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Food Program Assistant

Community Support Frankston
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Assist with the collection of donated perishable and non-perishable food items  Provide support with the sorting and safe packaging of perishable foods (such as fruit, vegetables and bread items)  Provide support with the sorting and safe storing of non-perishable foods (such as tinned and dry goods)  Abide by safe food handling policies and procedures when involved with the manual handling of food items  Assist with the dating and alternative packaging of food items (such as eggs)  Consult with the Operations Team and Manager when in doubt of any task  Maintain an enthusiastic, cooperative and friendly approach when working with agency staff, volunteers and any members of the public  Assist with appropriate disposal of perishable food waste  Be prepared to undertake a safe food handling course  Assist with pricing items (rough estimates) for CSFs internal record keeping of in-kind food donations  Be aware of and adhere to all of CSFs policies and procedures  Abide by CSFs Code of Conduct, represent CSF in a professional manner when dealing with food suppliers and other stakeholders

PERSONAL QUALITIES  Have a non-judgemental attitude  Willingness to develop and expand new skill sets  Work within a team environment  Possess a friendly and courteous manner  Be accepting of other people’s values and lifestyles  Be able to relate to people from various walks of life  Possess good communication skills  Able to take direction from Staff

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE  Previous experience in working as part of a team  Able to manage a number of different tasks at one time  Previous experience working with food and a safe food handling qualification is desirable but not mandatory  Holding a current Victorian drivers licence with motor vehicle insurance

ACCOUNTBILITY  Work in conjunction with and report to the Operations Team and other food program volunteers who will be available to clarify day to day questions or details as they arise.