DIETARY AIDE (Casual) – Extendicare Lakefield
Extendicare
Lakefield, ON
Candidates are invited to apply for the casual Dietary Aide position to work at our Extendicare Lakefield facility, a 100-bed long-term care home, located in Lakefield, Ontario.

Reporting to the Dietary Manager, the Dietary Aide assists with food preparation and serving of meals. Cleans eating, cooking, storage, and serving areas, as well as equipment. Follows established policies, procedures and standards.

APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ON-CALL SHIFTS, WEEKENDS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves food to residents according to individual diets and preferences. Observes time limits for meal serving. Maintains foods at proper serving temperature.
Assists Cooks to clean and prepare such uncooked food as salads, vegetables and fruits. Follows basic instructions in preparing such simple foods as breakfast items, basic desserts and garnishes.
Clears plates and trays, loads and operates dishwasher. Cleans pots, pans and cooking utensils as per procedure.
Participates in proper storage and labeling of dietary supplies and food, including leftovers.
Adheres to established departmental policies, procedures regarding quality assurance, fire, safety, environment, and infection control.
Assembles nourishment carts. Stocks unit kitchenettes.
Participates in facility meetings as assigned. Attends in-service education programs.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful completion and/or enrollment in a Food Service Worker Program meeting the requirements of the Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Act required. If enrolled, must complete program within three (3) years of hire date.
Current Food Handler`s Certificate
Previous dietary experience preferred in LTC Home 0-1 year(s).
Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Ability to read and write English as well as to understand simple verbal and written instructions in English.
Ability to work safely, following established safety practices and procedures.
Must be able to do moderate to heavy lifting
Successful candidate must be available to work days, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays