Title: Cook (Children’s Services)
Posting #: 2019-2165
Position #: R00157
Length: Casual (Up to 5 Positions Available)
Department/Division: Community Services/Children’s Services
Hours of Work: Up to 30 hours per week
Union: Not Applicable
Salary/Wage $27.08 - $30.78 per hour
Location: 5 Various Regional Child Care Centre’s
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description of Duties:
Plans and prepares nutritious meals and snacks for children (6 months-4 years old), per food guidelines and legislative requirements. Purchases supplies and maintains kitchen, per public health regulations and food guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of large quantity cooking, food purchasing, and preparation for large groups acquired through a Grade 12 education plus 2 years of related experience -OR- completion of a post-secondary cooking program (e.g., Cook II certification).
- Must have and maintain a current Safe Food Handling Certificate.
- Must provide proof of and maintain a record of immunizations including TB test, as recommended by the local Medical Officer of Health.
- Must provide a vulnerable sector Police Records Check (Level 3), prepared no earlier than six months before hire, and every five years thereafter; must complete an annual "Offense Declaration."
- Must complete and maintain valid certification in standard first aid, including infant and child CPR.
- Knowledge of and ability to follow corporate policies and procedures and legislation (e.g., Child Care & Early Years Act, Public Health, health and safety). Knowledge of basic nutrition and Canada's Food Guide. Must meet and maintain requirements detailed in the Child Care & Early Years Act.
- Organizational and time management skills to work independently; plan and prepare meals/snacks per schedule; modify meals for special dietary requirements; and adapt to changes/unforeseen circumstances. Ability to research menus and recipes.
- Communication skills to interact effectively with staff and children; exchange information with staff, volunteers, students, and parents/guardians; and participate as an effective team member.
- Computer skills with ability to use software such as an online purchasing system.
- Ability to read recipes, food guidelines, policies/procedures/schedules, and manuals. Ability to write menus, recipes, and articles for newsletter; place orders in online system; complete daily work records/logs; and record messages.
- Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
We invite internal applicants to APPLY ONLINE through the HR Portal by 11:59 p.m., by the closing date.
For more information about this job, please access the job description through the HR Portal. If you have questions regarding the application process, please refer to “Frequently Asked Questions - How to Apply for a Position” under Employment Opportunities on the HR Portal. Thank you for your interest in this job, but we will only be corresponding with you if you are selected for an interview.
Regular and reliable attendance required for consideration.
* Current CUPE Local 1883 employees may not be required to provide a Police Records Check. See Letter of Understanding in the CUPE Local 1883 Collective Agreement on the Portal for more information.
The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
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