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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a reputable not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Food Programs Support Worker


Mayfield, NSW

  • Provide operational and administrative support to our Food Programs.
  • Assist with providing services to some of the most vulnerable in our community.
  • Receive an attractive salary plus Salary Packaging (up to $15,899 per annum).

About Us

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs. All staff are required to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church.

CatholicCare’s Food Programs provide support to people experiencing homelessness, food insecurity and social isolation. The Community Kitchens provide an opportunity for the community to gather to enjoy a meal and non-judgmental conversation. Our programs are supported by our incredible volunteers.

The Opportunity

CatholicCare is seeking a Food Programs Support Worker to work closely with the Food Programs Coordinator and be responsible for a range of operational and administrative tasks that include:

  • maintaining of the volunteer database;
  • ordering food supplies for the kitchens:
  • arranging food donation distribution between the kitchens;
  • processing invoices;
  • organising delivery rosters;
  • and responding to program enquiries.

The position is being offered on a permanent part-time basis working 1 day per week 7.5hrs per day. The nominated day of work is negotiable.

Additional Benefits include:

  • attractive salary with salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • ongoing training and development opportunities;
  • paid Parental Leave;
  • a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • discounted gym membership;
  • and more.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position you must individually address each of the Essential Criteria below.

Essential Criteria:
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Office Administration and/or relevant experience working in a similar position.
  • Tertiary qualification in Food Safety or a willingness to obtain?
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation and active engagement in organisational events.
  • Demonstrated ability in accurate and proficient performance of a wide range of administrative tasks including maintaining databases and processing of invoices.
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office Applications and Data Systems.
  • Ability to Interact with a wide range of people including volunteers and vulnerable people.
  • Understanding of kitchen operations and safe food handling practices.
  • Ability to accept direction and work as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • NSW Drivers licence (Provisional 2 or higher).
  • A current Working With Children Check for paid employment or willingness to obtain.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Ability to tow and reverse a trailer.

For more information about the role please click on the link either above or below this ad to see a copy of the position description or you can contact the Food Programs Coordinator, Baden Ellis on 0448 876 560.

To Apply

To be considered for the position please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing each of the essential selection criteria.

*Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

Additional Information

The Rosewood Centre is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Positions identified as child related employment at The Rosewood Centre must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian.

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening including the completion of a National Police Check, where applicable the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Covid19 Vaccination

The safety and welfare of our staff, volunteers and community in which we work is paramount for CatholicCare.  We recognise that being fully vaccinated is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and the community against COVID-19. In keeping with our purpose of a stronger, fairer, and kinder society for our community, all employees of CatholicCare must have received at least two doses of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. CatholicCare is committed to meeting our obligations under our funding agreements and public health orders and appreciate your understanding of our approach to protecting all staff, volunteers and the vulnerable within our community.  

Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday, 27 January 2022.

For further information please contact the Food Programs Coordinator, Baden Ellis on 0448 876 560.