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Housekeeper - New Aged Care Facility

Private Company - Vincent, QLD

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Source: uWorkin


  • Part Time Permanent Positions based at Berengarra, St George's Health Service, Kew campus
  • Work alongside our fantastic Support Services team to facilitate a customer focused approach to food, cleaning and laundry services for our residents
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment within one of Australia's leading hospital groups

About the Company

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

Berengarra, a new multi storey 90 bed state of the art residential aged care facility comprises 60 mainstream and 30 Aged Persons' Mental Health (APMH) beds designed to deliver contemporary best practice person centered care. Berengarra compliments a suite of existing St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's residential facilities.

Berengarra is due to welcome the first residents in March, with a planned staggered opening throughout 2021 until the facility is at capacity.

About You

You are a genuine and empathetic person who has a strong focus on providing the high-quality care that the community of residents at Berengarra deserve. You have a passion for positively impacting people's lives, providing assistance and support with services in line with our resident's needs, abilities and choices. You will have an approach that empowers our residents to be independent and have a quality of life whilst in our care. You will be a part of a dedicated, dynamic and forward thinking team that comes together for a common goal, the care of our residents.

About the Role

You will provide a range of support services for our aged care residents, working as part of a team to deliver the best practice care in line with the organisations policies and procedures. As part of the wider Support Services team, you will be responsible for the delivery of customer focused flexible food service model for the residents, which includes the preparation of food, snacks and beverages for residents. You will also be required to support the cleaning and laundry service teams, including laundry, cleaning, drying and putting away clothing tasks. All duties are to be carried out within appropriate legislative standards to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents. Part time positions available, minimum 21 hours per week, maximum 38 hours per week.

Classification for this position will be GV9 ($48,386 per annum pro rata)


  • Assisting in the preparation of short order meals for residents to ensure variety and eating time flexibility in line with the flexible food service model, and coordinate and prepare the daily menu and beverage choices for our residents
  • Wash residents meal plates/ kitchen trays to ensure ongoing provision of a clean pantry and kitchen, and ensure all kitchen equipment including refrigerators/ ovens and benches are clean in line with the Food Safety Standards and Plan
  • Maintaining the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene across the facility by assisting the cleaning team with cleaning of the facility, including resident rooms/ bathrooms / living areas/ dining areas and staff and pubic areas
  • Sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing, detail dusting, glass cleaning , resident bed making and kitchen cleaning to support the comfort of our residents, and continued compliance to Infection Control procedures
  • Assist the Laundry team with laundry duties, including taking the trolleys to the laundry, washing, drying, pressing, folding and return of residents laundry to their room

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Food Handling Certificate (essential)
  • Experience in cleaning, and food and beverage handling/preparation (preferably in an aged care setting)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Previous experience in a hospital and/or residential facility would be highly desirable


  • Being a part of a collaborative and passionate team
  • Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park
  • Comprehensive orientation


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police as well as a National Police Check that will be undertaken by Prison Security.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.