Dietary Aide (Casual)

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: 2813
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Services For Seniors
Pay Range: $22.42 - $23.76
Job Type: Relief/ Casual
Work Location: Allendale, Creek Way Village, Post Inn Village
Employee Group: OPSEU LTC
Posting Date: January 17, 2024
Application Deadline: December 31, 2024



Job Summary

This role reports to the Supervisor, Nutrition Services, providing respectful and individualized service at all times. This includes providing a “homelike atmosphere” by getting to know the residents names, diets, consistencies and communicates concerns to the Registered Nurse and Dietitian.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide 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.
  • Perform cleaning, dishwashing and setting up dining room, accountable for microbial tests conducted on servery, dining room equipment or surface areas.
  • Transport food wagons and dish wagons to and from servery.
  • Pick up supplies and products from production, checks quality, rotates stock on hand, and discards outdated products.
  • Train co-workers.
  • Supply for special events or functions as per requisitions.
  • Provide 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.
  • Perform other related 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.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Be team oriented and possess effective communication skills.
  • Possesses an understanding of the Residents’ Bill of Rights and Compliance Standards as set out by the Ministry of Long Term Care.



  • At least one year of related experience in a kitchen and/or servery.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • Flexibility to work outside of core business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • 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.


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.