June 6, 2010

Summer Job Spotlight ... A great part-time opportunity in Toronto

For those looking for a part-time summer job that will continue into the school year, check out this great opportunity to join the City of Toronto's Long Term Care Homes & Services Division as a Part-Time Food Service Worker (Student) File Reference #: X10CSA19820.

With four vacancies to be filled and a salary of $21.28 - $23.31 per hour, this is a great part-time opportunity for someone studying culinary arts who wants a job that will allow them to diversify and hone their skills while gaining a valuable work experience.

The major responsibilities of the position include:

- Receives, checks, records, sorts, stores, issues and retrieves food, cleaning, paper and other supplies to and from proper storage areas
- Lifts and carries items and maintains storage areas
- Takes temperatures of refrigerators and freezers and reports temperatures that are not in the proper range
- Rotates food according to expiry dates and informs supervisor regarding stock
- Prepares food and beverages by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing, portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging and labeling etc.
- Fills steam tables and steams, deep fries and rethermalizes food
- 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/or saves leftovers and waste from these areas
- Serves food according to portion control guidelines
- Checks and documents food for temperature, freshness and correct diet
- Prepares dining areas by setting tables, filling condiment containers and delivering food to tables
- Clears tables at completion of meals and wheels all dirty dishes and flatware, pots and pans to washing area
- Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment and appliances such as: meat slicers, mincers, choppers, mixers, ovens, deep fryers, steamers, skillets etc.
- Washes, cleans and sanitizes all kitchen counters, tables, bins, refrigerators, freezers, garbage containers, dining room furniture, shelves, windows, walls, 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
- Washes all dishes, flatware, pots and pans using dishwashers, and/or sink
- Checks and documents temperatures ensuring an appropriate range for these activities
- 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
- Cleans floors by sweeping, wet and dry mopping, or any other appropriate procedure for specific type of floor surface
- Notifies supervisor of necessary maintenance repairs and any unsafe conditions
- Moves furniture to acquire access to areas or to arrange areas for special functions
- Cleans, sorts, stores and distributes linen
- Operates cafeteria for clients and/or staff, using cash registers
- Receives payment for items sold, totals daily receipts and delivers funds to supervisor
- Locks doors, windows and/or rooms to ensure area is secure
- Attends staff and team meetings, committee meetings and in-service training as required
- Answers telephones and takes messages
- Occasionally provides assistance in the monitoring of client activities
- Provides information/works with appropriate staff for the well-being of the residents
- Participates with team to develop and implement Gentle Care

Successful applications must have the following key qualifications:

1. Experience working in a food services environment
2. Currently enrolled in secondary school, college or university on a full-time basis
3. Successful completion of food handler training within three months of employment, as mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Standards (One Day Course)
4. Ability to prepare and serve food in a long term care or other large-scale institution
5. Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Standards and ability to ensure compliance with these standards
6. Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, the Sanitation Code and the legislation related to this work
7. Ability to read and write and follow verbal and written instructions
8. Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and residents
9. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
10. Ability to operate, lift and move various equipment, supplies and other heavy items
11. Ability to perform various cleaning duties
12. Willingness to work weekends, shifts and holidays as assigned
13. Ability and willingness to provide a service that enhances the dignity and respects the diversity of residents

To apply, complete the City of Toronto's Employment Application Form and upload your cover letter and resume.

INSIDER TIP: Because the City of Toronto uses Resumix, an online recruitment tool, you must have a keyword-heavy electronic resume. Ensure that you format your resume correctly since special fonts and characters will not show up properly. For more information, check out a special posting I wrote on how to analyze job ads for specific keywords.

Applications must be received by June 7, 2010.

Good luck!

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