Dietary Aide

Job ID:
J1221-1072
Job Status:
Casual Call-In
Union:
UNIFOR - RVG
Job Level:
Technical/Professional
Location:
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Principle Work Location:
Riverview Gardens
Eligible for Working Remotely Consideration:
No
Number of Positions:
10
Reports to:
Supervisor, Food Services
Date Posted:
July 1, 2022
Closing Date:
September 30, 2022
Compensation:
$18.140 - $24.520 /

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is currently accepting applications for future permanent casual call-in Dietary Aides for Riverview Gardens Long Term Care facility with the Seniors Services division.

This position will include testing as a part of the recruitment process.

About the external job registry

Resumes will be kept on file until September 30, 2022. You are encouraged to re-apply each time a new registry is made available to be considered for future openings.

Job description

The Dietary Aide 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 meals 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 MOH LTC ACT and Regulations for Nutrition and Hydration, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Public Health Regulations and the Sanitation Code is required
  • Ensure that nursing home and dietary department policies and procedures are followed

Essential qualifications

  • Secondary School Diploma or equivalent education (e.g. GED certificate)
  • Dietary Aides must have:
    • Successfully completed a Food Services Worker (FSW) training program at an established college or registered private career college in Ontario (LTCHA, 2007 78 (1))
    • OR be currently enrolled in a Food Services Worker (FSW) training program at an established college or registered private career college in Ontario (LTCHA, 2007 78 (1))
    • For applicants currently enrolled in the FSW course, they must successfully complete the program within three (3) years from the first day of employment
  • Must be knowledgeable with respect to the nutritional/dietary needs of geriatric residents
  • Knowledge of good sanitation and food handling techniques to avoid infection or the spread of contagious illnesses
  • Previous experience providing training to new staff
  • Basic computer skills

Other qualifications

  • Previous experience working as a Dietary Aide or Cook in a Long Term Care setting an asset
  • Previous experience working as a Food Service Worker/Dietary Aide/or equivalent in a non-Long Term Care setting an asset
  • Experience belonging in a work committee (i.e. health & safety, education, wellness, etc.) an asset

Certifications, memberships, licenses

  • Completion of the Food Safety Training Program Certificate
  • Food Safety Certificate-Public Health

Work environment/hours of work

  • This position works mostly indoors
  • There are no guaranteed hours for this position
  • This position works weekday hours, afternoon hours, weekend hours, and on call after hours and on weekends (including statutory weekends)
  • Must be able to accept, on short notice, call-in hours for day and afternoon shifts (both weekday and weekend), which may include four (4) hour shifts and statutory holidays

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 (Long-Term Care Homes Act section 215 O. Reg. 79/10) prior to being accepted for employment. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check.

As per the Long-Term Care Homes 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 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 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

  • Annual Flu immunization is required
  • 2 step TB skin test to be completed within two weeks of starting position
  • 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 (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 position will receive 15% in lieu of benefits following the successful completion of a probationary period and 4% vacation pay.

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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.