Dietary Aide

At the Region of Halton, 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. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations 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: 170
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Services for Seniors
Pay Range: $22.42–$23.76
Job Type: Relief/ Casual 
Hours of Work: Relief/ Casual
Work Location: Allendale, Creek Way Village, Post Inn Village
Employee Group: OPSEU LTC
Posting Date: January 18, 2022
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022



Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides respectful, courteous, pleasant and individualized service at all times, provides “homelike atmosphere” by getting to know the residents names, diets, consistencies, likes/dislikes, observes eating patterns, communicates concerns to Registered Nurse and Dietitian, Supervisor.
  • Re-thermalizing menu items. 
  • Responsible for the finished quality of all products.
  • Responsible and accountable to all aspects of food safety, departmental procedures regarding sanitation and food preparation.
  • Performs cleaning, dishwashing and setting up dining room, accountable for microbial tests conducted on servery, dining room equipment or surface areas.
  • Transports food wagons and dish wagons to and from servery. Picks up supplies and products from production, checks quality, rotates stock on hand, and discards outdated products.
  • Trains co-workers.
  • Supplies special events or functions as per requisitions.
  • Provides required documentation for all audits, food usage sheets, and ensures that any relevant information regarding the residents or the servery operation is passed on in writing via the communication book to the appropriate person.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Completed or are enrolled in a Food Service Worker training program at an established college or registered private career college in Ontario
  • One year of related experience in a kitchen and/or servery
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be team oriented, possess effective communication skills and have a genuine desire to work with the elderly
  • 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

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • Flexibility to work outside of core business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays is required.
  • Must be able to perform all the necessary physical tasks associated with the position including lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 lbs.


Employment Conditions

  • Current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening by the first day of employment
  • Current two-step tuberculosis test (obtained within the past six (6) months) by the first day of employment
  • 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. Fully vaccinated is defined as having received the completed series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the WHO and having received the final dose at least 14 days before your employment start date. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. Acceptable proof is a Ministry of Health Dose Administration Receipt (or such other proof of vaccination that the Province of Ontario sanctions). This can be obtained through the Provincial portal



Important information about your application:

  • If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.
  • If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
  • 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.