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Support Worker Cook

Position Number 06/23 (Re-advertised)
Location ECTARC Sanctuary Point Education and Care Service
Status Part Time - 25 hours per week (5 hours per day) 8.30am - 1.30pm
Closing Date 13/03/2023
About the Service

ECTARC Sanctuary Point is a 40-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Sanctuary Point on the shores of St. Georges Basin. We are only a short drive from Jervis Bay and the coastal villages of Huskisson and Vincentia and are ideally located within walking distance of many local facilities such as shops, library, a bike park and Sanctuary Point Public School. 

We provide quality education and care for many families located in our surrounding towns and we have a strong commitment to providing a smooth transition to primary school, ensuring a continuity of learning for each child.  We are always warm, friendly and welcoming and boast a strong connection within our community, seen in the beautiful relationships we build with our families.  We value each family’s uniqueness and enjoy spending time with them to get to know them to help us provide an environment that is happy, secure and meaningful.

Learning environments are purposely designed to support quality teaching and learning experiences that foster each child’s development. ECTARC Sanctuary Point has an extensive outdoor environment which has been recently upgraded and includes a dry creek bed, terraced gardens for exploring nature and plenty open space for running, ball games and riding bikes. Within the outdoor environment there is a dedicated play space for the younger children birth to five years.

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 Sanctuary Point 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:

  • An interest in providing nutritional meals for young children
  • Ability to cook for large numbers
  • Working collaboratively with children, families, and staff
  • Good communication and time management skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • Certificate of Attainment in Safe Food Handling or willing to undertake
  • Certificate of Attainment in Nutrition and Menu Planning or willing to undertake
  • ECTARC employees are vaccinated for COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged to obtain an available booster dose as they become available

Training will be provided for the right applicant and paid for by ECTARC.

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