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About  the role

This role is a live in position, where you will plan and prepare meals for our community care clients, as well as provide an onsite presence to support our residents in our brand new independent living complex.

The ideal applicant will be well-presented and have a passion for cooking along with desire to make a real difference to the quality of life of our residents and community care clients.

This is an identified role; applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.


About You

To be successful in this role, you will have the following:

  • Previous experience assisting in all aspects of kitchen operations, food preparation and service provision, experience with in the aged care or similar catering environment will be highly regarded

  • Ability to plan and design easy to follow recipe’s and preparation guides

  • Ability to understand and implement Food Safety Plan Guidelines;

  • Experience with stock control and ordering;

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn - Aged Care documentation requirements;

  • Turn up to every shift motivated, enthusiastic and positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

  • Undertake all mandatory training as per age care compliance;

  • A Food Safety Supervisor Certificate – or a willingness to obtain

  • Current QLD Drivers Licence

  • Clear Police check


About Council

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council (PASC) is a dynamic and progressive organisation on the west coast of Cape York about 500 kilometres from the tip of Australia. Best known for its gorgeous beaches, magical sunsets and some of the best fishing in Queensland, it is the home of the Thaayore, Wik, Bakanh and Yir Yoront People, with a total population just under 800 people.

Our newly built interdependent living  complex will provide a safe and social environment to support our elders. Our commercial kitchen supplies and delivers breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday to age care clients within the Pormpuraaw community. Caring for our community is at centre of everything we do. Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council offers flexible careers with a work life balance. in a truly beautiful remote seaside location, in the west coast of Cape York.   

At PASC we pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by embracing collaboration. As the Local Government organisation for the region we work with the local community to ensure residents have a happy, healthy and safe future and are able to lead their cultural and traditional ways.


How to apply

To submit an application, download a copy of our application pack below and forward your application including updated resume and selection criteria to hr@pormpuraaw.qld.gov.au

For further information concerning the role or the proposed recruitment process please contact Council’s People and Culture Leader Simone –  hr@pormpuraaw.qld.gov.au

Closing Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2022 11:30pm AEST