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Shift Cook

  • Casual
  • Thunder Bay
  • 2022-06-24

Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre

Are you an experienced food service professional who enjoys interacting and being a positive influence on youth?

If so, consider bringing your culinary expertise to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, where your primary role will be to prepare, cook and serve nutritious and appetizing meals for youth and staff on an assigned shift.

• This position is casual/on-call working 0 to 40 hours per week with no guaranteed minimum amount of hours and will be required to work shifts, including holidays and weekends
• You may be required to interact or work with youth residents

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role you will:

• prepare a wide variety of foods through standard volume cooking methods, ensuring adherence to prescribed menus, work schedules and dietary charts
• inspect kitchen facilities and equipment to ensure proper hygiene and safety standards are maintained
• assist with ordering food and supplies, receiving and storing large deliveries with light and heavy items
• work with staff to develop a kitchen work program for the youth to learn about food preparation
• prepare and serve food using a variety of kitchen tools and equipment or varying sizes and weights (i.e. mixer, pots/pans, heavy trays, etc.)

How do I qualify?
Culinary Knowledge and Experience:
• You have good knowledge of culinary skills demonstrated by a cooks certificate issued by appropriate ministry or proven equivalent level of experience.
• You have knowledge of food preparation and storage techniques and procedures.
• You have knowledge of proper use of kitchen equipment and tools.
• You have demonstrated experience in volume cooking usually gained within a facility or commercial setting.
• You have proven ability to prepare special diet meals due to medical or religious needs.
• You have good knowledge of safe food handling practices and standards of sanitation.

General Skills:
• You have proven communication and interpersonal skills to work with staff, deal with issues and instruct and train kitchen workers.
• You can make decisions regarding substitution of food items and adjust quantities accordingly.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

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