Canteen Assistant

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/04/2023

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Hospitality and Tourism

Reference: 1337219

Reference: 1337219

Occupation: Hospitality and Tourism

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area.

SC6  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Duties include

  • Assisting the Canteen Manager with food preparation
  • General cleaning duties
  • Serving students over the counter


The ideal candidate is

  • Hardworking and positive
  • Excellent team player
  • Must be able to work Thursday and Fridays 9.30am to 2pm during the school term and have a level of flexibility to cover other shifts if needed
  • A Level 1 Food Safety Certificate is preferred
  • Must have a Working with Children Check

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

It is preferred that the successful candidate has a Level 1 Food Handling certificate.

A current Working with Children's card is required.

Location Profile

Warranwood Primary School is situated in a largely residential area of the hills between Warrandyte and Ringwood some 30km east of the city of Melbourne. The school was opened in 1996 and has since served the local community in excellent modern facilities. These facilities include bright open-space classrooms, gym, Performing Arts space, art room, Japanese room, expansive library and numerous play spaces that include a variety of play equipment, 2 basketball courts, oval, shaded play areas and a large brand-new synthetic grass playing field and running track. The BER program allowed the construction of a new six classroom learning space, enhancing the provision of a contemporary learning environment and dynamic, flexible programs for the 427 students enrolled.


School organisation is based on multi-age class teams, which plan, implement, and assess collaboratively. The specialist team comprises teachers of Physical Education, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Languages (Japanese). The provision of computer technology to enhance learning has been a hallmark of the school for some years. Our Senior School implements a BYOD iPad program, and we have class sets of netbooks across the remainder of the school levels.


Parents have high aspirations for their children and the school offers a range of learning programs that aim to develop the whole child. Support and extension programs cater for the different interests and abilities of the students. An extensive list of enrichment activities includes intra and interschool sports, camping programs, Japanese drumming, drama and music lessons and productions, as well as a range of student leadership opportunities. The HAWK (High Achieving Warranwood Kids) program provides all students with a range of interest based academic and social development programs. Achievement in all aspects of schooling is affirmed and celebrated.


Our school RUIn values encourage the development of high-quality relationships between all members of the school community. These strong connections are considered essential to the development of a high-quality teaching and learning environment. Extensive wellbeing and leadership programs operate across the school. Home/school partnerships are highly valued and both parents and teachers espouse high expectations for the achievement of students at the school.


The demographics of the school are very stable. The student population is made up of students from predominantly Anglo Saxon or second–generation European backgrounds. A very small number of students have English as a second language. Also, the School has a small number of Koorie students and students with extra learning needs who are supported by the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). The school has a Student Family Occupation (SFO) index of 0.2550.



In 2023, the School employs a Principal and an Assistant Principal, two Learning Specialist teachers, 20 full–time and 5 part–time classroom teachers, and 7 Education Support (ES) staff.


The school facilities include permanent classrooms with withdrawal facilities, interview and teacher meeting rooms, a library/resource centre, classrooms for the creative arts, including Music, Dance, Drama and Art. There is a school hall and an administration building which includes a staffroom. The school currently has only permanent classroom buildings and a gymnasium. The school offers an Out of School Hours program which operates each morning and afternoon. The school grounds are complimented by the Nangkita wetland area and offers a number of vast open sporting facilities and playground areas.

Canteen Assistant

Job type:

Part time / From 27/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Shane Harrop | 9876 6066

Canteen Assistant