Apply By: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Central East Correctional Centre
Job Term:
5 Temporary on-call positions, up to 6 months with possible extension
Job Code:
C50230 - Helper Food Service (COR)
$22.00 - $23.65 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this opportunity at the Central East Correctional Centre to showcase your food services skills and experience.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Assist staff with the rethermalization for meal services set-up and delivery
• Maintain proper sanitary conditions in the kitchen
• Follow guidelines of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program in the receipt, preparation, storage, assembly and distribution of food items,
ensuring proper controls are followed and documented, and requirements of program are met
• Ensure the safety and security of staff
• Perform receiving duties as required
• Supervise and ensure cleanliness of ware washing area
• Supervise and instruct offender helpers including writing reports

• This position supervises inmate helpers for the majority of working time and may be eligible for the Custodial Responsibility Allowance
• The hours of work are 0-40 hours per week, and this position will require shift work, including weekends and holidays

How do I qualify?


• You have a valid Food Handler Certificate (either currently OR previously certified and can obtain re-certification upon hire)
• You must possess current First Aid and Heartsaver Certificates (or the ability to obtain)

Food Services Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of and experience with cook-chill/retherm safety principles as well as volume cooking to prepare/assemble a variety of volume meals
• You have knowledge and experience with various diets (i.e. lifestyle, medical, religious)
• You have knowledge of food safety practices
• You have demonstrated ability to follow health and safety standards and practices
• You can understand and comply with organizational policies and protocols in order to acquire knowledge of institutional security practices and procedures


• You have oral communication skills in order to interact with staff as well as supervise and direct inmates helpers
• You have demonstrated professionalism, strong work ethics, and team work skills
• You have written communication and computer skills to prepare reports on inmate behaviour and performance
• You have problem-solving skills to recognize shortages of food supplies and report to supervisor as well as observe and report any potential problems in food quality, sanitation, or hygiene control

Additional Information:

  • 5 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 541 Highway 36, Lindsay, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    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 employment 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 employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment 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, December 9, 2020 11:59 pm EST. 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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