Food Technician - Healthy Food Program - The Pavilion School (Ed Support Level 1-range 2)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 5/24/2019

Location Profile

The Pavilion School is a Victorian state secondary school for students who have disengaged from or been excluded by schools or education providers. It is a safe and supportive school where students are provided with flexible and individualised learning plans and personal support from a multidisciplinary wellbeing team. At the Pavilion, students work in small groups and participate in an academic program that adheres to standards set by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Characterised by a calm and therapeutic environment and approach, The Pavilion School aims to provide a positive educational experience for all its students.

Teaching staff at the Pavilion develop individualised curriculum for each student and assess work according to VELS, VCE and VCAL learning outcomes. Pavilion staff have a proven ability to work with at-risk youth and experience in dealing with students with a complex range of personal issues. It is essential that Pavilion staff members are willing to follow a shared theoretical approach, along with its practical application, so that the successful implementation of the Pavilion model can be maintained and enhanced.

The Pavilion School comprises of two campuses of Charles La Trobe College. Pavilion staff members are employed by Charles La Trobe College and all students are enrolled there. The Mill Park campus of the Pavilion is situated at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Mill Park, within the Whittlesea Youth Services building.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated the implementation of/ or a strategy for how to implement a program such as the healthy food program.
  2. Demonstrated a high level of organisational skills.
  3. Demonstrated an ability to work autonomously.
  4. Pavilion students often present with social and emotional difficulties. Describe some strategies you would use to work alongside young people who present with these challenges.


This role will be based at the Preston Campus. The Preston campus students often present to school hungry and require healthy food and snacks to assist their learning. The food preparation worker will prepare simple, healthy food and snacks for students at the Preston Pavilion campus. This worker will be responsible for developing and implementing a healthy eating program for all students attending classes at the Pavilion (approx. 70 students per day).


  • Development of healthy and balanced breakfast, lunch and snacks menu for Pavilion students.
  • Ordering food
  • Preparing food
  • Delivering food to classes and re-stocking of essential food items in student area.
  • General upkeep of the kitchen space and student Hub.
  • Other duties as directed by the Pavilion Coordinator

Who May Apply

Applicants will have experience working with children and young people in school or a similar setting and a willingness to work in a team and follow a shared philosophical approach and will

have a Responsible Serving of Food Certificate (RSA).

EEO AND OHS Commitment

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.

Child Safe Standards

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

DET Values

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

Conditions of Employment

  • 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 on the Department's Human Resources website at

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