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Child Care Centre Cook Relievers

Child Care Centre Cook Relievers

  • Casual positions
  • Hourly Rate $33.80 per hour, includes 25% casual loading, plus 9.5% superannuation.


We are currently seeking  dynamic cooks to join Council’s Children’s Centres team in 2017.


With capacity enrolments and an outstanding reputation for innovative and responsive programs, City of Ballarat Children’s Centre provide an excellent opportunity for relievers to make their mark in the early childhood field. A commitment to teamwork is essential.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and presentation of food on a small commercial scale.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work within budget
  • Capacity and willingness to work as part of a team in a children’s service 
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of children’s nutritional needs and requirements.
  • Food Handler’s Certificate Level 2


Closing date: Friday 24th March 2017 at 5pm


For further information on the above position contact Chris O’Doherty, Manager Child Care Services, on (03) 5320 5713.

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The City of Ballarat is an EEO employer committed to the principles of workplace diversity

The City of Ballarat has a zero tolerance for child abuse and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with disability.

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