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Job Title:
Cook - Rideaucrest Home
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Food Services
Residential Long Term Care
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
Up to 75 hrs/2 wks
$26.19 - $32.05/Hour
Date Posted:
September 27, 2022
Closing Date:
October 18, 2022

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Food Services, the Cook is responsible for the preparation, storage and distribution of meals and other food items provided by the Food Services Department. The Cook is also responsible for maintaining a high standard of quality food production and appropriate quantities of food.

Prepare all foods as assigned using production sheets for residents, frozen meals on wheels, coffee shop and catering, using standardized recipes, observing quality standards, safe handling methods and quantitative needs.

Prepare and portion meals for regular, therapeutic and texture modified diets (including adhering to any food allergies) for both meals and alternate choices food items for meal services using the approved posted menus.

Ensure food is prepared following safe good handling practices as stipulated by the Canadian Restaurant & Food Services Association and Ministry of Health Long Term Care Standards.

Maintain cleanliness of all food production equipment, report faulty equipment concerns to Food Services Supervisor.

Provide input to menu, department operation and problem solving activities.

Complete required documentation (cleaning and food temperature) as stipulated through policies &
procedures of the department/Home and Ministry of Health standards.

Actively promote and follow safe work practices and ensure accident prevention and health and safety responsibilities are fully met by self and others.

Qualifications, Competencies

Post-secondary diploma in food and nutrition management or a post-secondary degree in food and nutrition.

“Red Seal” certification preferred.

One (1) year of practical cooking experience with preference given to experience in an institutional and/or health care setting with a focus on geriatric needs.

Demonstrated knowledge of institutional cooking methods and procedures.

Food Safety Training Certificate.

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Able to perform essential duties of the job including the ability to work effectively in a busy and loud environment, maneuver heavy quantities of trays or food carts, withstand fluctuating temperatures and able to walk/stand for lengthy periods of time.

Demonstrated ability to interact with residents in a caring and respectful manner.

Able to maintain confidentiality.

Commitment to promoting and following safe work practices.

Able to work independently and as an effective team member in a cooperative manner with all members of staff, families, residents, volunteers and outside agencies.

Demonstrated communication, organizational, prioritization and time management skills, including the ability to complete all tasks in assigned timeframes.

Committed to ongoing learning and development.

Able to work with minimal supervision.

General knowledge of cooking a wide variety of dishes.

Proof of recent screening for Tuberculosis (TB).

Proof of immunity to communicable diseases.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable.

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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