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Food Service Worker 26113

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


$23.16 to $25.17 per hour
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (Long Term Care)

Scheduled Hours

As Required and Varied

Scheduled Shifts


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Production and Support Services, is responsible for assisting in all aspects of food preparation, service, delivery, collection and clean-up in accordance with Ministry of Health Long Term Care (LTC) Standards, Health Protection & Promotions Act, The Occupational Health & Safety Act and Departmental Policy.

Major Responsibilities

• Assists in the preparation of large quantities of food to meet the production requirements of the facility, its related functions and outreach programs.
• Sets tables in dining area for resident’s meals.
• Delivers trays to serving areas for the service of meals.
• Portions and serves food to residents in dining rooms.
• Collects all soiled dishes, utensils and trays and returns to clean-up area.
• Operates commercial cleaning equipment; transports food/material/supplies to food service areas by hand or hand truck.
• Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate, from the residents.
• Ensures that services provided meet Regional customer service standards.
• Assists in on the job “buddy training system” of other employees, as assigned.
• 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 or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must hold a Food Service Worker Certificate or be enrolled in a Food Service Worker training program offered by an established College and able to obtain the Certificate within three years of appointment.
• Completion of an approved Food Safety Course.
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
• Minimum one (1) year's experience in the dietary department of a health care facility.
• Knowledge of the Health Protection & Promotions Act, the Canadian Food Sanitation Code and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care standards related to food and nutrition services.
• Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.

How to Apply

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