Food Service Aid at Western Cape Department of Health

Service benefits:
13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing, and medical aid allowance.

Minimum requirement:
Basic reading, writing and numerical skills.

Appropriate Large Scale Hospital Catering experience.
Appropriate experience of therapeutic diets, food groups, preparation and cooking methods, and quality and portion control of food according to standardised recipes.

Inherent requirements of the job:
Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of Western Cape.
Incumbent must be prepared to work shifts and overtime which include weekends and public holidays.
Incumbent must be healthy and strong enough to lift heavy objects and be on their feet the entire day.
Ability to do work of physical natures.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Knowledge of production for normal and therapeutic diets in an Industrial Foodservice Unit on a large scale.
Knowledge of hygiene, occupational health, HACCP and safety principles.
Ability to maintain good interpersonal skills.
Proof of attendance of a Kitchen Hygiene, Kitchen Cleaner or an Assistant Chefs, will be an added advantage.
Ability to function within a team and work under pressure.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Preparation and production of all normal and therapeutic diets in accordance with the WCG Food Service Policy.
Follow standardised WCG Receipts and Menus.
Weighing, dishing and distribution of food to various wards.
Clean and maintain the kitchen area and equipment as well adhere to health and safety regulations.
Dress according to Departmental specifications and adhere to Hospital / WCG Policy.
Follow and adhere to Health and Safety prescripts.
Follow and adhere to elementary control measures and standard operational procedures.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Short-listed candidates may be subjected to a practical test.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.


As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.


The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. (Paarl Post 21/9/2023, PSVC 33/2023)

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Closing Date : 6th October 2023


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