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Child Care Caterers - Casual

Job No: CEN3604
Location: Central Coast


Location: Central Coast Council Childcare Centres

  • Are you adaptable, flexible and committed to providing quality food in a Childcare setting?
  • Autonomous role within a friendly supportive team
  • Casual positions available with work across the Central Coast
  • Salary $34.85 per hour (includes 25% casual loading) + 11% superannuation

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

As a Casual Child Care Caterer you will have an opportunity to put your passion for nutritious food to great use looking after the development of growing children. You will have the children’s best interests at heart and facilitate respectful relationships both with colleagues and parents as you deliver delicious, varied and nutritious meals and snacks for children aged between 6 weeks and 5 years.

Successful applicants will be employed on a casual day-to-day basis and could be working at any of our Child Centres across the Coast from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30 am to 1.30pm.

Our Casuals have a great opportunity to get to know all of our teams from Umina to Northlakes, and enjoy variety in their tasks, teams and days and times worked.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Provide meals which reflect children’s like/dislikes, individual dietary requirements, allergies and suitable food based on the developmental level of the children;
  • Prepare meals in accordance with the planned menu ensuring nutritional guidelines are met as recommended by the NSW Health Department for all children in care;
  • Champion and maintain the health, hygiene and safety standards of kitchen utensils and equipment according to statutory regulations.

About You:

  • Ideally holding a TAFE Certificate of Attainment in Food Hygiene, you have solid recent experience in a similar role catering for large groups;
  • You have a Safe Food Handling Certificate along with a current valid Working with Children Check Clearance;
  • You are adaptable and self motivated, bringing a positive and organised approach to your work, and you enjoy being part of a lively team environment;
  • Having a work/life balance is important to you.

About Us:

  • We are a large organisation delivering a wide variety of services to our local community;
  • You’ll be joining a team of experienced child care educators, and a fun, high energy team environment. 

Applicants will be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Boostrix (Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Diptheria); MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Hepatitis A & B or demonstrate their immunity prior to commencement. 

Please click 'apply' to access the Position Description. 

Enquiries: Kylie Payne, Section Manager - Education and Care Ph: 0408 229 857.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the enquiry counter.

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You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finally submit your application.  

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To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0417 293 628 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. Please be advised, in order to ensure you receive all email communications from Central Coast Council, please whitelist '' in your preferred email client.  For Further instructions please click here

PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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