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Role: Centre Cook

Centre: Goodstart Roma

Employment Type: Part Time - 25 hours per week


  • Delight little customers with big appetites – provide delicious meals and influence the nutritional outcomes of Australian children
  • Get the flexibility and support you need to live a balanced life
  • Competitive pay + 50% discount on your childcare gap fees

Are you looking for a chance to bring your culinary skills to a place where you’ll make a real difference, and be valued for what you do every day?

As a Centre Cook, you’ll plan nutritious meals and snacks to meet the dietary needs of every child in your centre. Your little customers will greet you with enthusiasm each day and will truly appreciate your work.  


In this role, you will

  • Support the health and wellbeing of children through planning and preparing nutritious food
  • Ensure the safety of children by preparing meals to account for special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Use your creativity and organisational skills to plan the menu and order food supplies in consultation with the Centre Director
  • Maintain high standards of food safety by ensuring all storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks is hygienic
  • Work a part time roster of 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday

About Goodstart Roma

The centre promotes a family friendly work environment that is welcoming and warm and values taking care of wellness and mental health.  The team strives for excellence through critical reflection and ensures that all stakeholders voices are heard, included and respected.    


What Goodstart can offer you

  • We pay highly competitive salaries above the national award rates 
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 
  • Professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Wellbeing focus - our wellbeing program will ensure you get the support you need, when you need it most 
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work-life balance
  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families


You’ll need

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or experience cooking within a childcare setting
  • Current Queensland Working with Children Check (Blue Card)


How to apply

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We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process.


Supporting our people and protecting our children

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check.

Posting Notes: ROMA || QLD || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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