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Food Services Worker (Supply Staff)

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date January 21, 2017
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $23.20 - $25.43 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Social Services
Client City of Toronto
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Food Services Worker (Supply Staff)

Job Classification Title FOOD SERVICES WORKER
Job ID # 2261227 X
Division Children’s Services
Section TELCCS
Job Stream Children, Community & Social Services
Job Type Part-time, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $23.20 – $25.43 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 80.00
Shift Information On “As Required Basis” Only Up to 80 Hours Bi-Weekly, Scheduled between 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Affiliation L79 Unit B PT
Number of Positions Open 8
Posting Date 20-Jan-2017
Closing Date 03-Feb-2017

Job Description

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Food Services Worker within our Children’s Services Division.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a “Current Part-time employee” in the “Custom Information” section of your on-line application form, and provide your “Employee Number” in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Note to Candidates:

  • This is a unionized (CUPE Local 79 Part-Time B) position.
  • All successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-placement medical assessment and Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.
  • Hours of Work will be on “As Required Basis” only.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepares food and beverages by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing, assembling, portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging and labelling etc.
  • Serves food according to portion control and serving temperature guidelines for all age groups
  • Receives, checks, records, sorts, stores and retrieves food; cleaning; paper and other supplies to and from proper storage areas. Lifts and carries items. Maintains storage areas
  • Takes temperatures of refrigerators, freezers and dishwasher and reports temperatures that are not in the proper range to the supervisor
  • Rotates food according to First-in/First-out (FIFO) method and expiry dates; maintain regular inventory and emergency supplies; and informs supervisor on purchasing requirements
  • Loads carts with dishes, utensils, containers and trays necessary for service and delivers to dining and service areas
  • Delivers food supplies and food to dining/serving and preparation areas and/or units. Collects and disposes of leftovers and waste from these areas
  • Cleans and clears tables at the start and completion of meals and removes all dirty dishes and flatware, pots and pans to washing area
  • Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment and appliances such as: ovens streamers, skillets, etc. Washes, cleans and sanitizes all kitchen counters, tables, bins, refrigerators, freezers, dishwasher, dining room furniture, shelves, carts, trolleys, and any equipment used in the preparation of food and in serving areas
  • Selects and mixes all required cleaning solutions according to WHMIS Legislation and Health and Safety Codes and wears PPE where indicated
  • Washes all dishes, flatware, pots and pans using dishwashers, pot washers, and /or sink. Checks and documents temperatures, ensuring they are at appropriate ranges for these activities
  • Wash linens such as aprons and towels used for food preparation and service in the washing machine
  • Sorts and disposes of garbage according to the recycling program in effect. Bags, removes and transports garbage to disposal areas
  • Maintains garbage cans and bins in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Notifies day care housekeeper or supervisor of necessary maintenance repairs and any unsafe conditions
  • Locks doors, windows and/or rooms to ensure area is secure
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service training and special committees as required
  • Participates in food and nutrition programming activities in the classrooms with the children
  • Answers telephones and takes messages according to City of Toronto telephone practices

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience in preparing and serving food for large groups in an institutional or other food service setting.
  2. Possession of valid Food Handler’s Certificate completed through Toronto Public Health or equivalent.
  3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the start of employment.
  4. Understands the nutritional care needs of children (0 to 12 years of age) following various menus, diets; food preferences, intolerances and allergies; cultures; theme holidays and special events.
  5. Ability to operate and clean various pieces of food services equipment.
  6. Ability to read and write and follow verbal and written instructions in English.
  7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and clients.
  8. Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, the Sanitation Code and the legislation related to this work.
  9. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  10. Ability to perform various cleaning duties.
  11. Participates in staff meetings, in-service training and special committees as required
  12. Willingness to work weekends, shifts and holidays as assigned.
  13. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Operate, lift and move various equipment, supplies and other heavy items.
  14. Ability and willingness to provide service that enhances and respects the cultural and racial diversity of clients and staff.

Work Location Information:

  • Various Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Service Centres.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.


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