New Job Cook'S Helper In Nova Scotia
Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,299–$3,447 a month
Location : Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 06-Sep-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Correctional Services division of the Department of Justice is responsible for the administration and operation of community and custody-based programs and services for adults and young persons. Within the Correctional Services core business area there are two programs: community corrections & correctional facilities. Each of these program areas is broken down into closely related activities that have a specific impact on the program’s target group.
Community Corrections has 22 offices across the province from Yarmouth to Sydney and is responsible for the supervision of both adult and young persons serving community-based sentences. The sentences include probation, conditional sentence, custody and supervision, conditional supervision and Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision. Probation officers also supervise those released from custody on conditional releases and prepare pre-sentence investigations to assist the Courts in the sentencing process. Evidence based Program facilitation and supports to specialized courts in areas of domestic violence, mental health and wellness are also part of the role of a Probation Officer as well as Restorative Justice casework and collaboration with community justice agencies.
Four (4) adult correctional facilities and one (1) youth centre provide the safety and security of persons in custody while providing programs that address dynamic criminogenic factors to assist with their successful reintegration back into the community.
Nova Scotia Correctional Services utilizes an evidence-based approach in both Community Corrections and custodial facilities. Core Correctional Practices (CCP) is the foundational practice that drives reintegration and rehabilitation practices deployed within Correctional Services. Utilizing CCP, Correctional Services staff can effectively interact, manage behavior, and help facilitate change within target populations.
For more information on the Department of Justice Correctional Services please visit our website: https://novascotia.ca/just/Corrections/
About Our Opportunity
Under the general supervision of the Food Services Officer or the direct supervision of the Cook, the Cook's Helper is responsible for the preparation of food and raw food products required for main production; assists in the preparation and distribution of food to service areas; and assists in the preparation of special diet foods. The Cook's Helper also assists in ensuring that the proper sanitation standards are met.
Qualifications and Experience
You have successfully completed a food handler course. One year of direct experience in the food service industry is also required. Experience in an institutional setting would be preferred.
As the successful candidate you will demonstrate knowledge and ability to follow prepared menus and ingredient control processes as outlined. The ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and individuals in custody and good decision making skills must also be demonstrated.
The following would be viewed as assets: Certification in standard First Aid & CPR.
We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.
The facility is a 24-hour operation and is a tobacco-free environment.
This competition is to fill 2 full-time permanent vacancies, and 1 part-time (50%) permanent vacancy based in Dartmouth.
Candidates are required to provide proof of all stated education and training.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of appropriate background checks, which include a criminal record check and employment references, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.
What We Offer
- Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
- Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
- Countless career paths
- Department specific flexible working schedules
Pay Grade: ACC 01
Salary Range: $1,649.67 - $1,723.48 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].