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Reference Number 15864
Position Title Chef / Cook in Charge | Full Time | Fitzroy Crossing
Employment Type Full Time
Division Residential
Site Juniper Fitzroy Crossing
Position Summary

 What's on offer:

  • Pay rate $29.77 - $31.49 depending on qualifications ($54,541 - $61,405 per annum) 
  • Morning shifts 6am - 2.30pm
  • Salary Packaging options of $15,900 p/a
  • Staff accommodation @ $20 per night*
  • Travel costs up to $750 for relocation*
  • Up to two weeks Aged-Care specific training in Perth*

At Juniper, we recognise that food is an important part of each residents' life and contributes to their sense of wellbeing and comfort. We now have an opportunity available for an experienced Chef to oversee the operations of the kitchen at our 24-bed aged care home, located in the town of Fitzroy Crossing which lies in the Kimberley region of WA. 

The purpose of this role is to prepare high quality, nutritious meals to meet our residents’ special dietary requirements. You will be responsible for supervising a small team of catering staff and ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to. You will also make sure that the quality of meals is maintained at a high standard and that a safe food service is provided. To join our team you will need to be keen to contribute to a positive, welcoming environment that enhances the lives of others. For applicants without specific aged care experience, Juniper can offer up to two weeks training in Perth prior to relocation. 

This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week, usual working hours are 6am - 2pm. We can offer subsidised accommodation at the local Workers Camp and will offer some relocation assistance.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Preparing and cooking high quality, nourishing meals for our residents
  • Monitoring all practices within the catering centre to ensure safe food handling and infection control procedures are being adhered to
  • Ensure all areas of the kitchen are cleaned to the highest standards
  • Stock control management, replenishing and ordering stock as required
  • Compliancy with Juniper’s Occupational, Safety and Health requirements

The Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Trade certification or experience in a commercial cooking environment and/or aged care catering is required
  • Basic knowledge of dietary nutrition for the aged is preferred
  • Ability to manage bulk ordering, purchasing, and stock control of food
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Empathy for elderly residents 

Juniper is a leading provider of care, accommodation and support services for older Western Australians. We are a values driven, community benefit organisation that excels in social enterprise for the benefit of all people. Our response to increasing need encompasses a strong presence throughout metropolitan Perth and in the Kimberley, Mid-West, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions, giving us one of the largest care footprints in Australia. We believe in celebrating life, and strive to add value to the communities in which we operate, where our staff and volunteers work to deliver our Vision and Mission.

 People of all ages are encouraged to apply. Juniper may commence the recruitment process prior to the advertised closing date.


Selection Criteria Essential: Juniper offers subsidised single person accommodation for $20 per night at the Fitzroy Crossing Workers Camp. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate couples or families. Will you be relocating on your own?
Essential: Have you had or are you willing to obtain the 2020 Flu Vaccination?
Essential: Please detail your residency status (Visa / Resident / Citizen). Please be specific and advise if you are seeking sponsorship.
Contact Person Gail Marley
Contact Number (08) 9240 0318
Alternate Contact Person Rebecca Antonio
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Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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