FOOD SERVICES HELPER - Seasonal Position

$22.66 - $24.37 hourly
  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • W. Ross Macdonald School, 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON, Canada
  • Jan 11, 2023
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Job Description

Apply By: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:59 pm EDT



Seasonal Position

Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Brantford

Job Term: 1 Temporary, Seasonal position (September to June recurring)

Job Code: 50230 – Helper, Food Service

Salary: $22.66 - $24.37 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 193581 (PDSB23-009)

The Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, Brantford Campus (W. Ross Macdonald School) operates school and student lodging programs with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of the individual children. Are you looking for an opportunity to grow professionally? If so, consider this opportunity, where you will enjoy varied work and challenging responsibilities.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the  OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of  Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation. 


What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of food.
  • Serve prepared meals.
  • Maintain cleanliness of food services area, equipment and utensils.
  • Ensure that food services equipment and supplies are used and stored in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Perform other duties related to the operation of a large school cafeteria.

How do I qualify?

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate experience working in a large volume food services environment.
  • Experience operating commercial and institutional food preparation equipment.
  • Knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques and sanitation standards.
  • Knowledge of basic food preparation including the ability to prepare simples meals, soups, salads, sandwiches, etc.
  • Knowledge of good hygiene and health and safety regulations.
  • Completed Food Handlers Certificate or willingness to obtain.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.


Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Schedule: 4.7

Category: Health and Social Services

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2023


In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

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All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g., one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening, or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code.