Food Technology Assistant

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Leongatha

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1282412

Reference: 1282412

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Leongatha

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program or equivalent.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program or equivalent.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position and must have experience working with children with diverse needs and/or backgrounds.

SC5   Demonstrated commitment to engaging with volunteers, parents and the wider community to raise the  profile and effectiveness of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen
           Garden program.      


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.

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Foster Primary School is located in the rural town of Foster, South Gippsland. Foster township is located at the very heart of Prom Country, just two hours SE of Melbourne and 30 minutes from the gate of the magnificent Wilsons Promontory National Park. There has been a Primary School in Foster since 1872.  The current site, in Pioneer Street, was established in 1965.

The enrolment varies between 200-220 with a growing number of families moving into the school catchment area and we are the largest primary school in the Corner Inlet area.  The school is operating 9 grades. 

Our school values, based upon a motto of, ‘Our Best Always’ were developed in consultation with staff, students and families and are:-

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Caring
  • Be Safe
  • Be a Learner

We believe that everyone can learn to learn. Resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflectiveness (Guy Claxton) are promoted and we always try our best! Our school is a Be You school. We build positive relationships and social responsibility in an inclusive, safe and caring environment, using school wide positive behaviours to support our students in making good choices. We have strong pastoral care. We foster independence, promote inclusivity and embrace individuality.

We have high expectations of our students. English and Mathematics are central to the curriculum, underpinned by an emphasis on developing a Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck). We offer a rich variety of opportunities and experiences. Our curriculum and pedagogical practice is based on educational research and evidence. Our school recognises the individuality of student approaches to learning and cognitive styles across all areas of the curriculum both within the classroom and specialist programs. Foster Primary School is committed to developing student abilities and interests and providing learning experiences that cater for individual differences. Sport, Music and Art are popular in the wider school community and students are encouraged to participate. Participation in government initiatives has raised the profile of student health and wellbeing; and sustainability of the environment. The school became a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden School in 2007 and this program continues to thrive and flourish in our school with the support of volunteers. Our students are given opportunities to participate in a variety of extra curricula activities and programs such as Camps, Excursions, Incursions and Interschool Sports.

Staff at our school work collaboratively with one another through Professional Learning Communities and also with staff from other schools in our Corner Inlet Learning Alliance in order to continually strive to be the best we can be, striving for excellence in teaching and learning by developing teacher capacity in order to improve student outcomes. Student voice, through a wide variety of leadership roles is encouraged and promoted throughout the school.

Food Technology Assistant

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Scott Moorhouse | 035/631-6000

Food Technology Assistant