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Education Coordinator - Food Services

Date: 07-Jan-2019

Location: Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs, QLD, AU

Company: Mater

This Opportunity

Mater Education is seeking an Education Coordinator to join our dynamic team for placement within Mater's Food Services department. This position will be offered on a permanent part-time (52 hours per fortnight) basis.

As the Education Coordinator you will support the Mater Education Interprofessional Education Manager in the planning, development, implementation and review of Mater Education’s strategic direction and operational plans for Food Services to enable the Exceptional Every Time strategy.

Overview of an Education Coordinator role  

Mater Education, in collaboration with Mater Research, provides education and learning and development support to Mater Health. Mater Education is a nationally accredited, independent, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers a range of courses targeted to provide outstanding educational solutions to an internal and external clientele. Mater Education focuses on achieving Mater's Exceptional Every Time (EET) Strategy through the use of best practice and simulation-based education support, and strategies that facilitate a professional learning environment where everyone at Mater learns and thrives together. Mater Education contributes to the continual improvement in the safety and quality of patient care and experience through effective integration with health and research.

A key requirement of the role is to implement innovative instructional and delivery strategies to enable interprofessional learning (IPL) and a variety of education strategies that promotes staff and service partner satisfaction resulting in the improvement of safe, quality patient care and outcomes.

In addition, the role responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Planning, implementing, facilitating and evaluating the progressive learning and development across the Food Services department.
  • Identifying learning needs via multiple avenues of analysis and review.
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating education resources and services designed to meet strategic goals internally and externally.
  • Developing and implementing tailored learning plans for individual Food Services staff.
  • Coordinate, deliver and evaluate Food Services orientation programs and resources for different staffing streams and levels.
  • Develop and implement learning pathways and competency maps to facilitate professional development and competency amongst Food Services staff.
  • Build team capability to enable mentorship and supervision within team environments.
  • Provide mentorship and support to Food Service Staff to facilitate localised problem solving, use of initiative and the implementation of quality improvement and research programs.
  • Observe and assess staff performance of Food Service practices to evaluate efficiency, skills, abilities and attitudes toward patient care, identifying unsafe practice and providing constructive feedback.
  • Provide technical skills training to staff within Food Services.

Salary level:  Commensurate with experience

About you

To be considered for this position you will have:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or Education qualification
  • Certificate III (or higher) in Food Services / Hospitality
  • Experience in a leadership role involving teaching (desirable)
  • Proven ability to develop and provide training and assessment of educational activities to Food Services staff.
  • Exceptional communication skills with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to create a safe, supportive and positive learning environment
  • Demonstrated ability to consult and collaborate with key stakeholders in multi-disciplinary team environments
  • You will also be dedicated to the safe delivery of food and demonstrate competencies including; critical thinking, analysis and problem solving and effective team leadership.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 20 January 2019

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For further information, please contact Rene Huysamen, Interprofessional Education Manager on telephone:  07 3163 7570

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At Mater, you'll find we live and breathe our values. We are a health care leader that provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year as a private, benevolent not-for-profit organisation - what profit we make goes back in to our business which is why we offer state of the art facilities and the resources to advance your career and provide exceptional care to our patients.

Mater is also committed to environmental sustainability and draws on our recognition of the link between health, climate and the environment which ensures we optimise our position as responsible corporate citizens.

Come and join us; as a Mater employee you'll find the benefits you deserve and the opportunity to be part of a healthcare community unlike any other.

Applicants from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time.

Posting Notes: South Brisbane || QLD || Australia (AU) || Infrastructure and Clinical Support ||