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at Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation in Toronto

Position: Director of Dietary Services
Location: Cheltenham
Term: Permanent
Status: Full-Time
Department: Food Services
Reporting to: Executive Director
Date Posted: June 23, 2014
Application Deadline: July 14, 2014
Competition No.: DDS CHEL 0614

Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Cheltenham is home to 170 residents and currently has an opening for a Permanent Full-Time Director of Dietary Services.

The Director of Dietary Services is a key member of the multidisciplinary team and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the Dietary Department and Food Services for the Home. The successful incumbent will ensure the co-ordination and implementation of activities to respond to the nutritional care needs of the residents in the home. The requirements of the position include proper budgetary management skills, provision of food and supplies, excellent food preparation and meal service for the residents, and a clean safe environment for all staff of the Dietary Department.

As a valued member of the team, the Director of Dietary Services demonstrates a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care in accordance with organization’s vision and mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES (But not limited to):
• Consults with the Registered Dietitian as necessary on Operational/Clinical issues.
• Supervise all production including food and non-food purchases, receiving, inventory control and implementation and follow up of Production sheets in the department.
• Ensures compliance with all Provincial and Long Term care Legislation e.g. Occupational health and Safety Committee, Ontario Labour Act, Union agreements, Human Rights Code, Public Health and other legislation pertinent to the operation of the Dietary department.
• Ensure compliance with Leisureworld Corporate policy and procedures.
• Ensure that the Corporate menu package is being followed.
• Ensure invoices are signed off and sent to Head Office according to set policies.
• Works with the Administrator in budget development and maintains the approved budget.
• Supervises all aspects of food production and service of all meals and nourishment’s.
• Conducts a daily inspection of the kitchen and serveries to identify and resolve problem issues.
• Conducts regular meal service rounds for all dining areas in the home.
• Ensures maintenance of all temperature sheets for all meals, refrigerators, freezer and dish machine temperature records.
• Co-ordinates, plans and implements all catering requests and submits catering cost reports to the Administrator.
• Participates in facility specific committees as directed by the Administrator.
• Chairs the Food Committee within the facility.
• Ensures residents are part of the menu planning process for the facility, testing food samples at the food committee meetings, approving the menu for the individual home.
• Ensures the development and adherence by staff to all cleaning schedules for the department.
• Understands basic HACCP principles to ensure food and equipment safety.
• Plans in conjunction with Activation, special holiday menus for residents, families and staff.
• Leisureworld is a 24/7 operation, flexibility to work a variety of shifts as required operationally.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Member of or eligible for membership in the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management.
• Must be a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management.
• Minimum of two years’ experience in the long-term care home sector is an asset (preferred experience).
• Experience in large-scale budget and financial management as it relates to the operation of the Dietary Department.
• Experience in the operation of a large quantity kitchen.
• Experience using Synergy Program an asset.
• Working knowledge and understanding of the dietary and nutritional care needs of the elderly, including special diets and textures.
• Knowledge of applicable legislation and good understanding of Ministry standards as set out in the “Long-Term Care Facility Program Manual”.
• Knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition and menu planning.
• Sound knowledge of the requirements of Canada’s Food Guide and the techniques of large-scale purchase and preparation of food.
• Basic knowledge of Public Health regulations for all aspects of the department.
• Demonstrated ability to supervise, direct and lead staff – team player.
• Good knowledge of computer applications.
• Able to communicate effectively with the population group of the home.
• Good communication, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Willingness and ability to work in a team atmosphere.
• Must have effective verbal and written English communication skills.

• Graduate of a recognized Food Service Supervisor’s diploma course.
• A degree in dietetics, food service administration and management is an asset.

• Progressive growth opportunities for new grads
• Tuition Assistance Reimbursement
• Opportunities to learn innovative clinical skills
• Continuous growth and education development
• Self-fulfillment through meaningful relationships with clients
• Employee Recognition and Discount Programs
• Employee Referral Bonus
• A dynamic and supportive working environment

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly to:
Heather Colyer
Executive Director
5935 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M2R 1Y8
Fax: (416) 223-4159

Please quote the competition number DDS CHEL 06 14 in the subject line of your fax or email and include your salary expectations.

Please note that if hired, your employment with Leisureworld will be contingent on receipt of a police and vulnerable sector screening free of criminal activities and satisfactory to Leisureworld’s Police Records Check and Vulnerable Screening policy.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, wherever appropriate, support will be provided in the recruitment process and accommodations for disabilities will be provided on request.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Resumes are shared amongst all Leisureworld Homes.


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