Woodlands Campus Chef

👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 Become a Woodlands Campus Chef at Woodlands

 

Join the team as a Campus Chief to deliver Great Education to our children, families, and communities. There’s no one kind of Woodlander, so we’re always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our teams. If you’re looking for a place that values your Love for Education, Success, and desire to Learn, then you’re a future Woodlander.

“You can either watch it happen or be part of the Woodlands Education Revolution.”

🚀 Position Opportunity

 

What will I be doing as Woodlands Campus Chef? 

 

The Campus Chef provides support to our teachers, educators and children by preparing and providing nutritionally balanced meals for the children in the care throughout the day and the following day-to-day tasks:

  • Plan nutritionally balanced meals consisting of five-food groups over the course of a day
  • Periodically and seasonally review menu plans and communicate with Nominated Supervisor
  • Plan menus and communicate with families daily by uploading the daily menu on Xplor
  • Ensure complete familiarity with the special dietary needs of the children in the centre and discuss with the Campus Manager and Lead Educator how these needs will be met
  • Ensure an up-to-date listing of children’s special dietary needs is displayed in the kitchen at all times
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing (in conjunction with the Nominated Supervisor)the “Food Safety Program” as per guidelines and regulations
  • Continuously practice best practices for children and professionals
  • Building trusting relationships with parents and families and confidently being able to discuss menu plans, supporting children with dietary requirements and planning nutritionally balanced meals
  • Demonstrate highly developed oral communication skills with parents, families, children and educators
  • Demonstrate a high standard of literacy and written communication skills for documenting planned meals and menus
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Work within Legislation to ensure service provision is equitable
  • Ability to develop and work within budgets, and maintain kitchen equipment and report to Nominated Supervisor if equipment needs to be replaced
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with a number of urgent matters at once
  • Sound knowledge of current childcare best practices in Children’s Health and Safety in relation to National Quality Standards
  • Conduct regular assessments of the hygiene standards of the kitchen
  • Conduct regular assessments of the health and safety standards of the kitchen, reporting any issues to the Workplace Health and Safety Officer
  • Maintain cleanliness in the kitchen as outlined in the Food Safety Plan at all times
  • Sound knowledge of child health including nutritional requirements, infectious diseases and Infection control
  • Emptying bins, relining daily and disinfecting weekly
  • Ensuring safety standards by keeping the floor swept and free of grease, water or any food
  • Ensure regular hand washing during the day, between preparation of food groups, after engaging in cleaning, upon returning to the kitchen, before preparing food and where necessary to minimise the spread of germs
  • Sound knowledge of the policies, procedures and philosophy of the service
  • Sound knowledge of financial management including budget development and review of expenditure against budget, when planning menus and completing ordering of goods
  • Develop and maintain information systems for effective communication with families, and educators in regard to meal preparation and meeting children’s needs in regard to feeding and bottles
  • Ensure the service is meeting the needs of families by seeking regular feedback
  • Working with Children and staff to maintain a vegetable, fruit, herb, and edible area at Woodlands using produce in meals at the centre
  • Promote cooking experiences with Children and parents
  • Develop a recipe journal to share with parents
  • Responsible for ordering stock and submitting it to the campus Manager for approval.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the stock available in the kitchen
  • Regularly monitor stock and dispose of products, which are past the “used by” date
  • Assess stock and dispose of products which are not, of the highest quality
  • Ensure that an inventory of Kitchen equipment is maintained and that materials are safely stored
  • Ensure the reasonable use of limited resources
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is up to date
  • Maintain a supportive role with all staff, volunteers, and students on a daily basis
  • Ensure a close working supportive relationship and effective communication with the licensee, staff, and parents in the conduct of the centre
  • Represent Woodlands if required, in public forums or professional settings
  • Act as an advocate for the provision of quality care, the benefits of the centre and Woodlands
🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ What would make me a good candidate?

 

We are looking for a positive, self-motivated Campus Chef that is eager to learn. We also look for the following attributes and experience:

  • Be capable of performing their duties.
  • Have leadership qualities and command authority.
  • Have maturity of judgement, good decision-making skills and be capable of remaining calm under pressure.
  • Be available to undertake their appointed duties and spend most of their time at, or near, their workstations.
  • Be capable of effectively communicating with occupants and visitors.
  • Be capable of deputizing for other positions.
  • Be able to undergo relevant training.
  • Agree to attend and participate in regular training for Emergency Procedures, including but not limited to; fire evacuation (drills) rehearsals, full evacuation (off-site), partial evacuation (on-site) and lockdown procedures.
  • Ensure sound understanding for Emergency Procedures and individuals roles and responsibilities when completing including but not limited to; fire evacuation (drills) rehearsals, full evacuation (off-site), partial evacuation (on-site) and lockdown procedures
  • Ensure sound understanding of Primary Assembly Points: the area at the top of the driveway in front of the skip and Secondary Assembly Points: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School Multi-Purpose Room, and the Convent Paddock at the end of John St Sunbury.  In the event of Bushfire Emergency Evacuation, the evacuation point is the car park at the rear of the Sunbury Global Learning Centre.

Food Preparation 

  • Preparation of meals, including but not limited to: morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack.
  • Ensure meals are available at the time specified; when unable to deliver meals at the time specified liaise with the Lead Educators at least 15 minutes prior.
  • Take reasonable care to protect own safety in the workplace and avoid adversely affecting the health, safety and welfare of any other person through any act of omission, neglect or misconduct at work.
  • Ensure work practices are consistently within Commonwealth and State Legislation and organisational guidelines relating to Occupational Health and Safety, Equal Opportunity and Anti Discrimination in the workplace.
  • Ensure evacuation drills, lockdown procedures first aid and accident/incident management and reporting are completed.
  • To remove any unsafe items/equipment until repairs are completed.
  • To ensure that the kitchen is clean and tidy, ensuring that all cooking utensils are cleaned and returned to place in between meal preparation times.
  • Ensure the security of the centre at all times.
  • Ensure Chef’s Uniform is clean and neat;
    • Wearing of an apron is to be worn at all times whilst preparing and cooking food.
    • Hair tied back at all times whilst in the kitchen.
    • Wearing of closed in shoes.

Administration 

  • Ensure that an inventory of Kitchen equipment is maintained and that materials are safely stored.
  • Ensure the reasonable use of limited resources.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is up to date.

Stock Control 

  • Responsible for ordering of stock and submitting toCampus Manager for approval.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of stock available in the kitchen.
  • Regularly monitor stock and dispose of products, which are past the “used by” date.
  • Assess stock and dispose of products which are not, of the highest quality.

External and Internal Relationships 

  • Maintain a supportive role with all staff, volunteers, and students on a daily basis.
  • Ensure a close working supportive relationship and effective communication with the licensee, staff, and parents in the conduct of the centre.
  • Represent Woodlands if required, in public forums or professional settings.
  • Act as an advocate for the provision of quality care, the benefits of the centre and Woodlands.
🎯 Key Performance Indicators – Woodlands Values

 

To Thrive
When we use “thrive” when speaking of educating children we mean we are not content with just dotting “i’s and crossing ‘t”s.  We create environments for children to flourish, to be set up for success, to grow strong and healthy, to make progress, to expand their learnings – to thrive
Respect
You must have conviction. Respectfully challenge when you disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting; do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. But once a decision is made, we will commit to it wholeheartedly and leave ego at the door.
Relate
We know time is valuable, time for your family, time for fun, time for Woodlands.  We need to communicate and ensure each team member understands the pressure of time and time management.  Clearly communicating goals, actions and evaluations each day is of prime importance.
Reflect
Our reflections embrace the concept of serving. We want to provide the best service for our families. We start with the family and work backwards to be able to provide a service that matches their expectations. Reflection on the services we provide is honest, respectful, agile and outcome driven.
Agility
Agility of mind and agility of learning – Agility of mind creates and embraces change, accepts that you don’t know everything, adapts, improves.

The agile learning environment is and educational space that is intentionally designed to be adjustable, exchangeable and moveable. Agile learning adapts to individual differences in environment, children,staff, cultures – the total environment. Agile learning creates differentiated learning awareness and is promoting a movement toward adjustment and adaptation of content, process, product and the learning environments.

 Sustainability
Sustainability is not just recycling and having the “bins” to separate one piece of garbage from the other – it is so much more.  Woodlands does not recycle, we upcycle.  Sustainability and upcycling at Woodlands is encouraged in everything we do daily and includes and continues to grow. At all Woodland Campuses we have – solar generation of power, gardens to encourage “plant to Plate”, use sustainable products in the children’s furniture and equipment, use recycled art supplies including paper, make links with the community to upcycle single use materials including tyres, paper, make our own paint and glue.

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If you bring your passion, your sincerity, and your whole self to Woodlands, I am certain that together, we can provide great education to our children and families.

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💪 How We Support & Power Our People

 

At Woodlands, we want our people to love what they do – whatever it is. We ensure everything we do honours that commitment by aligning our internal support services to empower our teams and support their wellness in the Early Years Space.

🤝 Woodlands Team Perks

We want to create a workplace where every Woodlander has the support they need to succeed. These are some of the benefits and support you can expect during your time at Woodlands.

Team Perks

💪 Woodlands Support & Training

We want to create a workplace where every Woodlander has the support they need to succeed. These are some of the benefits and support you can expect during your time at Woodlands.

Support & Training

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If you bring your passion, your sincerity, and your whole self to Woodlands, I am certain that together, we can provide great education to our children and families.

Apply Now