City of Toronto

Toronto

Food Services Worker

ASAP
Competitive
Toronto, Ontario
Work While Studying, Entry Level

On-Going Opportunities Description

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Food Services Worker within our Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division.

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a "Current Part-time employee" in the "Custom Information" section of your on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Receives, checks, records, sorts, stores, issues and retrieves food, cleaning, paper and other supplies to and from proper storage areas
  • Lifts and carries items and maintains storage and work areas
  • Takes temperatures of refrigerators and freezers, reports temperatures that are not in the proper range and calibrates thermometers
  • Checks and documents food for temperature, freshness and correct diet
  • Refers to and utilizes information on residents' diets and food preferences
  • Rotates food according to the first in, first out (FIFO) method and expiry dates and informs supervisor regarding stock
  • Prepares food and beverages by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing, portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging, labelling, etc.
  • Fills steam tables and steams, deep fries and rethermalizes food
  • Loads carts with dishes, utensils, containers and trays necessary for service and delivers to dining and service areas
  • Delivers food supplies and food to dining/serving and preparation areas and/or units
  • Collects and disposes of/or saves leftovers and waste from these areas
  • Serves food according to portion control guidelines
  • Prepares dining areas by setting tables, filling condiment containers and delivering food to tables
  • Assists in the setting up and serving of special functions
  • Clears tables at completion of meals and wheels all dirty dishes and flatware, pots and pans to washing area
  • Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment and appliances such as: meat slicers, mincers, choppers, mixers, ovens, deep fryers, steamers, skillets, etc.
  • Washes, cleans and sanitizes all kitchen counters, tables, bins, refrigerators, freezers, garbage containers, dining room furniture, shelves, walls, carts, trolleys and any equipment used in the preparation of food and in serving areas
  • Maintains and updates supplier contact information (e.g. address, phone number)
  • Selects and mixes all required cleaning solutions according to WHMIS Legislation and Health and Safety Codes and wears PPE where indicated
  • Washes all dishes, flatware, pots and pans using dishwashers and/or sink
  • Checks and documents temperatures, ensuring an appropriate range for these activities
  • Sorts and disposes of garbage according to the recycling program in effect
  • Bags, removes and transports garbage to disposal areas
  • Maintains garbage cans and bins in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Cleans floors by sweeping, wet and dry mopping, or any other appropriate procedure for specific type of floor surface
  • Notifies supervisor of necessary maintenance repairs and any unsafe conditions
  • Follows recipes, directions and guidelines for the preparation of menu items
  • Records shortages, overages, and overages at mealtimes and covers and dates any saved food items
  • Locks doors, windows and/or rooms to ensure area is secure
  • Attends staff and team meetings, committee meetings and in-service training as required
  • Answers telephones and takes messages
  • Occasionally provides assistance in the monitoring of client activities
  • Provides information and works with appropriate staff for the well-being of the residents
  • Participates with team to develop and implement Gentle Care plans

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience preparing and/or serving food in a long-term care or other large-scale institution.
  2. Completion of or enrolment in the Food Services Worker certificate program or completion of or enrolment in Post-Secondary diploma/degree in Food/Nutrition Management or completion of Food and Nutrition degree or cooks/chefs who have a diploma from an established college or have attained the Red Seal Program status; as required by Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Standards and ability to ensure compliance with these standards
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, the Sanitation Code and other relevant legislation
  • Ability to read, write and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and residents
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Ability to operate, lift and move various equipment, supplies and other heavy items
  • Ability to perform various cleaning duties
  • Willingness to work weekends, shifts and holidays as assigned
  • Ability and willingness to provide a service that enhances the dignity and respects the diversity of residents
  • Ability to obtain the Food Handler Program (One Day Course) as required by Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
  • Flexible and adaptable in a crisis situation - may be asked to work off-unit on short notice
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces

Additional Information:

  • Hours of Work can be up to 80 hours bi-weekly, however, Hours of Work will be decided based on operational needs.
  • The Salary/Rate reflects the 2015 rates.

Please note:

  • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79/10).
  • All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at applaccomodation@toronto.ca, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.

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