Position Details
Reference Number 17031
Position Title Food Services Assistant
Employment Type Casual
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

The Food Services Department is currently seeking suitably qualified and experienced FSA's to join our Casual Bank. Successful applicant(s) will be required to work across all Western Health sites (Sunshine, Footscray & Williamstown) and be available to work all shifts across 7 days. The successful applicant(s) will be highly motivated and dedicated to providing a high standard of customer service and be able to work effectively in a team environment with minimal supervision.

Food Services is responsible for the meal delivery across all sites, providing a high standard of Food Quality and customer service to our patients. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Previous experience working in a Health Environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a Food environment
    • Ability to work in a self directed manner and prioritise workload
    • Adopts a customer service approach in dealing with staff, patients and visitors
    • Courteous and professional manner
    • Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively with people
    • Strong personal work ethic, initiative and service orientation 
  • Commitment to food safety, health and safety, infection control.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you eligible to work within Australia?
Essential: Do you have a current Food Handling Certificate (Level 1)
Essential: Are you fully available to work any shifts Monday to Sunday between the hours of 0630am to 8.30pm as required.
Essential: Do you have previous experience working in a busy food services kitchen in a Hospital.
Contact Person Jane Plummer
Contact Number 0466553914
Closing Date 15/07/2018
Position Description FSA Position Description- Nov 2017.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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