New Job Child Care & Food Services Assistant In Ontario



Company : City of Toronto
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job ID: 36388
    Job Category: Community & Social Services
    Division & Section: Children's Services, ChildSvcs TO Early Learng& ChildCareSvcs
    Work Location: Various - See Below
    Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent Vacancy
    Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $24.63 - $26.99 (Preliminary)
    Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
    Affiliation: L79 Full-time
    Number of Positions Open: 7
    Posting Period: 28-AUG-2023 to 12-SEP-2023
    Location and Shift Information: Various Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Service Centres across the City.

Pre-placement Requirements:
  • All successful candidates will be required to undergo a preplacement medical assessment, and to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.
  • As per the Child Care and Early Years Act, all persons working directly with children in a licensed child care centre are required to have a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • If you have a diploma in early childhood education or equivalent, you are required under the Child Care and Early Years Act to be registered with the College of ECE. It is your responsibility to maintain your registration and ensure that your membership with the College of ECE is in good standing.
  • All successful candidates are required to have a valid Food Handler's Certificate.
  • All successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Major Responsibilities:
To assist and guide children through their day, including indoor and outdoor play, care routines, mealtimes, toileting, etc. according to Toronto Public Health Procedures. To participate in the preparation, thermalizing, delivery and serving of food and perform cleaning duties.
  • Assists with set-up of play areas as planned by Early Childhood Educators.
  • Assists with clean-up of children's activities and learning areas after snacks and meals, and sanitizing as per Toronto Public Health guidelines.
  • Assists with completion of forms, documenting children's routines, accidents etc.
  • Assists with supervision of playground, ensuring children's health and safety.
  • Assists in escorting children to schools and trips outside the child care centres.
  • Maintains legislated ratios at various time of the day, monitoring small groups of children.
  • Interacts with children of various ages in a positive, nurturing and developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Interacts with parents, colleagues and visitors in a professional manner.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service training and special committees as required.
  • Answers telephones and takes messages according to City of Toronto telephone practices.
  • Prepares food and beverages by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing, assembling, portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging and labelling etc.
  • Serves food according to portion control and serving temperature guidelines for all age groups.
  • Receives, checks, records, sorts, stores and retrieves food; cleaning; paper and other supplies to and from proper storage areas. Lifts and carries items. Maintains storage areas.
  • Takes temperature of refrigerators, freezers and dishwasher and reports temperatures that are not in the proper range to the supervisor.
  • Rotates food according to First-in/First-out (FIFO) method and expiry dates; maintain regular inventory and emergency supplies; and informs supervisor on purchasing requirements.
  • Loads carts with dishes, utensils, containers and trays necessary for service and delivers to dining and service areas.
  • Delivers food supplies and food to dining/serving and preparation areas and/or units. Collects and disposes of leftovers and waste from these areas.
  • Cleans and clears tables at the start and completion of meals and removes all dirty dishes and flatware, pots and pans to washing area.
  • Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment and appliances such as: ovens streamers, skillets, etc. Washes, cleans and sanitizes all kitchen counters, tables, bins, refrigerators, freezers, dishwasher, dining room furniture, shelves, carts, trolleys, and any equipment used in the preparation of food and in serving areas.
  • Selects and mixes all required cleaning solutions according to WHMIS Legislation and Health and Safety Codes and wears PPE where indicated.
  • Washes all dishes, flatware, pots and pans using dishwashers, pot washers, and/or sink. Checks and documents temperatures, ensuring they are at appropriate ranges for these activities.
  • Wash linens used for children's programming (e.g. bibs, facecloths, bedding) and for food preparation and service (e.g. aprons, towels) in the washing machine
  • Sorts and disposes of garbage according to the recycling program in effect. Bags, removes and transports garbage to disposal areas.
  • Maintains garbage cans and bins in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • Notifies supervisor or designate of necessary maintenance repairs and any unsafe conditions.
  • Locks doors, windows and/or rooms to ensure area is secure.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
  • Experience in preparing and serving food for large groups in an institutional or other food service setting.
Experience working with children in a group setting and caring for the individual needs of children up to 10 years of age in either a volunteer or employment capacity.
    You must also have :
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and clients.
    • Ability to use computers, access and complete online training modules.
    • Must have a valid email address and be able to communicate on a regular basis through email.
    • Strong ability to work effectively as a team member and accurately follow instructions.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to support and implement change reflective of the City of Toronto's Action plan for Confronting Anti-Black Racism.
    • Ability and willingness to provide service that enhances and respects a work culture that values diversity and is inclusive of all clients and staff.
    • General knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, Child and Family Services Act with the ability to apply such legislation in the workplace.
    • General knowledge of Toronto Public Health Guidelines relating to child care environments.
    • General knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, the Sanitation Code and the legislation related to this work.
    • Ability to perform various cleaning duties.
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Operate, lift and move various equipment, supplies and other heavy items.
    • Ability to lift/carry children of various ages and weighing up to 20kgs.
    • Ability to assist with and adhere to Health & Safety practices and COVID-19 related protocols including sanitizing, disinfecting, etc.
    • Understands the nutritional care needs of children (0 to 10 years of age) following various menus.

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

    The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.