Nutrition Program Support
City : Oakville
Category : Full time - Permanent
Industry : Education
Employer : Sheridan College
Preference will be given to qualified employees, as defined in the Full-Time Support Staff Collective Agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered.
Under the direction of the Centre Supervisor, following guidelines as outlined in the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA), Regional Health Department, and the centre's policy manual, the incumbent meets program requirements pertaining to food services by planning, preparing, and serving nutritional meals for childcare centre children. The incumbent is also responsible for the organization and maintenance of the kitchen, assisting with supervision of children and completing housekeeping duties as required.
What You’ll be Doing
- Planning menus and preparing a daily hot lunch, two snacks per day, for all children enrolled, with consideration to Canada’s Food Guide;
- Collaborating with the Supervisor to complete purchases and/or arrange weekly delivery for pickup;
- Ensuring food supplies are properly stored and cooked to avoid contamination and to minimize waste as per food handling requirements;
- Preparing food with centre staff for special functions (holiday parties, parent meetings etc.);
- Maintaining housekeeping and sanitary standards on a daily basis, as required by the Department of Public Health, the CCEYA and centre policy and practice;
- Ensuring that kitchen equipment is functioning properly and reporting maintenance needs as they occur;
- Assisting in the supervision of children in classroom or playground as needed;
- Performing other related duties as required.
You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will also meet the following requirements:
- Possess a Secondary/High School diploma or equivalent, along with a Food Service Worker or Food Handlers Certificate.
- Up to 1 year of cooking experience in a large group institutional setting or childcare facility.
- Completed courses related to cooking/nutrition and kitchen sanitation would be an asset.
- Experience working with young children (0 – 5 years) would be an asset.
Who We Are:
Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.
- For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus). This position is currently working on-site.
Reference #: J0223-0978
Employee Group: Support Staff
Hourly Range: $24.62 - $28.52
Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023
Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.
Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.