Food Service Worker - Nutrition and Food Services

Req ID: 145167
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital  
Department: NFS Nutrition & Food Services SSRH

Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 12 position(s)

Status: CUPE Support Position
Posting Closing Date: 1-Jun-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.




Reporting to the Manager, Food Services or Coordinator, Food Services, the Food Service Worker is responsible for the meal preparation, service and delivery and for the sanitation and cleaning related to the provision of safe, nutritious meal service to the clients served by the facility.  The Food Service Worker exhibits sound judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions of the Service and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.



  • Grade XII.
  • Successful completion of Food Handlers Course within the past five years.
  • Experience in health care food service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other staff, clients and management.
  • Willingness to learn, accept direction and work effectively in a team environment following established policies and procedures.
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health.
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position, including heavy lifting; to withstand the demands of walking and standing during shifts; to work in an environment with heat and temperature fluctuations; and to work flexible hours; traveling/working at other sites as required.
  • Regular attendance in current and previous employment.
  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.  Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.  Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applicants are incomplete or missing information.


Hours of Work

Casual Relief 

Shifts include days, nights and weekends.

Travel to various sites may be required.

Salary Information

$19.16 - $19.92 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Support bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


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


Nova Scotia Health 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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