Current Vacancies

Support Worker Cook

Position Number 30/22
Location ECTARC Wallaroo Education and Care Service
Status Part Time - 5 hours, 1 day per week (Friday)
Closing Date 08/04/2022
About the Service

ECTARC Wallaroo is a 44-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Shellharbour on the traditional land of the Dharawal peoples.  We are within walking distance of Nazareth Primary School, Shellharbour Library, local shopping centre and Elanora Nursing Home, creating many opportunities for our children to get involved with our local community.  Wallaroo is only minutes away from beautiful Blackbutt Forest and Killalea State Forest, proving lots of opportunities for our children/families and educators to explore and connect with Country.

About the Role

Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services.

ECTARC is proudly a not for profit organisation, that successfully manages education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to early education and care for children is why we are a respected leader in the sector. We live by our vision of enriching the futures for the children, families, students and our communities.

We have a professional experienced leadership team at our head office who support and resource our ECTARC services to strengthen quality learning and education programs. ECTARC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff with ongoing professional development opportunities.

ECTARC is committed to being a child safe organisation. We understand that the safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, we aim to provide environments where all children feel safe and are safe. ECTARC has policies and systems to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

ECTARC Wallaroo is seeking an experienced cook to join our passionate and capable team who are committed to enriching the futures of young children. As the cook in an ECTARC education and care service you would be required to plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks that meet the dietary requirements of children birth to five years.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate of Attainment in Safe Food Handling
  • Certificate of Attainment in Nutrition and Menu Planning
  • Demonstrated ability to cook for large numbers

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Experience working in children’s services

For more information on the role please click on the link to the Job Description – 3.1.9 Job Description Cook

Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries in accordance with the relevant award and the policies and procedures of ECTARC.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre employment screening and probity checks.

ECTARC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply for t his position.

If you have any questions in regards to this position please call ECTARC on (02) 4223 1100 or email

If you would like to be considered for this position please click on the Apply Online button below