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Cleaner/Porter 26105

Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 6 months
Location: Newmarket,Markham / Ontario
Date Posted: December 01, 2020
Date Closing: June 30, 2021
Number Of Positions: 1


$24.22 to $26.33 per hour
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (Long Term Care)

Scheduled Hours

As Required and Varied

Scheduled Shifts


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor, Food Services, is responsible for cleaning and sanitation required within the kitchen, dining areas and serveries; transports meals, food supplies and dietary equipment throughout the facility; assists with on-line ordering and inventory control for food items and supplies for the Dietary Department in accordance to menus and catering needs.

Major Responsibilities

• Responsible for the cleaning, sanitization and contamination control of major pieces of equipment and of the physical Department, in compliance with Department policy and Health and Safety regulations.
• Operates commercial cleaning equipment and cleans all areas of the kitchen including washing furnishings, floors and walls with special cleaning solutions and disinfectants; washes/wipes and sanitizes all heavy pieces of equipment, refrigerators, ranges, range hoods, fans and other stationary and non-stationary equipment.
• Cleans pots and other heavy food serving and preparation equipment including food service carts.
• Transports meals from the main kitchen area to various dining areas or resident rooms.
• Receives food orders; transports food, supplies and equipment from storage area to other dining areas.
• Maintains kitchen areas in appropriate order.
• Assists the Supervisor of Food Service to prepare and regularly update the order guide.
• Rotate stock and supplies in storage and refrigeration units.
• Communicate shortages and back orders with the Team Leader and vendor.
• Assists in on the job “buddy training system” of other employees as assigned.
• Participates in facility C.Q.I. and Occupational Health and Safety programs and on committees, work groups, as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned to meet Branch and Department objectives.
• May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.


• Successful completion of two years of Secondary School and two years previous "hands on" experience as a kitchen worker in the dietary department of a health care facility or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Successful completion of a Food Service Worker certificate.
• Valid Food Handlers Certificate.
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
• Knowledge of job related tools and equipment used in a dietary department or related environment including food preparation equipment and familiarity with food ordering procedures.
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
• Demonstrated basic computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and the ability to receive and respond to emails and for ordering on-line.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work within a diverse community and ability to deal empathetically with residents, family members, etc., to contribute to their well-being.
• Ability to work effectively independently or as a part of a team.

How to Apply

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.