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Director of Food Services/Assistant Exec. Director (Cambirdge, ON, Canada)

compensation: competitive compensation
employment type: full-time

To apply for this job, follow link https://app.smoothhiring.com/apply/PEO0001-5CKZ?ps=clp

peopleCare was honoured as one of Canada’s 50 most engaged employers four years in a row. We are a growing family-based organization in long-term care. We strive to exceed expectations. Our staff are engaged and enthusiastic about providing excellent care to our residents. We are constantly evolving and encourage out-of-the box thinking and ideas. We are looking for talented people who embrace change with a positive attitude. Offering great wellness and recognition programs is important to us.

These are exciting times at peopleCare, and we are growing exponentially as we expand our horizons and continue to open a new world of opportunities to honour our mission to change the world of Senior Living!

We are looking for your talents and ideas. If you enjoy challenges, strive to increase efficiency, and enjoy working with people – then apply to the great leadership opportunity below!

THE ROLE
As a member of the peopleCare team, the Director of Food Service/Assistant Executive Director manages all aspects of food services within the facility to meet the nutritional needs of residents. The Director of Food Service/Assistant Executive Director will ensure the provision of high-quality care for the residents while maintaining budgetary considerations and legislative requirements. The Director of Food Service/Assistant Executive Director will ensure the residents enjoy a pleasurable dining experience within the scope of dietary practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervises the preparation and service of all meals and nourishments following specified menus and standardized recipes.
• Assists the Executive Director to ensure that the home-wide Quality Management Program is implemented and ongoing, specifically within the Dietary Department.
• Acts in place of the Executive Director when needed
• Completes special projects in consultation with the Executive Director
• Chairs the home’s Leadership Committee in partnership with the Executive Director
• Liaises with Ministry of Long Term Care, Ministry of Labour, Public Health and other regulatory bodies as needed
• Participates in labour management meetings
• Supports home’s leadership team with Human Resource issues in consultation with the Executive Director and Human Resources at Leadership Support.
• Tracks and reviews quality data, Critical Incidents and Mandatory Reports
• Is the on-site contact for regulatory bodies in the absence of the Executive Director
• Supports on-call manager outside of regular business hours
• Reviews the budget for the home to ensure compliance and identify barriers
• Promotes a positive team spirit within the department and the home.
• Control of the operational budget for the Dietary department including adherence to food
service related enhancement contracts.
• Follows infection control procedures.
• Selects, orients, supervises, delegates tasks, and evaluate the performance of the Dietary
staff. Prepares performance reviews. Ensures staff participation in orientation and ongoing
training. Encourages staff development.
• Ensures compliance with all provincial/long-term care regulations and established
peopleCare requirements.
• Refers residents or family members as necessary to Consulting Dietitian for counseling on
therapeutic diets.
• Assists in Union matters related to grievance procedures, labour relations management, and
contract negotiations, when necessary.
• Conducts daily inspections of the Department to identify/resolve any potential hazards or
problems.
• Ensures all Dietary employees are informed of hazards in the Department.
• Responsible for maintaining departmental absenteeism and sick day management.
Responsible to hold, record and follow up monthly staff meetings.
• Ensures Dietary staff compliance with home policies and procedures, including safety and
sanitation rules and safe working practices.
• Continued monitoring and ongoing documentation of low and stable moderate resident
nutritional status with referral to the Consulting Dietitian if health status changes
negatively.
• Participation as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the development and evaluation
of Resident care plans and attending Resident Care Conferences.
• Ensures maintenance of operational records (i.e.: menus, production charts, food
temperatures and refrigerator, freezer and dish machine temperatures) as required.
• Oversees catering services for all scheduled home functions.
• Attends Resident Council and Family Council when invited.
• Works co-operatively with the health care team in preparation for accreditation.
• Participates actively in department, home and community committees as requested.
• Establishment of ongoing quality management activities in conjunction with that of the
entire home to monitor the appropriateness and effectiveness of the dietary department.
• Arranges staffing coverage and scheduling changes following established procedures.
• Attends all pertinent home in-services, community educational sessions and other
necessary training sessions as provided.
• Work with and responds to Ministry of Health / Public Health inquiries, orders or issues.
• Ongoing communication with residents, family members, and staff regarding department
activities.
• Remain current with trends in nutritional care and new food service products and methods.
• Is knowledgeable of Resident Bill of Rights and promotes it.
• Performs other duties as are necessary and appropriate.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Successful completion of an accredited program as a Food Service Supervisor/Nutrition
Manager.
• Holds current membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management - CSNM.
• Has completed or is enrolled in a program in Long Term Care, Administration or
Management as per Long Term Care Health Act: Reg. 19/10-212 (4)
• Proven experience in large quantity food preparation, financial planning and food
purchasing.
• Proven supervisory experience in a unionized long term care setting.
• Must be knowledgeable of nutritional needs of the residents in an LTC home.
• Must be knowledgeable of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation, Food Safety Code of
Practice and Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating, CCHSA/ORCA, Ontario's Long Term
Care Home Program manual, and OH&S Act and regulations, and have knowledge of the
inspection protocol process.

To apply for this job, follow link https://app.smoothhiring.com/apply/PEO0001-5CKZ?ps=clp

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