Ingredient Control Assistant

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 


We are proud to operate three non-profit long-term care homes where our employees make a meaningful contribution on the lives of the residents by providing quality care in a family-like atmosphere. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service-focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also recognized as a Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight organization.


You make a positive difference in people’s lives because you provide high quality customer centered services.  You operate within a highly ethical environment and will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to your customers, creatively meeting needs and always being respectful to those you serve.  As a result, you will be part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for caring, excellence, integrity, inclusiveness and flexibility.


Posting ID: 2044
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Services for Seniors
Pay Range: $20.21 - $21.42
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 21 hours per week
Work Location: Allendale Long Term Care Facility - 185 Ontario Street, Milton
Employee Group: OPSEU LTC
Posting Date: August 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Posted until filled



Job Summary

This role reports to the Supervisor, Nutrition Services, providing input towards the day-to-day operations. This includes providing quality service and products to residents, completing stock rotation, maintaining awareness of food quality and safety as well as preparing and handing food.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review all incoming food to the receiving kitchen (dry, refrigerated and frozen) for order completeness and damage.
  • Complete stock rotation, thus keeping stock to a minimum.
  • Maintain cost awareness in receiving, preparation and storage with an emphasis on food quality and safety while minimizing waste. 
  • Report to the Team and Supervisor any perceived quality or other issues in a timely manner.
  • Plan and organizes each workday based on the needs of the operation based on production sheets, reviews production sheets one week ahead.  
  • Assemble and distribute goods for the residents of the facility.
  • Prepare and handle food following food safety practices.
  • Clean and sanitize storage areas, food processing area and equipment.
  • Promote team work by providing input to the decision making process governing day to day operations to prevent delays in providing quality service and products to residents.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Successfully completed or are enrolled in a Food Service Worker training program at an established college or registered private career college in Ontario.
  • Possess a valid and current Food Hander Certificate.
  • Be team oriented, possess effective communication skills and have a genuine desire to work with the elderly.
  • Have an understanding of the Residents’ Bill of Rights and Compliance Standards as set out by the Ministry Long Term Care.



  • One year of related experience in quality food preparation and knowledge of ingredient and food inventory.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions 

  • Flexibility to work outside of core business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays is required.
  • The incumbent must be able to perform all the necessary physical tasks associated with the position including lifting approximately 50 lbs., pushing, pulling, and moving heavy materials, equipment and boxes.


Employment Conditions 

  • Current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen
  • Current two-step tuberculosis test (obtained within the past six (6) months) by your first day of employment.

Important information about your application:

  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.


Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.