Cook (24) LH CK02 - #8991630

Niagara Region


Date: 1 week ago
Salary: $24.98 - $25.46 per hour
Contract type: Part time
Niagara Region

Division


Long Term Care Homes

Important Notices & Amendments


As an employer of choice, Niagara Region offers competitive salaries and benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, a corporate wellness centre, access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), mentorship and training programs, employee recognition programs, and more. In addition, the Region recognizes the value of having flexible work arrangements to support better work-life balance for our employees

About Us


Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


Please note that the Niagara Region requires that all newly hired employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired and provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption on a form issued from and approved by Niagara Region.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY


Prepares, cooks and portions food in compliance with therapeutic diet needs and restrictions. With the aid of recipes and menus, performs general and specialized cooking at the Senior Citizens Homes, maintaining high standards of quality production that meets the nutritional needs of the residents under the direction of the Food Services Manager. Maintain health standards as set out by relevant legislation.


QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Graduation from Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Must have Cook Level 1 papers or have Chef Training or Culinary Management Diploma or Certificate.
  • A current Safe Food Handling Certificate from Public Health.


KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 1 month of current direct institutional cooking experience.
  • Good knowledge of kitchen operating procedures, food storage and safekeeping.
  • Ability to read menus and apply mathematical fractions and decimals to adjust recipes and cooking times. Should have knowledge of safety and fire regulation awareness.
  • Must have a clear understanding of Canada's food guide.
  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and communicate in English.


SKILLS

  • Ability to work co-operatively with staff and residents.
  • High food standards with an interest to upgrade.
  • Good standards of cleanliness and order.
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Well organized and have acceptable pace to meet time schedules.
  • Must be able to exercise judgement and initiative.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position.
  • Must have a good attendance record.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.

Shift Information


Currently scheduled 24 hours all shifts, may be required to work days, evenings and nights including weekends. Must be willing and able to work up to 24 hours per week and declare availability of 32 hours per week

Closing Statement


Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


If you require an accommodation for the application process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the alternate formats for contacting us are as follows:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 905-980-6000 or 1-800-263-7215
  • Bell Relay: 1-800-855-0511
  • In-person: Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON L2V 4T7 – Human Resources Department

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