Food Service Worker (8) LH-DA21 - #8991648

Niagara Region

Date: 1 week ago
Salary: $23.46 - $23.94 per hour
Contract type: Part time
Niagara Region


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 475,000, 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

Provides resident-focused food service in the Long Term Care Home, including: preparation of resident meals and snacks; distribution and service of resident meals; receiving, storing and managing the inventory of resident food and food service supplies; daily cleaning and sanitizing of dishes, utensils and equipment used for resident meal preparation, delivery and service; operation of equipment; as well as other related duties as required for compliance and the efficient operation of the home. Works according to all applicable standards, acts and governing bodies.

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, plus completion of a Food Service Worker program, a Food & Nutrition Management diploma or degree, Assistant Cook, Cook, or Institutional Cook certification program, or, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience as permitted by the applicable legislation/Act
  • If currently enrolled in an accepted program (i.e. Food Service Worker, Assistant Cook, Cook, Institutional Cook), completion within the timeframe prescribed by legislation/Act
  • A current Safe Food Handling Certificate as required by legislation/Act
  • Up to 1 month of current related experience, preferably in a long term care geriatric setting
  • Knowledge of kitchen operating procedures, food storage and safekeeping
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, legislation, regulations, guidelines and best practices applicable to the long-term care sector
  • Knowledge of resident/client safety issues and demonstrated capacity to apply resident/client safety practices
  • Ability to work co-operatively with staff and residents
  • Ability to read menus
  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • High standards of cleanliness and organization
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Time management skills in order to meet demanding schedules
  • Competent working with digital/electronic technology; including electronic tablets, computers/laptops, food service-related software (i.e.Tray Card), and Microsoft Office products i.e. Outlook, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Must be able to exercise judgement and initiative
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • In accordance with the Corporate Policy and applicable Legislation/Regulation(s), the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Police Record Check and submit a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check, as well as complete any subsequent declaration or check as required by legislation/Act, regulation, and/or policy
  • Students hired on a seasonal or part-time basis, for Education qualifications may be hired having successfully completed a Food Handler Training certificate program only, as permitted by the Act
  • If currently enrolled in an accepted program (i.e. Food Service Worker, Assistant Cook, Cook, Institutional Cook), completion within the timeframe prescribed by legislation/Act
  • Compliance with any requirements, including immunization and screening measures, of the infection prevention and control program as required by applicable legislation/Act, regulation or policy; some measures are only recommendations (not requirements)
  • Staff are required to be screened for Tuberculosis in accordance with the applicable legislation/Act
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the job
  • Must have a good attendance record
  • Must be able to work shift work, including days, afternoons, evenings and weekends

Shift Information

Currently scheduled 8 hour 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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