Food Services Officer (On-Call Cook)

Organization: Ministry of the Solicitor General - Division: Niagara Detention Centre - City: Thorold - Language of Position(s): English - Job Term: 2 Temporary (on-call contract, up to 6 months with possibility of extension) - Job Code: C50214 - Cook 2 (COR) - Salary: $23.33 - $25.22 Per Hour* *Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement. Understanding the job ad - definitions - Posting Status: Open - Job ID: 204180 Additional Information Address: • 2 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 1355 Uppers Ln, Thorold, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union Understanding the job ad - definitions Schedule: 4-7 Category: Corrections and Enforcement Posted on: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Note: • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position. Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Hiring Organization: 
Ministry of the Solicitor General Division: Niagara Detention Centre
Thorold, Ontario
What can I expect to do in this role? • Prepare and assemble meals and restricted diets, ensuring proper handling and storage • Assist in maintaining a daily food item inventory of supplies on hand and required for pre-determined menus • Assists in the receipt and storage of replacement supplies, adhering to standard stock rotation principles • Instruct and direct inmate helpers • Ensure the safety and security of kitchen helpers and other staff • Maintain proper sanitary conditions in the kitchen area • Other duties, as assigned
How do I qualify? Mandatory • You have a Cook's certificate issued by appropriate Ministry OR demonstrated equivalent acceptable experience in volume cooking Food Services Knowledge and Skills • You have knowledge of volume cooking/baking methods and safety principles • You can prepare and assemble a high volume of meals • You have knowledge and experience with various diets (i.e. lifestyle, medical, religious) • You have knowledge of food safety practices • You have knowledge of health and safety practices and standards • You have demonstrated ability to understand and follow organizational policies/protocols in order to maintain safety and security of kitchen Communication and Team Leadership Skills • You can work with staff, inmate helpers, and service providers to address issues • You have team leadership skills to provide instruction and direction to kitchen helpers and inmate helpers in cooking methods and kitchen cleanliness and appraise performance • You have written communication skills to prepare various reports Other Essential Skills • You have analytical and problem-solving skills to identify, assess, and resolve equipment/appliance malfunctions, supply shortage, sanitation and hygiene control, and food service issues • You have basic computer skills to input, track and record data
Base Salary: 
Salary: $23.33 - $25.22 Per Hour* *Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement. Understanding the job ad - definitions
Additional Information: 
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