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 Cook or Certified Cook 

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Job Number: J0519-0881
Job Title: Cook or Certified Cook
Position Status: Part Time
Division: Long-Term Care
Facility: Marshall Gowland Manor, Lambton Meadowview Villa, or North Lambton Lodge
City: Sarnia, Petrolia or Forest, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 4
Hours of Work:
As scheduled
Wage Rate: $22.85 - $25.61/Hour
Date Posted: May 27, 2019
Closing Date: September 2, 2019

*Please Note: This is in open job posting. Applications will be reviewed when vacancies become available. The County of Lambton has 3 Long-Term Care Homes, which include Marshall Gowland Manor (UNIFOR 302) in Sarnia, Lambton Meadowview Villa (CUPE 2557) in Petrolia, and North Lambton Lodge (CUPE 2557) in Forest. A Certified Cook or Cook position is only required to work at one Home.*

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 25 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

Provide residents, Outreach, MOW, and staff with balanced nutritional meals and snacks by preparing a wide variety of food textures meat, vegetables, soups and other food items in large quantities and ensuring menu consistency, portion control and inventory control. Train and guide other staff performing the same or related work.

Duties and Responsibilities

Food Preparation:
• Review production schedule to determine quantity and prepare food according to menus, estimate ingredients and time requirements, meet special dietary needs and Ministry requirement
• Slice, chop, mix, pulse, puree food items for sandwiches, salads, soups, etc.
• Cook meats and vegetables using a full range of cooking methods
• Prepare and bake regular and diet dessert items

Food Distribution:
• Food items are assembled and distributed according to proper policy and procedures while maintaining quality assurance, and temperatures
• Organize the hot and cold food for delivery to other food service areas such as apartments, outreach programme, day-care, Meals on Wheels, MOW, and special luncheons on occasion
• Prepare food and trays for outside catering orders
• Test foods to ensure they are cooked to quality
• Substitution on menu when menu items not available
• Handle money from visitors, staff, and residents

Work Area:
• Maintain clean work areas, utensils, equipment
• Dispose of spoiled or unattractive food products and supplies
• Wash dishes at pot sink to provide properly sanitized cooking equipment
• Instruct and assist in daily functions of other employees performing related duties

• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis
These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervision Requirements
Direct Supervision: None
Indirect Supervision: None
Functional Authority: Provide some direction to Dietary Aides and on emergency basis make routine changes


Cook Qualifications:
Minimum Formal Education
• Secondary school diploma
• Food Handler’s Certificate
• No related experience necessary

Certified Cook Qualifications:
Minimum Formal Education
• One year institutional cook or two year community college diploma in culinary management
• Certificate of Qualification in Cook Program - Red Seal
• Food Handler’s Certificate
• Two years' experience as a cook in a Long-Term Care or restaurant setting

The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.