Dietary Aide, Nutrition & Food Services

Hospital Whitby Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness. Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.
This position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit
Job Title
$23.99 - $24.98 ( Dietary Aides )
Employment Type
Number of Vacancies
Hours of Work
Part-time (Up to 22.5 Hours per week) Days/Nights/Evenings/Weekends
Main Site - 700 Gordon Street - Whitby, ON L1N 5S9 CA (Primary)
External Contract End Date
Position Summary

Ontario Shores  is seeking an individual with strong interpersonal skills and excellent initiative to assume the Dietary Aide,.  This position is responsible for performing the duties of operating the dishmachine/potmachine, working on the beltline, food portioning and working in other areas of the kitchen to provide food service to patients and visitors,batch sandwich assembly for patient, retail and catering services.

• Trayline assembly of patient trays
• Portion food items for patient trays following the production sheets
• Cleaning of soiled food carts including but not limited to patient trays, plates etc
• Clean and sanitize work surfaces as required ie before any preparation commences
• Move equipment and return to appropriate place to enable cleaning of all surfaces
• Setup and pick up of caterings as needed
• Obtain supplies and replenish food items from storeroom and fridges as needed
• Identify any safety issues with equipment or processes and report to management

Qualifications Required and Preferred

• Completion of High School Diploma preferred
• Food Handlers Certification required
•    Experience in a hospital or institutional kitchen required
•    Knowledge of food preparation in a cook chill environment preferred
•    Sound knowledge of food safety regulations required
•    Experience with batch cold preparation an asset
•    Knowledge of relevant legislation ie WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety Act and HAACP requirements
•    Good attendance record with ability to maintain same
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•    Able to work independently and as part of a team
•    Excellent initiative, effective time management skills, and attention to detail

Closing Date
Personal information you provide to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is collected pursuant to the Public Hospitals Act R.S.O 1990, c. P.40. It will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. At all times it will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Leader, Privacy & Access at 700 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N 5S9; 905-430-4055 ext. 6712 or refer to the Privacy & Access pages on the Ontario Shores website. Upon request, individual accommodation can be provided to applicants who meet the required qualifications outlined in the job descriptions, and have been invited for an interview. For questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at 905.430.4055 ext. 6191.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Ontario Shores is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ontario Shores is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
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