Job Summary :
The cook / dietary aide is responsible for the preparation and service of well-balanced meals to residents of our Retirement Home, following established menus while considering therapeutic diets and resident’s preference in consultation with the supervisor, and clean-
up following meal service. Responsibilities will be performed in accordance with food handling and safety standards, Canada’s Food Guide, and within the framework of Carefor policies, procedures, and standards.
Primary Responsibilities include :
Monitor the operation of all kitchen equipment
Provides information to supervisor to enable effective meal planning
Monitoring and recording equipment readings i.e. temperature of fridges
Preparing and cooking food according to sanitation and standardized guidelines pertaining to food preparation
Receiving and checking accuracy of food and supply orders and reporting concerning to supervisor or designate
Providing direction to other members of the dietary staff
Maintaining a clean, safe environment
Setting up equipment and supplies for food preparation
Prepares meals, dessert, and / or snacks following standardized approved recipes, being careful to minimize waste and leftovers, and cook food according to sanitation and standardized guidelines pertaining to food preparation
Cleanup of kitchen area
Makes observations of resident behaviour and intervenes according to job expectation e.g. nutritional intake, disruptive behaviour in dining room, attendance for meals, general concerns affecting operations of the dietary department
Assists residents, if needed, to cut food or pour beverages
Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
Performs other duties / tasks as assigned by manager
Key Qualifications & Experience include :
Cook Certification from approved College, or an acceptable combination of education and experience may also be considered
Food Handling and Safety certificate, required
Experience with cooking meals for large groups, food prep, serving food, using kitchen equipment, customer service, working with seniors, working in a similar setting
Experience providing leadership to kitchen staff
Experience with or knowledge of creating menus
Ability and available to fulfill the shift rotation designed for position (early morning, late evening, and weekends)
Experience working in nursing home or similar environment would be considered an asset
Ability to understand oral and written directions
Ability to calculate recipe quantities
Ability to handle the temperatures of working in a kitchen environment
Interested in supporting seriors and adults with mental illnesses
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety as relates to job
Candidates must demonstrate the following characteristics : Effective Communication, Accountability, Client / Customer Focus, Teamwork, Quality Improvement, Adaptability to Change, and Caring / Respect, Health & Safety Minded.
General Work Information :
This position will belong to a union
No guarantee of hours
Must be available to pick up a combination of day, evening, night & weekend shifts
Carefor is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities.
The successful candidate will be prepared to commence employment as soon as possible. Preference will be given to members of the bargaining unit.
Eligible candidates should submit a resume to : Human Resources Advisor : 425 Cecelia Street, Pembroke, ON K8A 1S7 , by fax at (613) 732-
2415 , or by e-mail to htatton carefor.ca.
Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you have special needs and require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Advisor at that time.