SA Health

Job no: 870948
Work type: Full time
Location: Yorke and Mid North
Categories: Catering and Hospitality

  • Yorke and Northern Local Health Network
  • Location Negotiable within the Region
  • Salary $84,522 – $94,003 p.a. – Ongoing Full Time – ASO5



We have a great opportunity for a Food Services Consultant dedicated to supporting the implementation of high quality menu and catering services across the Yorke & Northern Local Health Network (YNLHN) Acute and Aged Care facilities, while adhering to relevant menu and nutrition standards and a quality food safety program compliant with the FSANZ Food Standards Code, aligning with the strategic goals of the YNLHN.

The Food Services Consultant will liaise and work with relevant specialised staff, i.e. Food Services Dietitian and Speech Pathologist, in providing support, guidance and advice to facility catering staff, with a focus on supporting skill development and the implementation of quality improvement activities.

About You

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Effective leadership skills i.e. communication, project planning, problem solving, change management, time management and negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyse problems, implement effective strategies and evaluate outcomes
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and efficiently
  • Works well without direct supervision and make decisions accordingly based on sound judgement
  • Demonstrates commitment to addressing conflict and bullying/harassment within the workplace protecting the wellbeing of self and others
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people with a range of diverse value systems, cultural differences and special needs

Essential Criteria

Please note: the applicant must be located within the Yorke and Northern Region due to the travel and hands-on requirements of this role.

Applicants will be expected to have experience in:

  • Food preparation on a large scale
  • Texture modification in line with IDDSI Framework
  • Menu planning in a residential setting
  • Service planning, policy development and priority and objective setting
  • Leading and managing a team, including management of budgets, assets and human resources

Qualification Certificate IV Kitchen Management or Certificate III in Commercial Cooking desirable but not essential.

Applicants are encouraged to view the Job Pack below for full details of the essential criteria for this vacancy.


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Important Information

In addition to the annual salary and entitlements (superannuation & leave loading), we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is  For information about the eligibility for the Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref870948.


Linda Carter
Corporate Support Officer
Phone: 8842 6587

Application Closing Date

22 July 2024 – 11.55PM


Download File 870948 Food Services Consultant Job Pack.pdf

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Advertised: 05 Jul 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Jul 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time

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