Student Dietary Aide

Job ID:
J1022-1818
Job Status:
Summer Student
Union:
Non-union
Job Level:
Technical/Professional
Location:
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Principle Work Location:
Riverview Gardens
Eligible for Working Remotely Consideration:
No
Number of Positions:
4
Reports to:
Supervisor, Food Services
Date Posted:
November 3, 2022
Closing Date:
April 30, 2023
Compensation:
$18.140 / Hourly

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has openings for Dietary Aide Students to work at Riverview Gardens Long-Term Care Home for the Winter Break 2022 and Summer 2023. This position will start approximately December 19, 2022 and have the opportunity to return for summer starting May 24, 2023 for a period up to September 15, 2023. This position may have no scheduled hours; may be short notice call in, working weekends and shift work. Hours may be up to 37.5 hours per week.

Job description

The Dietary Aide Student contributes to the well-being of residents by providing regular scheduled nutritional meals and snacks to residents and visitors at Riverview Gardens in a timely fashion, in accordance with Safe Food Handling Practices, Ministry of Health, Public Health Regulations and Sanitation Code and departmental policies and procedures.

Essential responsibilities

  • Demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s core values and competencies
  • Prepare and service meals and snacks to residents, staff and visitors of the Municipal Long Term Care Facilities
  • Operate all equipment in the dietary department
  • Clean and sanitize all food service equipment and wares
  • Use all provided tools and information to ensure every resident receives their prescribed diet and texture of meals and snacks
  • Discuss resident meal service requirements with health care team members
  • Make sure food is hygienically and correctly prepared and attractively presented
  • Set and clean dining areas and ware washing
  • Record on Quality Assurance records, and report unmet criteria to coordinator or supervisor
  • Report resident meal service issues to registered staff supervising dining room meal services
  • Strict adherence to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care guidelines, Fixing Long-Term Care Act 2021, and Regulations for Nutrition and Hydration, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Public Health Regulations and the Sanitation Code
  • Ensure that nursing home and dietary department policies and procedures are followed

Essential qualifications

  • To qualify for this summer student position, students must currently be enrolled in school full-time for the 2022/2023 winter term (normally ending April, May or June) and/or returning to school full-time in the 2023 fall term (normally starting in August or September)
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a food/nutrition or related post-secondary program
  • Food service experience
  • Knowledge of good sanitation and food handling techniques to avoid infection or the spread of contagious illnesses
  • Basic computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (or similar software program)

Certifications, memberships, licenses

  • Current Safe Food Handling certificate from Public Health is required

Work environment/hours of work:

  • This position works mostly indoors
  • This position will work weekday hours, afternoon hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and be on call after hours and on weekends
  • This position is call-in, some scheduling of hours, and may have short notice call-in hours for weekdays, afternoon hours, evening hours, and weekend hours, which may include 4 hour shifts

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Riverview Gardens COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All new employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment unless approved for a medical exemption.

Background check requirements

This position works with vulnerable residents in a position of trust and authority, on a sustained and regular basis, in a largely unsupervised capacity. A Vulnerable Sector Screen is required (Fixing Long-Term Care Act section 252 O. Reg. 246/22) prior to being accepted for employment. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check

As per the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, all staff members shall promptly provide the employer with a signed declaration disclosing new charges, convictions, orders and restraining orders, consistent with Ontario Regulation section 253 O. Reg 246/22 made under the Fixing Long-Term Care with respect to the period since the date the person's last criminal reference check under subsection (2) was conducted.

Essential physical and/or safety requirements

  • Under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, all employees are required to provide evidence of, or submit to, a 2-step TB skin test
  • The employer may request a “Physical Task Analysis”
  • Bending: frequent stooping (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (provides regular scheduled meals and snacks; prepares food and provides meal service to residents; performs cleaning duties as scheduled; sets up tables in the dining rooms with utensils and ware for breakfast, lunch and supper; manual and mechanical ware washing of all dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc.; stocks work areas with required food and non-food items)
  • Walking: frequent walking on level surface, balancing (up to 13.64 kgs or 30 lbs) (delivers/returns food items/non-food items and equipment to work areas using hatch carts, cambro carts, dessert cart, nourishment cart, three tier carts etc.; sets up tables in the dining rooms with utensils and ware for breakfast, lunch and supper; stocks work areas with required food and non-food items)
  • Reaching: frequent reaching forward; constant reaching below shoulder, handling (up to 13.64 kgs or 30 lbs) (provides regular scheduled meals and snacks; prepares food and provides meal service to residents; performs cleaning duties as scheduled; manual and mechanical ware washing of all dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc.; stocks work areas with required food and non-food items)
  • Lifting: frequent lifting floor to waist, waist to shoulder, carrying, transferring, pushing below shoulder, pulling below shoulder (up to 13.64 kgs or 30 lbs) (performs cleaning duties as scheduled; manual and mechanical ware washing of all dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc.; stocks work areas with required food and non-food items)
  • Standing: constant standing inside (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (food preparation, cooking and cleaning routines; long periods of sustained standing)
  • Hands: constant fine finger dexterity (movement), gripping, pinching (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (Prepares food and provides meal service to residents; performs cleaning duties as scheduled; documentation (temperature and cleaning checklists); manual and mechanical ware washing of all dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc.; stocks work areas with required food and non-food items)

Benefits

This summer student position will receive vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with Employment Standards Act.

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The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve.

 Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.