Journeyman/woman Cook
in Windsor, NS

Windsor, NS
Part-time - Permanent
$20.00 - $22.36 / hour
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Dykeland Lodge is a home-like long term care facility located in beautiful Windsor, Nova Scotia. We are committed to adding life to years by providing quality, compassionate, resident-centered care by a dedicated, competent and valued team.

We are currently looking for a Permanent Part-time Cook. This is a 0.9 position.

Posting Closing Date: -24 March 2023


The cook is responsible for the preparation and handling of food in accordance with food safety regulations. You will prepare menu items using standardized recipes and may be required to calculate food requirements and determine food cooking time. You will be responsible for the storage of perishable food items and leftovers to avoid food wastage. The cook is responsible for proper care and use of all equipment. You enable support and provide quality resident centered care, consistent with available resources and in accordance with the mission, vision, values, code of conduct and policies of Dykeland Lodge.

  • Plan and prepare meals according to established standards, procedures, recipes and menus, including preparing special meals to meet appropriate therapeutic menu modifications as needed
  • Follow proper sanitation procedures in the handling, preparation and distribution of food
  • Conduct regular temperature audits of food and refrigerators/freezers
  • Be diligent in providing for the safety of residents at all time
  • Label and date all leftovers for storage and plan the efficient use of such leftovers
  • Check menu and pull out sheets and thaws frozen items accordingly; when pullout sheets are done correct to new menus and foods are ordered in as needed
  • Operate equipment within the department following safety guidelines and cleaning policies and report any malfunctioning equipment to Maintenance department
  • Clean all work surfaces and equipment (throughout the day) following proper safety, cleaning and sanitation rules
  • Provide leadership and direction to other Foodservice staff


We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Must have a Valid Journeyman Chef License with Inter-Provincial Red Seal or be working towards completing Journeyman papers
  • Valid Food Handlers Course (Advanced Certification an asset)
  • At least one year experience cooking in a Long-Term Care/Residential Care setting will be considered an asset
  • Have an understanding, promote and practice resident-centered care
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of residents, staff, family and volunteers
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety and ethical practice
  • Demonstrated commitment to on-going learning and professional development
  • Physically capable to perform the duties of the position including, but not limited to:
  • Ability to lift/push 35lbs
  • Ability to withstand the demands of walking, standing, lifting and bending for the majority of the workday
  • Demonstrated record of attending scheduled shifts on consistent basis
  • Demonstrated regular attendance in current and past employment
  • Available to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays and call-ins

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Compensation and Incentives

Salary: $ 20.00- $22.36/hour

Hours of Work: 0600-1730 hrs

  • Join us now and move with us to our brand-new, world class facility, currently in the planning stage
  • Free Parking
  • Compensation package- including medical, dental, LTD and pension
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • Referral/Incentive Program
  • A supportive work environment and a strong leadership team
  • "Kudos" Internal Recognition Program
  • Employee Recognition Gathering (BBQs, Holiday Party, Potlucks, Professional Week Celebrations, etc)
  • Fun Days/Social committee
  • Free access to current e-learning through SURGE and opportunities to take part in job related training and development, such as The Working Mind, Art of Resilience, GPA, PACE
  • Conveniently Located 25 minutes from Sackville/Bedford/Wolfville area
  • Green Space
  • We promote from within

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Dykeland Lodge requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Dykeland Lodge is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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