After-School Program - Nutrition Staff - Toronto Foundation for Student Success

Oct 25, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

After-School Program - Nutrition Staff

Position Contract: (September 2021 to June 2022). Monday to Friday, 3:00pm – 6:30pm.   

Wages: $18 per hour

Application Deadline: (We will review applications as they are submitted)

beyond 3:30 is a unique initiative that provides after school programming focused on healthy living and learning opportunities in the arts for middle school children, Monday-Friday in one of the places they trust the most, their local school.  It supports priority communities through innovative partnering between a wide variety of local community organizations and corporations. beyond 3:30 is operating in 18 select middle-school locations across the city.

The nutrition component is a cornerstone of the beyond 3:30 program. It is during this time each day that participants learn about healthy eating. They have the opportunity to prepare a meal, to serve it to their friends, to eat, and to take recipes home to their families.

At each site, the Nutrition Staff is accountable to their Site Coordinator and responsible for the following:

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement the Junior Chefs’ Club daily, plus bi-monthly community dinners
  • Prepare and submit weekly menu to Site Coordinator for program scheduling
  • Engage participants in the preparation of a healthy meal every day, following the curriculum provided, respecting the budget, Canada’s Food Guide and the cultural representation of the school population
  • Teach participants about the importance of nutrition, a balanced diet, how to read labels and other goals as noted in the curriculum
  • Prepare and distribute recipe sheets each day, for participants to take home
  • Demonstrate and ensure use of safe food handling practices
  • Implement a safe, fun and educational program that is accessible to all beyond 3:30 participants

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Culinary Arts, Nutrition, or equivalent demonstrated kitchen experience
  • Food Safety Training Certification (or willingness to obtain certification)
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Exceptional skills in program facilitation, group dynamics, and effective guidance and discipline techniques with middle-school age children
  • Positive and culturally competent attitude toward working with youth in priority neighbourhoods
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Understanding of school board operations and procedures is an asset.
  • Must have first aid and HIGH FIVE training or are willing to obtain them shortly after being hired.
  • Willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check (VSS), upon hiring

TFSS is committed to a policy of access and equity in its hiring practices. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone inquiries.

Please send resume with covering letter to:

Delores Pascal, Program Support Coordinator.  Email: delores.pascal@tfss.ca

Toronto Foundation for Student Success - www.tfss.ca 

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