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  • Residential Aged Care Home
  • Friendly team and great working environment
  • Staff reward and recognition programs
  • Part time - Weekend
  • Located in Carrum Downs, Victoria

Excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and experienced aged care FSA/Cook who has a can-do attitude, to join our team

About us ...

Medical & Aged Care Group (MAACG) is a family owned business. From humble beginnings in 1995, we've become one of Australia's leading privately owned companies providing aged care services. We have grown our business with a special focus on building relationships—both with our residents and their families, as well as staff. The result is a collection of homes within Victoria filled with vibrant and connected communities.

We are devoted to creating a warm and friendly environment, staff and residents alike share a strong sense of family.

Carrum Downs Aged Care,  has 50 aged care residential beds and is located in Carrum Downs, Victoria. We pride ourselves on delivering the best care for our residents and firmly believe that happy staff equates to happy residents.

This is a fabulous opportunity to work in our residential home with excellent support from management and high staff morale.

About the Role ...

The FSA/Cook is a valued team member who reports to the Chef of the Home and is responsible for preparation of meals for the residents, organising food orders, ensuring menus and specialised diets including supplements and texture modified foods are of a high standard. The Cook supervises a team of Food Services Assistants who support all kitchen activities. The FSA/Cook liaises with the internal staff, external suppliers as necessary and families as well as provides a high quality dining experience for our residents.

The FSA/Cook is responsible for supporting and providing a high standard of food safety in preparation and serving of meals and hospitality services in a residential aged care setting, including following directions from the Chef and performs regular audits of the kitchen ensuring safety with kitchen cleaning, storage of foods.

About you ...

You are a highly organised, energetic and self-motivated individual - someone who can manage their time and be flexible to the need and priority. You'll have a high level of teamwork with colleagues and empathy and compassion too. You will have worked in a FSA/Cook position in an Aged Care environment and are able to lead the team by example of best practice.

To be successful in this role you would need to possess the following: 

Essential skills and competencies:

  • Certificate with relevant qualification
  • Food Safety/Hygiene Certificate
  • Work experience of at least 2 years as a FSA/Cook in an Aged Care environment leading a team
  • Teamwork with colleagues and positive leadership skills with your team
  • Friendly and positive personality
  • Ability to manage food orders in alignment with budget
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisation and time management
  • A passion for working in aged care setting
  • Computer and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of Aged Care legislation and aged care accreditation standards in relation to food and safety 
  • Understanding of Hygiene and Food Safety and audits practices in aged care kitchen environment
  • Current police check
  • A current Flu Vaccination Certification.

Desirable Experience and Qualifications:

  • Certificate II or III in Hospitality
  • An understanding of Aged Care Standards, continuous improvement, accreditation in Aged Care and ACFI requirements

If you have proven experience within a residential aged care setting or hospital environment providing care to the elderly, we offer a great team to work with and a supportive working environment ... and we want to hear from you!

Simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button and we’ll be in touch.


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