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Reference Number 15632
Position Title Cook in Charge | Full-Time | Juniper Elimatta | Mount Lawley
Employment Type Full Time
Division Residential
Region COAST
Site Juniper Elimatta
Position Summary

  What's on offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Salary Packaging options of $15,900 p/a
  • An opportunity for work  - life balance!
  • Free parking on site

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 Cook-in-Charge to oversee the operations of the kitchen at our Juniper Elimatta aged care home. Located in Mt Lawley, this is a 42 bed facility. 

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. 

We are seeking candidates who have a strong commitment to teamwork and are keen to contribute to a positive work culture. 

Interacting with our residents in a manner that reflects our core values is essential in enhancing their dining experience. 

This position requires the successful candidate to work Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm 

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
  • Confirmation of receipt of 2020 Flu Vaccine
  • 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: Have you received your 2020 Flu Vaccine?
Contact Person Rebecca Antonio
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Alternate Contact Person Megan Hayes
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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