Food Services Officer

Deadline Date: Oct 23, 2019

We are looking to hire one irregularly scheduled contract Food Services Officer position at the Sprucedale Youth Centre (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services). The position works 0 to 40 hours a week with no guaranteed number of hours per week. The contract is for 6 months with possibility of extension. Salary: $22.41 - $24.24 per hour Address: 660 Ireland Rd in Simcoe, Ontario Applications are ONLY accepted online at (search for Job ID#140336). Email and fax applications will not be accepted.

Posting Date:
Oct 10, 2019
660 Ireland Rd
Start Date:
0 to 40 hours per week
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Trades, Transport, and Equipment

Are you an experienced food services professional? Do you enjoy interacting and being a positive influence on youth? If so, consider this opportunity with the Sprucedale Youth Centre. The Sprucedale Youth Centre is a Direct-Operated Secure Custody and Detention Facility for youths. It is located in Southwestern Ontario, in the Town of Simcoe (located approximately 60 km West of Hamilton).

Please Note:

  • This position is irregular scheduled, on-call and the hours of work may vary from 0 to 40 hours per week, with no minimum guaranteed number of hours.
  • This positions provides direct supervision to resident helpers for the majority of working time

What can I expect to do in this role? In a large-volume facility kitchen, you will:

  • Participate in all areas of meal preparation, safety, security and food inventory/rotation
  • Maintain housekeeping and sanitary work conditions
  • Inspect eating facilities and equipment to ensure standards are maintained
  • Follow prescribed menus, work schedules, and dietary charts 
  • Serve and portion meals • Train and supervise youth helpers
How do I qualify?
  • Food Services Experience
  • You have knowledge and experience in general and volume cooking
  •  You can prepare meals according to prescribed menus and accommodate special diets
  •  You have experience in the proper and safe use of kitchen equipment
  • You have knowledge of food safety principles and portion control standards
  • You are able to maintain good housekeeping and sanitary condition of work area 
  • You can acquire knowledge of and comply with health and safety standards (such as Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), etc.)

Other Essential Skills:

  •  You can acquire understanding of organizational policies and protocols in order to maintain safety and security of kitchen, staff, and resident helpers
  • You have communication and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively within a team environment
  • You are able to supervise and train resident helpers in a professional manner
  • You have writing skills to prepare reports
  • You have problem-solving skills to identify and resolve equipment/appliance malfunctions and food service issues
    Misc.:***Applications are ONLY accepted online at (search for Job ID#140336) or via this link: Email and fax applications will not be accepted.***Closing Date/Apply by:Oct 23, 2019How To Apply:***Applications are ONLY accepted online at (search for Job ID#140336) or via this link: Email and fax applications will not be accepted.***

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Angela Ma
Position Title:
Talent Specialist
Company Name:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
660 Ireland Rd
Postal Code:
Web Address: