Apply By: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:59 pm EDT


Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Toronto South Detention Centre
Job Term:
4 Temporary
Job Code:
C50230 - Helper Food Service (COR)
$20.63 - $22.17 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your knowledge and skills in food preparation and safety to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Toronto South Detention Centre, where you will assist with large volume food production for the institution.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Assist in the production and service of cold and hot regular and diet trays
• Ensure food services equipment and supplies are used and stored in a safe and efficient manner
• Ensure cleanliness, safety and security are maintained at all times
• Assist in training staff and supervising inmate helpers

Please note:

• This position supervises inmate helpers. Salary note for Custodial Responsibility Allowance (K-1) applies

How do I qualify?


• You have a valid Food Handlers or In Good Hands certification prior to commencement of employment
• You have current First Aid and Heartsaver certificates or the ability to obtain them upon employment

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge of cook-chill/retherm safety principles, and standard cooking, food preparation and storage methods and procedures
• You have knowledge in food safety practices, and the proper use of kitchen equipment and tools
• You can interpret and apply relevant legislation (i.e., Public Health Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Sanitation Code for Canada's Food Industry, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Communication Skills

• You can communicate effectively, and use tact and diplomacy when working with ministry staff, inmate helpers and service providers
• You can prepare a variety of reports

Team Leadership Skills

• You can provide instruction and direction to inmate helpers

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

• You can identify and assess workplace hazards, equipment malfunctions and food services issues

Additional Information:

  • 4 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 160 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, Toronto Region, Enhanced - CPIC, VSS, PIP, Credit Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • C-CL-122298/18(2)

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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