New job Cook's Helper (Relief) in Nova Scotia

Cook's Helper (Relief)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $19.43 - $20.30 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Justice

Location: BURNSIDE

Type of Employment: Relief

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 7/30/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Correctional Services Division of Nova Scotia's Department of Justice contributes to the maintenance of a safe and secure society through the provision of community and custody-based corrections. Community Corrections includes adult diversion measures, court information, offender supervision and reintegration programs and planning. Custody-based corrections includes facility operations and reintegration programs and planning.

About Our Opportunity

Under the general supervision of the Nutritional Service Manager, as Cook's Helper, you are a certified food handler who prepares food products required for the main production area and assists in the preparation and distribution of meals to service areas.

Primary Accountabilities

  • assembling and delivering meal trays to the offender units;
  • preparing special diet foods;
  • maintaining cleanliness of the food production area, utensils and equipment and the staff dining area; and
  • assisting to ensure 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.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate your knowledge and ability in preparing menus and understand the processes as outlined pertaining to the handling of ingredient controls. You communicate effectively with co-workers and offenders while demonstrating good decision-making skills.

The following would be viewed as assets: Experience in an institutional setting; 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.

Working Conditions

The facility is a 24-hour operation and is a tobacco-free environment.

Additional Information

Candidates are required to provide proof of all stated education and training.

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 for Nova Scotians
  • Department specific flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: ACC 01 Hourly

Salary Range: $19.43 - $20.30 Hourly

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.

A relief employee is an employee who is not regularly scheduled by the Employer, but who works relief assignments on an as-needed basis as operational requirements demand. As such, a relief employee does not have guaranteed hours of work. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Please note: when competing for vacancies, a successful Temporary, Term or Permanent Relief Employee who is currently employed with the Province will maintain their bargaining unit status, seniority and benefit level at the new workplace.

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:

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

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