Dietary Aide/ Culinary Aide

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Job Title:
Dietary Aide/ Culinary Aide
Job Category:
Allied Health Professionals (Dietitian, PT, OT, Social Work)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Work Location:
The Stratford
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Job Description



If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional, and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™. 
Through a new, innovative partnership with Nova Scotia Health (NSH), we are opening the first transitional care center in our province, in West Bedford. Shannex is the operating partner for the transitional care centre on behalf of Nova Scotia Health. you will have an opportunity to work in a facility with a purpose and design dedicated to providing care to NSH patients in central zone, who no longer require hospital care, but need services before they can safely return home/community.

We are searching for a Dietary Aide to join our Transitional Care Centre team based in West Bedford, Nova Scotia. 

The Dietary Aide is responsible for preparing and serving meals for patients.  The Dietary Aide is also responsible for the receiving and maintaining inventory of food supplies and ensuring safety and sanitation standards are consistently met.
Meaningful Benefits 
You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of patients.

Additional benefits include:
?    Approximate hourly wage: $18.38-$18.68 
?    Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program 
?    RRSP Program (5% employer match) or pension plan for full time and part time employees
?    Vacation accrual begins immediately and travel insurance
?    Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through Consult Plus 
?    Free onsite parking
?    Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
?    Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
?    Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives 
?    Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity
?    Consistently ensures food quality, presentation, and service delivery meet established department standards. Ensures meals are attractive, the correct temperature and portion size, and that service is timely. 
?    Follows production sheets to guide food preparation and assist with cost control. 
?    Familiarizes self with the specific needs of each client e.g. diet restrictions, allergies and special requests/accommodations. 
?    Assists with the process for checking and receiving of deliveries and inventory control. Ensures all supplies are stored, labelled, and rotated properly. 
?    Participates in the client and employee incident reporting and investigation process as required. 
?    Reports areas and equipment in need of repair to the maintenance department. 
?    Ensures kitchen appearance meets established standards for cleanliness and organization. 

About You
?    Grade 12 or GED 
?    Food Handlers Certification 
?    You have the ability to work flexible hours and shifts (including weekends and holidays)  
?    You have strong customer service skills and a passion for serving seniors.  
?    You possess some experience in the culinary field and are familiar with preparing plates for clients  
?    Previous experience working with the elderly is an asset 
?    Advanced proficiency in the English language is required, proficiency in other languages considered an asset 

About Us
It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by patients and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, Care at Home team members and (TCC) who create an exceptional patient experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.
If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!
Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.
All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.