Food Technology Assistant

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Casual / From 24/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336990

Reference: 1336990

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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.


Position Reports To

Principal; Business Manager


Position Purpose

The Education Support Team member will perform a number of duties in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy..  This role is one of classroom support function which combines the duties of Administration and supporting student duties.

This position description describes in general terms the normal duties which the Food Technology Assistant is expected to undertake. However, the duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing timetables and the level of responsibility associated with the position. The position reports to the Assistant Principals and the Business Manager.


The role requires:



The duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:


  • Prepare food, equipment and trays, tea towels, oven mitts, dishcloths for the commencement of classes.
  • Use and maintain equipment and facilities in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Clearing away equipment and materials after use and check that they are maintained in a safe, clean and ready to use condition.
  • Clean stores, benches of food as soon as possible.
  • Support staff and students by supplying required equipment.
  • Ensure work areas, materials and equipment are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Undertake administrative tasks associated with the ordering of food.
  • Collate staff orders, check, receive and store all food on its arrival.
  • Follow correct hygiene and safety procedures when handling food.
  • Support Food Technology Teachers with any extra food preparation the school may require.
  • Wash and dry laundry as required.
  • Ensure adequate cleaning supplies are available.
  • Undertake daily cleaning of kitchens, dining room and prep area.
  • Participate in team meetings when required
  • End of Term and Annual duties:
  • Clean and clear refrigerator and freezers as far as possible.
  • Check all items from cupboards and drawers for cleanliness.  Clean cupboards and drawers if necessary.
  • Check stoves for cleanliness.
  • Food storerooms, clean all shelves and cupboards, sweeping and mopping floors.
  • Make adequate provision against dust, insects and rodents.
  • Conduct annual stock take and cleaning procedures.

Other duties as directed by the Principal and Business Manager


  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Addresses immediate behavioural presentations relating to specific students within a classroom setting aligned to school policy and procedure
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
  • Supports teachers in the coordination of educational programs independently or under minimal supervision, including rostering and organising the work of a team of aides, providing routine co-ordination, guidance, and support to other student support staff, liaising with external providers of support services about clearly defined support needs and resources, assisting teachers with the communication of student outcomes and educational programs
  • Provides medical intervention support to a student/s, under specific conditions, with appropriate training and guidance
  • Provides specialised communication support for students and teachers in areas such as AUSLAN and braille

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



All applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including WWC registration status.  Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.  To commence work at Laverton P-12 College the successful applicant must have current registration with WWC.

  • 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
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.


Applications must include:

  1. A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  2. A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  3. The names and contact details of up to three professional referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  4. If the applicant is not an Australian Citizen all visa documentation must be attached.
  5.  The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.

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





Laverton P-12 College resides within the western suburbs of Melbourne in the local area of Hobson's Bay. The College is a merged school operating on the site of the former Laverton Secondary College. It opened in 2008 with new buildings first occupied in 2009, however, it was not until mid-2011 that all levels of the College were operational. The school is comprised of seven permanent buildings and two relocatable buildings, providing a range of specialised learning spaces, including a gymnasium, performing arts centre, instrumental music rooms, a state of the art food technology kitchen and cafe, practical science rooms, technology and engineering spaces, and a well-resourced College library. The College has also prioritised developing the grounds including, building a sports field, volleyball court and an undercover multipurpose field. Laverton P-12 College is modern, well- resourced and inviting school.

In 2022, the College has an enrolment of over 700 students across Foundation to Year 12. The community comprises of diverse family backgrounds, with 48% of students speaking languages other than English at home and a high proportion of students coming from the Karen, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern communities. The College Student Family Occupation (SFO) of .74 indicates a high number of students come from disadvantaged economic backgrounds. While the Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) is slightly lower at 0.66, indicating higher circumstances known to make a difference in student learning.  The college is supported in 2022 by the Differentiated School Support Initiative.

The College staffing profile consists of approximately 100 full time and part time equivalent staff; including 4 Principal class, 6 Leading Teachers, 3 Learning Specialists, 54 teachers, 28 Education Support Staff and 2 Paraprofessionals. The College has invested heavily in building the professional knowledge of our staff and working collaboratively in teams to support the needs of our students. All teachers plan within a structured Teaching and Learning Cycle and this is enhanced with teachers engaging in PLT Inquiry Cycles informed by student needs across cohorts.

Our school vision is 'Together at Laverton P-12 College, we nurture our students through learning and encourage our students to actively participate in, and contribute to, an ever changing and diverse community with respect, responsibility and fairness'. This vision is underpinned by our College values of 'Learning, Belonging and Succeeding'. We continually connect these values to the teaching and learning programs and they are relevant across all stages of the learning continuum. Our values underpin a cohesive school structure that enhances the wellbeing and learning opportunities for every student. In particular, our values connect to our School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPS) approach, and this supports our students in achieving their learning potential.

At Laverton P-12 College we offer a broad curriculum that is focused on the individual.  Our talented and friendly staff are caring and committed people, who create a nurturing environment for students to strive.  We encourage our friendly and welcoming community to become involved in school activities and student learning, building solid relationship between the school, home, community and each student. Furthermore, Laverton P-12 College has continued to dedicate considerable resources into music initiatives such as the College Instrumental Music program and the Crashendo Music Project. Close to 100 a students access these programs and students learn a range of strings, woodwind and percussion instruments. At the senior end of the school, the college offers VCE, VET and VCAL, with the school facilitating VET Engineering and Hospitality for the Hobson Bay Cluster.

Food Technology Assistant

Job type:

Casual / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


JANE HUYBENS | 96391833

Food Technology Assistant