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Director Of Food Services, Job Offer in Cambridge, Ontario

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  • Supervises the preparation and service of all meals and nourishments following specified menus and standardized recipes.
  • Assists the Executive Director to ensure that the home-wide Quality Management Program is implemented and ongoing, specifically within the Dietary Department.
  • Promotes a positive team spirit within the department and the home.
  • Control of the operational budget for the Dietary department including adherence to food service related enhancement contracts.
  • Follows infection control procedures.
  • Selects, orients, supervises, delegates tasks, and evaluate the performance of the Dietary staff. Prepares performance reviews. Ensures staff participation in orientation and ongoing training.  Encourages staff development.
  • Ensures compliance with all provincial/long-term care regulations and established peopleCare requirements.
  • Refers residents or family members as necessary to Consulting Dietitian for counseling on therapeutic diets.
  • Assists in Union matters related to grievance procedures, labour relations management, and contract negotiations, when necessary.
  • Conducts daily inspections of the Department to identify/resolve any potential hazards or problems.
  • Ensures all Dietary employees are informed of hazards in the Department.
  • Responsible for maintaining departmental absenteeism and sick day management. Responsible to hold, record and follow up monthly staff meetings.
  • Ensures Dietary staff compliance with home policies and procedures, including safety and sanitation rules and safe working practices.
  • Continued monitoring and ongoing documentation of low and stable moderate resident nutritional status with referral to the Consulting Dietitian if health status changes negatively.
  • Participation as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the development and evaluation of Resident care plans and attending Resident Care Conferences.
  • Ensures maintenance of operational records (i.e.: menus, production charts, food temperatures and refrigerator, freezer and dish machine temperatures) as required.
  • Oversees catering services for all scheduled home functions.
  • Attends Resident Council and Family Council when invited.
  • Establishment of ongoing quality management activities in conjunction with that of the entire home to monitor the appropriateness and effectiveness of the dietary department.
  • Remain current with trends in nutritional care and new food service products and methods.
  • Is knowledgeable of Resident Bill of Rights and promotes it.
  • Performs other duties as are necessary and appropriate.


  • Successful completion of an accredited program as a Food Service Supervisor/Nutrition Manager.
  • Holds current membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management – CSNM.
  • Proven experience in large quantity food preparation, financial planning and food purchasing.
  • Proven supervisory experience in a unionized long term care setting.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nutritional needs of the residents in an LTC home.
  • Must demonstrate a creative flair for menu planning, preparation and presentation. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong leadership skills and proven ability to supervise and secure the co-operation of the dietary employees.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively with residents of an LTC home. Must be an effective team player who works well with others.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation, Food Safety Code of Practice and Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, CCHSA/ORCA, Ontario’s Long Term Care Home Program manual, and OH&S Act and regulations, and have knowledge of the inspection protocol process.
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