Canteen Manager

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

Job type: Part time / From 15/08/2022 - 11/08/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1284188

Reference: 1284188

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4    Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.

SC6    A demonstrated ability to in food preparation, food safety and handling within a school enviroment.


Kismet Park Primary is seeking a vibrant, friendly and committed individual to serve the students and community in the delivery of a canteen program.


The role will require your commitment to work 5 days per week from 9:00am to 2:15pm on school days.  It will also involve you catering for Professional Development and Curriculum days as required.


The successful applicant will have knowledge of the ‘Go for your life’ Healthy Canteen principles in order to develop an exciting, nutritious menu containing a wide variety of food to promote an interest in using the service.


Qualifications in food preparation and food safety handling and an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety practices is critical to this role.


We are seeking an individual who can work independently or as part of a team as well as supervising student helpers and parent volunteers.  In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the wider community to promote the Kismet Kitchen including the organisation of special meal deal days throughout the year.

The successful applicant will possess sound financial knowledge to manage the day to day operations of the canteen including the ability to keep accurate records of daily counting and recording of canteen takings. In addition, a current Employee Working With Children Card and a National Police Check report is required.


Knowledge and ability to use the QKR canteen ordering app would be highly advantageous to the role.

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction.  Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.

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 and Training 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.

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile


‘Building the Foundations for Success and Happiness’


School Location and Profile

Kismet Park Primary School currently has an enrolment of 506 students and is located in the leafy green area of Gum Tree Hills estate in an established part of Sunbury. We border developing communities of Sunbury Fields and the upcoming community of Sherwood Rise. We have 22 classrooms. Our school has a strong instructional leadership team that is led by 1 Principal, 1 Assistant Principal, 2 Learning Specialists and 8 PLT leaders. Our PLT leaders work within the Professional Learning Communities model and lead year level teams in planning, data analysis and supporting teachers to use the High Impact Teaching Strategies to improve student learning outcomes.


Our school’s mission is to “Build the Foundations for Success and Happiness” and we aim to achieve this through providing our students with an engaging learning environment with a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy and Wellbeing.  We offer a broad curriculum that supports and develops student’s emotional, physical, social, cultural and academic needs.


We implement the School Wide Positive Behaviour framework and we focus on being proactive and supporting our students to be respectful, responsible and safe learners. We offer lunch time clubs and a Student Support Space to engage and support our students with social skills of sharing, turn taking, listening and cooperating. Our school values of, ‘We are Responsible; We are Respectful; We are Safe and We are Learners’ guide all our behaviours in and outside of the classroom.


We have a strong sense of community, and our staff work in collaboration with our families to foster a positive home-school partnership. We promote student voice and agency through many opportunities such as school assemblies, JSC, House Captains and School Captains. The school has a strong Performing Arts programme, Japanese program and Physical Education program.


We dedicate two hours per week to plan collaboratively with year level Professional Learning Teams and are in the developing stages of working within the PLC Inquiry Model. Our teaching and learning programs follow the school’s Instructional Model and we aim to embed the HITS in all aspects of the teaching and learning programs. English and Maths consultants support our leaders and teachers to deliver high quality programs in these core subject areas.


In 2022, in line with the FISO 2.0 we are focussing on the transition from Remote Learning to onsite through supporting students learning and wellbeing. We employ 1.6 Tutors who work with small groups of students for catch up and extension in Mathematics.

Canteen Manager

Job type:

Part time / From 15/08/2022 - 11/08/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Katarina Cvitkovic | 97444566

Canteen Manager