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Posting # 52061 - [ UNIFOR ]
Dietary Aide, Food & Nutrition Services - Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care - 1 position
Food & Nutrition Services - Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care
Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care - St. Thomas, ON
Part Time


We are an integrated team that provides food and nutrition services to our patients and residents at all sites of St. Joseph's Health Care London. We accomplish this through the procurement, storage, preparation and distribution of safe, high quality food choices in a cost effective way. Our ultimate goal is to earn complete confidence by providing excellent customer service to ensure a pleasant dining experience and therefore maintain and improve nutritional health and quality of life. Our departments operate within varying shifts from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week.

We value teamwork and respect the contribution of all team members. Training and education opportunities are provided. We value excellence and strive to continually improve our services, food quality and safety. We take pride being an employer of choice in the food service industry.

It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.



Essential Qualifications

  • Ontario Secondary School diploma or recognized equivalent in Ontario
  • Safe Food Handlers certification, or successful completion of certification within six (6) months of hire Knowledge of institutional food service and therapeutic diets
  • Knowledge of safe food handling
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills
  • Health and physical condition consistent with constant bending, standing, walking, or lifting up to 28 kg.
  • Strong customer service commitment
  • Ability to work in a busy environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a team player
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Previous food service experience
Teaching and Research
  • St Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine (primary series, boosters and/or XBB) OR one dose of XBB vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start date.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: November 17, 2023
Submission deadline: November 23, 2023

Andrew Harriman-Duke, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.