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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. 

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 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.

 At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your work.  

 

Posting ID: 173
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Services for Seniors
Pay Range: $24.14 - $25.54
Job Type: Relief/ Casual

Hours of Work: Relief/ Casual hours per week
Work Location:
Allendale, Creek Way Village, Post Inn Village
Employee Group: OPSEU LTC
Posting Date: January 1, 2022
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Completes food purchasing for the production kitchen with emphasis on budget, food quality, safety and waste.
  • Prepares and handles food according to standardized recipes, ensuring food quality, safety and quantity.
  • Safely and efficiently chills cooked chilled product so that production is completed in a timely manner. 
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment to ensure fellow employees, residents and outside clients stay healthy and injury free.
  • Checks ingredient quality throughout the receiving and the production of food.
  • Follows best practices for receiving goods, food storage and food safety.
  • Documents all information required to assess food temperature chill time and food quality.
  • Ensures that all products are labeled with appropriate expiry date.
  • Prioritizes and co-ordinates duties with other team members to ensure that all product is produced and chilled as per chill schedule.
  • Reports to the team and Supervisor any quality issues or perceived quality issues in a timely manner, ensure resolution and appropriate follow-up.
  • Completes inventory. Keeps stock to a minimum and implements stock rotation.
  • Organizes deliveries and follows through with product issues that arise with suppliers.
  • Weighs up standardized recipe items.
  • Participates with the team in development of new recipes and products.
  • Demonstrates respect for clients and fellow employees in all matters.
  • Promotes teamwork by providing input to the decision-making process governing day-to-day operations, thus preventing delays in providing quality service and products to Villages of Halton residents and off-site clients.
  • Acts in the role of lead hand during Supervisor’s absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
     

Skills & Qualifications

Essential

  • The successful candidate must have Chef training or culinary management diploma or certificate granted by a recognized college and a certificate of qualification as Cook or a post-secondary diploma in food and nutrition management or a post-secondary Degree in Food and Nutrition is required with current Food Handler Certification.
  • In addition, a minimum of two years’ experience is required in quantity food preparation.  
  • Must have the ability to operate quantity food production equipment, organize and maintain all food production records and procedures.
  • Strong teamwork, organizational, and customer service skills are required.  
  • Must have an understanding of the Residents’ Bill of Rights and Compliance Standards as set out by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
  • Must have the ability to maintain all food production and purchasing records and demonstrated ability to use MS Office software applications.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of cook chill food production and experience working with nutritional management software and CBORD Food Service Suite software are assets

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions 

  • The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening by the first day of employment. You will also be required to provide a current two-step tuberculosis test (obtained within the past six (6) months) by the first day of employment.
  • 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 

  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.
     

 

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.