• Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • 255 Ontario Street South, Milton, ON, Canada
  • May 25, 2023
Full-Time Support Jobs

Job Description

Apply By: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 11:59 pm EDT


Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Milton

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

Job Code: 50214 - Cook 2

Salary: $23.80 - $25.72 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 199852

Competition PDSB23-102

The Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, Milton Campus (Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf and Trillium Demonstration School) operates school/student lodging programs with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, personal, social, emotional, and developmental needs of the individual children.

Are you an experienced Cook seeking regularly scheduled hours primarily during weekdays? If so, consider bringing your culinary expertise to this position where your primary role will be to prepare, cook and serve nutritious and appetizing meals.

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

  • Prepare a wide variety of foods through standard volume cooking methods, ensuring adherence to prescribed menus, works schedules and dietary charts;
  • Maintain cleanliness of food services area, equipment/utensils;
  • Assist in the receiving and stocking of food items;
  • Assist with inventory of supplies;
  • Perform other duties related to the operation of a large school cafeteria.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Experience

·       You have thorough knowledge of food preparation, storage techniques/procedures and proper kitchen equipment operations, normally acquired through completion of a post-secondary education in chef/cook training course or related work experience;

·       Completed Food Handlers Certificate or willingness to obtain;

·       You have demonstrated experience in institutional cooking methods and procedures, especially in large volume cooking;

·       You have experience operating commercial/institutional food preparation equipment;

·       You know nutritional principles to assist in planning menus.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

·       You have excellent communication skills including the ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions;

·       You have the ability to work independently and as a team member;

·       Ability to communicate in American Sign language (ASL) or willingness to learn.

Physical Work

·       You have the ability to work shifts and perform physical work.


·       1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 255 Ontario St S, Milton, Central 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, May 24, 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), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.

Send application to: and quote Competition # PDSB23-102 in your application.


Collection of Information

Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.

Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

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 Tuesday, June 20, 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's Human Rights Code.