Children & Family Services Cook Part Time (Phase 2 - Lv5 vacancy)

Job No: PiiIW5755
Location: Leichhardt Park Childcare Centre

   PHASE 2  - Children and Family Services Cook
(Part-Time 32.5 Hours Per Week)


The new Inner West Council has a population of 185,000 people and covers an area 36 sq km and employs 1,250 people. Opportunities to build and shape the future of our new Council will be made available first to all existing staff. Join us as we transition and work towards becoming the best Council in Sydney.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, Section 354G and 354H, all vacant positions will now be advertised internally. These will be commonly referred to as recruitment phases, Phase 1 and Phase 2 respectively. If a successful outcome is reached within Phase 1, applications received in Phase 2 will not be considered.

Only staff who were employed before proclamation date will be eligible to apply to Phase 1 or Phase 2 opportunities. It is important to note that different processes will apply to each of the recruitment phases. All applicants are advised to read the recruitment advert carefully, and please contact your relevant HR department for further information.

Please note that at any time during the vacancy management phased process, Council retains the right to fill positions through a direct internal transfer.” 

To read the full vacancy management and staff transfer protocols for the new permanent IWC organisation structure, please click here.


PHASE 2 - Internal Only Recruitment

  • Eligibility: All internal staff who were employed within Council prior to the proclamation date of 12 May 2016 are welcome to apply
  • Applicants will be required to provide a full recruitment application. The selection process will involve a combination of:
    • Participating in a merit based selection process, including interviews and or practicals
    • Providing a CV/Resume

    • Providing answers to questions based on position requirements
    • Providing qualifications and licences
    • Providing references
  • If offered and accepted you will be formally appointed to the position, be offered a salary point within the advertised salary range and take the new advertised conditions of employment applying to that job until a new permanent salary structure and common employment conditions are negotiated for Inner West Council. However, please refer to Question 3 below if your current remuneration is in excess of the advertised position range. 
  • Your existing employment protection conditions will be retained.



The children and family services cook is accountable for planning nutritionally balanced menus for children within an allocated budget, hygienic preparation of nutritious meals and organising all aspects of kitchen work, and assisting the coordinator in the day to day running of the education and care service.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role.


$25.72 p/hour - $28.15 p/hour + super

$43,466.80 pa - $47,573.50 pa (at 32.5 hrs/wk) + super


Conditions relevant to this position will be determined by the Group Manager. If a new working hours arrangement has not been identified prior to appointment, you may bring your current working hours arrangements with you provided they meet the business needs of the new service unit; pending any new negotiated common IWC employment terms and conditions.


Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability and experience in the preparation of appropriate food and beverages for children in an early childhood environment.
  2. Knowledge of dietary, nutritional, cultural requirements of children 0-5 years including allergies and food intolerances
  3. Demonstrated ability and knowledge of hygienic food preparation, storage and cooking practices.
  4. Statement of Attainment in Nutrition and Menu Planning (HLTNA302B) and Safe Food Handling (THHGHS01B) or equivalent as a minimum.
  5. Demonstrated ability to prepare rotating menus and order food supplies.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work as a co-operative and collaborative team member.
  7. Knowledge of EEO & WH&S issues and their application in the workplace.
  8. Current First Aid Certificate, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management certificate

Desirable Criteria

  1. Can meet child protection Act requirements and holds a current NSW Working With Children Check Clearance. 


Centre Coordinator - Leichhardt Park Children's Centre, Lisa Caridi on (02) 9392 5854

Closing Date

Sunday 21st October 2018, at 11:30pm

How To Apply

Please ensure you read the Position Description at the link above. To apply, follow and answer the questions as required below and click on the "Next" button. On the following page you will be asked to attach your resume/CV. Depending on the criteria of the position, you may also be asked to attach your qualification(s), licences/tickets if it is required.  Therefore please make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply.

As this online application system has no save or auto-save feature, please complete your application in one sitting. You may wish to prepare your responses to all the questions in a Word document and then copy-paste them into the relevant field of the form when you are ready to submit.

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