Temporary full-time for 6 months, and then Permanent part-time
The Dietary Aide is responsible for providing a variety of duties related to the service of foods and the routine cleaning of food services areas in accordance with the policies of the Home and applicable legislation. As a valued member of Long Term Care and Seniors Services, the Dietary Aide demonstrates a commitment to Resident Safety by providing quality care in accordance with the organization’s mission and vision.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not listed in order of priority)
1. Serve meals to residents and clients.
2. Communicate production concerns (wastage, leftovers, temperature) to Dietary Supervisor and the Cooks.
3. To complete nourishment assignments as per prescheduled snack menu and nourishment labels.
4. Follow the therapeutic diets, meal plans and serving sizes as directed by the Registered Dietitian and/or the Dietary Supervisor.
5. Set tables and trays.
6. Ensure that menus are available and current.
7. Clean and organize dining rooms and food service/kitchen areas.
8. Store food items upon delivery and replace pantry supplies as necessary.
9. Wash and clean dishes and cookware.
10. Adhere to resident’s likes and dislikes list. Communicate resident changes to the Dietary Supervisor and the Registered Dietitian.
11. Assist with basic food preparation.
12. Participate in the Live to Eat program in the delivery of a quality, pleasurable meal service to the residents.
13. Practice safe food handling procedures, proper hand hygiene and infection control procedures.
14. Assist in the orientation of new staff to the department as required.
15. Attend in-service education sessions, staff meetings, committee meetings, workshops etc. as directed by the Dietary Supervisor.
16. Is knowledgeable of his/her specific responsibilities under the LTC Act and other appropriate legislation, as well as those of staff in the department.
17. Acts as a member of the inter-disciplinary team within the Home.
18. Effectively utilizes all electronic systems provided.
19. Participate in committees as required.
20. Perform other duties as assigned.
21. Participates in anddemonstrates an understanding of Resident Safety principles and practices into all day-to-day activities. Follows safe work practices and procedures and immediately communicates any activity or action which may constitute a risk to Resident Safety.
22. Works in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Long Term Care Homes Act, and their regulations in performing duties in a safe manner and follows all County of Simcoe Health & Safety policies, procedures andlegislation.
23. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.
EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CERTIFICATION
• Knowledge of basic food preparation and handling principles obtained through the enrollment or completion of a Food Service Worker training program at an established college as listed in the Ontario Colleges of Applied Artsand Technology Act, 2002 or a registered private career college in Ontario. Successful completion of the Food Service Worker training program must occur within three (3) years of being hired.
• Completion of the Food Handler/Proton Training Program.
• Knowledge of therapeutic diets an asset.
• Basic ability to follow oral and written instructions and to communicate with residents and staff.
• Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening that is less than six (6) months old at time of hire.
• As a condition of employment, candidates are required to submit documented results of TB testing, as per Public Health requirements.
• A minimum of six (6) months experience in a similar or related position.
• Some physical effort required to clean, lift, stoop/crouch, move carts, assist residents, moving and putting away food items.
• Frequent walking, standing.
• This position is located in a long term care facility, exposure to illnesses andgerms are possible on a daily basis.
• Work schedule to be determined; shifts may include days, evenings, nights and weekends.
HOURS OF WORK
Full-time - 74 hours biweekly
Part time - 26.5 to 30 hours biweekly