Food Services Assistant

Tasmanian Government - Launceston TAS
$50,529 - $52,636 a yearPermanent +28 hour shift +1
Food Services Assistant (503449) (Multiple positions)

Department of Health
Hospitals North / North West
Launceston General Hospital

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 16 October, 2022 11:55 PM Position details Applications close: Sunday 16 October, 2022 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award/General Stream, Health Services Officers, Level 2

Salary: $50,529 to $52,636 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Part Time
Region: North
Location: LGH Charles Street, Launceston

The Role:

  • Provide a high standard of meal service to hospital patients and patrons of the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) Cafeteria.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Team:

  • Working in the Patient Meal Distribution Area work as a team to provide high quality meal and beverage service to Launceston General Hospital patients
  • Accurately prepare patient meal trays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner by placing on premade items and dishing-up meals, soups, and desserts etc.
  • Observe dietary restrictions including food allergies and intolerances
  • Match the correct meal with the correct patient by reading menu slips, signage above the patients bad and printed reports
  • Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea along with hot beverages to patients in their wards
  • Complete wash-up of trays, crockery, and utensils
  • Conduct cleaning tasks associated with food preparation and service areas including the mopping of floors, cleaning dishwashers, fridges, shelving, and benches
  • The Food Service Department operates 365 days per year, shifts are 4-8 hours in duration between the hours of 6:30am and 7:45pm
  • Prior customer service and/or food handling experience or knowledge desirable

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, shift work positions working 56 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible
  • notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant
  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $50,529 - $52,636 pro rata, per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

  • Salary range is in accordance with Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  • Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • crimes of violence
    • sex related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty
  • Identification check
  • Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

You will be prompted to complete an application form detailing your experience, skills and knowledge through the addressing of the selection criteria from the Statement of Duties attached above.

Please Note:

  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For More Information

Steven Yearsley

Position: Training Officer - Food Services
Phone: (03) 6777 6530
E-mail: [email protected]

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