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full time Dietary Aide

at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre - Cheltenham in Toronto

Position: Dietary Aide
Location: Cheltenham
Term: Permanent
Status: Unscheduled Part-Time
Department: Dietary
Reporting to: Director of Dietary Services
Date Posted: March 14, 2014
Competition No.: DIET CHEL 0314

Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Cheltenham is home to 170 residents and currently has an opening for a Permanent Unscheduled Part-Time Dietary Aide.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES (But not limited to):
• Preparing food in accordance with the regular and therapeutic menu, in accordance with the standardized recipes for the home.
• Assisting in serving of meals to residents (by name of resident).
• Preparing quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements as per recipes and production sheets.
• Cleaning and maintaining the fridge/freezer, cleaning and maintaining all equipment after use.
• Cleaning and maintaining work area(s) in a clean and sanitary state.
• Following safe food handling practices.
• Quality control of menu products – for example, tasting samples, labelling and keeping daily samples for testing for 7 days, monitor and discard samples as per policy.
• Assists in catering to special functions when scheduled.
• Takes and records food temperatures, and records the same in the food temperature logs. Follows up with corrective action if temperatures are not within ranges noted on temperature logs.
• Assures all food items are labelled and dated in fridges and freezers, monitors and discards as per policy.
• Supports the cleaning requirements and cleaning routines of the dietary services including, washing potspans, operating dish machine when needed/as schedule, cleaning and sanitizing work areas according the established schedule.
• Assists in orientation of new dietary staff.
• Assists in the home’s quality management/quality improvement program for dietary services.
• Manages the kitchen on weekends and in the absence of Director of Dietary Services for the respective shift.
• Attends in-service education programs and staff meetings.
• Leisureworld is a 24/7 operation, flexibility to work a variety of shifts as required operationally.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Must maintain a current Food Handler’s Certificate.
• Must be familiar with the correct procedure for service and handling of food.
• Must be familiar with safe food handling techniques.
• Ability to operate institutional cooking equipment, for example, dishwasher, conveyor toaster, and meat-slicer.
• Able to follow written and oral instructions.
• Able to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with residents, staff and visitors.
• Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must have effective verbal and written English communication skills.

• Successful completion of a Food Service Worker training program at an established college as listed in the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 or a registered private career college in Ontario.
• Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in Food and Nutrition management or
• Successful completion of a post-secondary degree in Food and Nutrition from an accredited university.
• Must have High School diploma.

***NOTE: If a candidate does not have the required certification upon hire, the candidate must agree to enroll in the Food Handlers Certification Course or exam within 30 days of hire.

• Tuition Assistance
• Continuous growth and 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:
Laura Morrison
Director of Dietary Services
5935 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M2R 1Y8
Fax: (416) 223-4159
Competition No: DIET CHEL 0314

Please quote the competition number DIET CHEL 0314 in the subject line of your fax or email.

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.

  • Consideration may be made as per Leisureworld Policies and Procedures for candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications of the posting, but do meet minimum requirements of the Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Act.**

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.

Deadline to Apply: April 4, 2014


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