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Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Sprucedale Youth Centre
Job Term:
2 Temporary (up to 12 months; irregular, on-call)
Job Code:
50214 - Cook 2
$22.19 - $24.00 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you an experienced food service professional? Do you enjoy interacting and being a positive influence on youth? If so, consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Sprucedale Youth Centre.

Sprucedale Youth Centre is a Direct-Operated Secure Custody and Detention facility for youths. Sprucedale Youth Centre is located in Southwestern Ontario, in the Town of Simcoe (located approximately 60 km West of Hamilton).

Please Note: The temporary position is irregular, on-call and the hours of work vary from 0-40 hours per week, and are not guaranteed.

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, and substituting menu changes
• Serve and portion meals
• Train and supervise youth helpers

How do I qualify?

Volume Cooking Knowledge and Skills

• You have volume cooking knowledge and experience and can produce meals adhering to proper food preparation techniques
• You can use food supplies to accommodate various meal requirements such as special diets
• You have experience ensuring sanitary work conditions and maintaining kitchen equipment
• You can acquire knowledge of and comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) protocols

Communication (Oral and Written) and Interpersonal Skills

• You can work effectively within a team environment
• You can supervise and train resident helpers in a professional manner
• You can prepare written reports on services provided

Other Essential Skills

• You have demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• You are able to maintain a safe and secure working environment, including reminding resident helpers of security regulations and precautions

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 660 Ireland Rd, Simcoe, West Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Please note that as of November 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, the security screening check requirements for this position may differ from those described in this job ad.

    In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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