Food Services - Bedford, Nova Scotia - CasualCompetition #:S03-21EXTPosted:March 31, 2021Closes:April 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard TimeLocation:Food Services (Bedford)Northwood Bedford Campus ~ NorthwoodJob Type:Casual
Come join the Northwood Team!
Since 1962, Northwood has led the way as Nova Scotia’s most dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. Northwood is the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada and is recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice, but we like to call it the power of love! When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people!
We are looking for a dynamic individual to be a part of our team for the position of Casual Cook’s Assistant
High School diploma or equivalent
Basic food safety training certificate
Three to five years of relevant work experience preferably in long-term care facility
Experience with a de-centralized meal service system an asset
Pre-employment cooking course an asset
Reading, understanding verbal and written instructions, basic arithmetic
Knowledge of the following: Emergency Protocols, Risk Management Procedures, Crisis Intervention Methods (Cook/Chill/Freeze/reheating/serving - production system)
Possess the following skills: Communication, Organization, Problem Solving, Active Listening, Time Management, Judgement and Decision Making, Operation Monitoring
Ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis according to Northwood Standards.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs at a time, in good general health and able to endure the day-to-day pressure of the position.
Prepares food and assists in preparing quality food products to be served to residents; internal and external clients; special functions and occasions; caterings and ancillary meal services according to established standards of Public Health and Food Safety protocols.
Assists the cooks’ in the food preparation and the daily operation of the kitchen as required, including packaging/portioning and meal distribution; and/or assists with the duties of the cook in their absence
Assist the cooks’ in ordering necessary food items
Assists and put away food and other deliveries in the designated areas following FIFO and HACCP Principles
Follows standardized recipes and established house menus; work routines and production sheets set out by the supervisor
Fills caterings and supply requisitions
Ensures accurate portion sizes and prompt distribution of all types of meals as per quota/order for delivery to designated service areas – including special functions and caterings for residents/clients - and replenishes these items as necessary
Responds to and accommodates requests from various service sites/units, residents, internal/external clients - via telephone or electronic communication - providing additional servings/specials, and quality meal services
Maintains high standards of area and personal hygiene, food safety and sanitation in the work area; ensuring all temperature charts, requisitions and records are completed in accordance with established Food Safety Standards, and current legislation
Performs established procedures for stock control, cooked/uncooked food packaging and rotation using HACCP principles
Performs proper operation, safety, cleaning and sanitation procedures (applying WHMIS training and safety protocols) with all equipment; ensuring kitchen equipment is in good repair and functional; and reporting any faults or safety issues to the Supervisor.
Ensures that the kitchen and equipment are kept clean and hygienic, carrying out duties on the cleaning rotation as required.
Assists with any other reasonable tasks as per operational requirements requested by a supervisor
Hours of Work: No Guaranteed hours - On call (10 & 12 hour shifts) – Day/Evening
Northwood is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.