Education Support – Canteen Assistant

Part Time
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Ballarat High School - DET

Ballarat High School


TIME FRACTION:  Part time, 25 hours/week

SALARY:  As per Victorian Government Schools Award 2016 -Education Support – Level 1

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD:  22 February 2021 – ongoing


APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  11th February 2021



Ballarat High School has a long history and tradition of providing a quality education to the youth of Ballarat. While the school has changed physically over its hundred-year history, what has not changed is the significant contribution it makes to many young lives.


Our learning culture is supported by our Ballarat High School Learning Dispositions and the values of Pride, Respect and Responsibility. As a learning community, we are committed to educating the individual learner and focus on developing a growth mindset within our community. Our tradition of academic excellence combined with a long history of outstanding extracurricular programs and a supportive mentor program ensures the development of the whole student.

As a large school, we have a small team structure in place:

•              Years 7 and 8 learning teams

•              Year 9 ARCH Program

•              Years 10 to 12 learning teams

This structure supports every student in a safe and positive learning environment enabling all students to feel connected to their school. Every student is connected to a Learning Mentor, a teacher who will support them with their learning. We have high expectations of our students and teachers. We believe that high expectations encourage students to be responsible for their own learning and behaviour. We value and encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning. We have a number of parent groups (Boat Club and Performing Arts Support) that make a significant contribution to our school.

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The Canteen Assistant, under the direction of the Canteen Manager works to support the daily operation of the Ballarat High School Canteen.

The Canteen serves a student population of 1500 and a staff of 160 personnel, and operates each day of the school year where students are in attendance.

The Canteen team comprises paid staff and some community volunteers.

The Canteen is owned and operated by the School Council, who have determined that all profits be directed towards their ongoing commitment to improved school facilities.

Ballarat High School is a member of the Australian School Canteen Association.

The position is part time, working 25 hours per week, equally across 5 days. There is no requirement to work during School Vacation times, except a single day immediately preceding the commencement of each school term.

As a member of the Ballarat High School staff, the range of duties may be extended in the future in accordance with the Award.



To prepare and sell food and beverage products for sale to the school community, at a profit, each school day of the year.
To promote and monitor a menu that is nutritious, varied and enjoyed by the school community.
To help ensure the Canteen operates to a high standard and according to all applicable Government and Department of Education and Training regulations and policies. Including;
Go For Your Life and Healthy Eating
Food Safety and Handling
Assist in maintaining a pleasant working environment for all staff and volunteers, ensure high standards of customer service and excellent communications with all external parties.
Assist in providing catering for school functions/activities as required.
Assist with the promotion of the Canteen, its services, volunteer requirements etc.
Utilise computer applications to assist with operational functions when required.
Participate in staff/team meetings as required and follow the professional expectations of staff.
Act as Canteen Manager, when required.
Participate in a process of Annual Review and Professional Learning.


Applicants are requested to present a written response to the key selection criteria below:

1.         Demonstrated ability and experience in preparing nutritious and varied food and beverage items, which also promote healthy choices.

2.         A demonstrated commitment to customer service, including the ability to relate positively to students.

3.         Demonstrated experience in the implementation of Food Safety Programs and standards.

4.         Knowledge of nutrition and health eating, and an understanding of the government guidelines and policies on the operation of school canteens.

5.         Capacity to work co-operatively and effectively with a large range of people.

6.         Hold Food Handling qualifications.WHO MAY APPLY:

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfil the specific requirements of the position.  Current staff at Ballarat High School.


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


The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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.


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


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 online at the Departments Human Resources website at .

This role, its salary and conditions, are specifically determined by Victorian Government Schools Award 2016, in conjunction with Education and Training Reform Act 2006 – Ministerial Order 1039.


Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to Mrs Lesley Thorpe 03 5338 9000.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted via Recruitment Online or forwarded to Mrs Katie Gannon, Personnel Manager marked “Confidential – Canteen Assistant”

A CV including the names of three referees, contact numbers and email addresses should be included in the application.

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