Kitchen Hand

Job No: BHC92
Location: Kiama

About Kiama:

Kiama Municipality boasts lush rolling hills, unspoilt beaches, ancient rainforests, welcoming towns and villages and of course our two famous blowholes.  Home to almost 23,000 people from Minnamurra in the north to the white sands of Gerroa to the south.

  • Great coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy work life balance

About Blue Haven:

Blue Haven is owned and operated by Kiama Municipal Council. We offer a true continuum of aged care services and a wide range of disability services for people in the Illawarra region. We provide residential aged care, in-home support, disability support and coordination, community transport and independent living.

Blue Haven require passionate, qualified, and experienced professionals to join our organisation to support our aged care clients and residents. Blue Haven Bonaira services over 1,200 clients across Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living, Home Care Packages, Commonwealth Home Support Program and Community Transport across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

If you wish to learn more about our organisation, please visit our website at

The role:

Blue Haven are seeking an experienced kitchen hand to assist with food preparation, cooking and providing quality customer service to residents in both the kitchen and Barroul House Café which is located at Blue Haven. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Previous experience working in a commercial kitchen, food services industry or aged care environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with residents and colleagues
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Experience and knowledge of infection control in aged care

About you:

You will be well presented, reliable, flexible and a self-motivated team player committed to providing a high quality of service.

We offer:

  • Casual position working up to 38 hours per week
  • Hourly rate of $31.52 (inclusive of 10% casual loading)
  • Plus 11% superannuation and applicable penalty rates

For further information about this position, click here for a copy of the position description.

Contact: Joanne Brisbane, Hospitality Supervisor on 0499 649 304.

Closing Date: Sunday 24 March 2024, 11:30pm

We are committed to the health and safety of all our employees and residents. Applicants must ensure that they meet current Federal and NSW Public Health guidelines relating to vaccinations for Residential Aged Care Facilities. Successful applicants are required to provide proof of vaccination.

Applicants please note: Council has resolved to undertake the sale of Blue Haven. The sale will involve transfer of the business and employees under the Fair Work Australia transfer of business requirements and we anticipate that the sale will occur between late 2023 to early 2024.

For more information on how to apply, view our Information for Applicants Guide.

All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. Please ensure you check your "Junk Mail" folder. 

We pride ourselves on being One Council | One Team with our values

Respect | Integrity | Innovation | Teamwork | Excellence | Love and Care

underpinning everything we do.

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