Food Service Assistant

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Work type: Casual
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Catering/Food Services

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people.

About the role

Mater is seeking applications from enthusiastic, customer service focused Food Service Assistants, seeking a rewarding career within our progressive food service department. These positions will be on a casual basis located at our South Brisbane campus.

Providing the highest standards of service to our patients and service partners, these are fast-paced roles that will be best suited to candidates with a strong team focus, who enjoy work that is diverse and requires the prioritisation of tasks. 
This position also requires a degree of physical fitness, as you will be on your feet all day, and may include lifting kitchen equipment and pushing heavy trolleys throughout the hospital.

*Please note we are currently seeking applicants with availability of 2 days per week at a minimum. 

Salary Range: $24.32 - $26.67 per hour (Private Support Services) + 23% casual loading + plus super + salary packaging access up to $15,900 (penalty rates will also apply)

What you’ll be doing

As a Food Service Assistant you will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the day, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the kitchens with food preparation
  • Delivery and clearance of meal trays
  • Pot and dish washing and kitchen cleaning
  • Accurately take patient meal orders utilising the operating system CBORD
  • Verify meal eligibility by comparing client information to food requirements
  • Learn and use appropriate food and drink terminology and pronunciation
  • Ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving and effectively deal with complexity

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience working in food services or a similar hospitality/customer service position
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
  • Good computer skills and ability to quickly learn industry-specific applications
  • Moderate level of physical fitness to enable you to work on your feet all shift, pushing and controlling heavy trolleys on a regular and repetitive basis
  • Food services experience within a three to five-star hotel will be highly regarded.

Why join us?

Joining a 10,000 + strong workforce, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education, Research and Foundation, and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers, and community. You will be a part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.

  • Increase your take home pay via salary packaging arrangements
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses
  • Access to leading education via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for dining, retail, travel & accommodation
  • Access discounted, on-site parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at campus cafés and coffee venues

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*Please note it is a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19



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