spaces for children to explore, discover, learn and play.

C&K Upper Kedron is currently looking for a professional and experienced full-time Kitchenhand to join their team. Ideally you will have experience in the Early Childhood sector or relevant experience in preparing meals and snacks for large numbers, and a well-developed understanding of children's nutritional and dietary requirements.

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure meals and snacks are prepared and served on time according to the needs of individual children and the program
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene is maintained at all times
  • Develop and maintain an effective teamwork relationship with all staff
  • Maintain direct, open and effective communication channels with all staff.
  • Perform duties to maintain kitchen work areas, white goods and utensils in a clean and orderly condition
  • Order and maintain appropriate food supplies according to menu requirements
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for children’s cooking as required
  • Participate in an appropriate food handling training program
  • Undertake any duties as requested by the Centre Director
  • Completing daily reports if required
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and training opportunities

Ideal applicants will have:

  • Relevant qualifications in respect to food handling is essential
  • Previous experience in preparing meals and snacks for large numbers preferred
  • An ability to uphold time schedules for meal preparation, while remaining flexible to the needs of the children
  • Working knowledge of legislative requirements including Workplace Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards
  • Must serve to promote social justice and equity by demonstrating an attitude of acceptance and respect for all children and their families
  • Must be willing to ensure the individual needs of the child are catered for, in collaboration with their families the Director and the Manager
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuing professional and personal development
  • A proven ability to manage the kitchen environment in a safe and responsible manner
  • An ability to work as an effective team member and support other staff
  • An ability to work independently to achieve work goals
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard in preparation, ordering, storage and food handling

As a Kitchenhand at the centre, you will be given training and support to assist you with your onboarding. As well as;

  • Beautiful natural working and learning environments
  • Extra hours as an educator if you are qualified or studying towards ECEC
  • Work for one of Queensland’s leading early education not-for-profit providers
  • Career progression opportunities
  • C&K pays for our permanent staff to have a paid blue card and renewals
  • Build your networks through C&K in the Early Childhood sector
  • Feel connected through regular C&K updates, use of online systems, access to policies and procedures and online learning
  • Feeling connected through your community
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Access to study through our C&K College
  • Salary packaging options & above award wage
  • Priority access for your children’s care to C&K childcare and Kindergarten services

The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not-for-profit early childhood provider with nearly 350 early childhood education and care services located across Queensland. C&K acknowledges that each child and family have unique early education and care requirements and so we provide a range of different programs including childcare, kindergarten, outside school hours' care and integrated services. 

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce, and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.  

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which include police checks.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. Crèche and Kindergarten reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Please be aware that the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction requires all workers who enter, work in, or provide services in an early childhood education and care setting to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  This Direction applies to C&K. 

If this sounds like you, please apply now!



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