Nutrition & Food Services - Opportunities in South Shore, Southwest and Valley

Req ID: 123690
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
 Zone - South Shore, Southwest and Valley area sites
Department: Nutrition & Food Services 
Type of Employment: Casual  Casual Relief  (3%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: Casual Relief Positions

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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.

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Our Western zone Nutrition & Food Services Department is hiring for multiple positions across the Region.


Are you looking to start your new or next career job in Nutrition & Food Services?  We have openings in the South Shore, Southwest and Annapolis Valley!


This is a pooling posting, your application will be paired with an existing vacancy. To view all of our current vacancies, please go to



Food Service Worker

Perform assigned duties in meal preparation, meal delivery, cafeteria service and cleaning.   * Grade 12 education or demonstrated skills and/or relevant work experience, equivalency must be clearly stated in your cover letter and resume, Food Safety Level 1 (Food Handlers) required or willing to obtain within six (6) months


Food Production Worker

Perform assigned duties in meal preparation, heating/reheating of food, meal service, cafeteria and catering service and cleaning related to providing quality, safe and nutritious food as per the food service model to the patients, clients and customers of the facility/community. * Grade 12 education or demonstrated skills and/or relevant work experience, equivalency must be clearly stated in your cover letter and resume, successful completion of Food Handlers Course within the past five years or willing to obtain within six (6) months



The Cook is responsible for the preparation and cooking of food as required for the patient/client menu.  The Cook follows quantity recipes ensuring menu choices produced meet quality standards. The Cook is responsible to maintain high standards of food safety and sanitation by consistently complying with procedures/guidelines and systems. * Grade 12 education or demonstrated skills and/or relevant work experience, equivalency must be clearly stated in your cover letter and resume, Food Safety Level 1 required or willing to obtain within six (6) months, two (2) years recent cooking experience required

Hours of Work

* Casual Relief Positions 

Salary Information


Food Service Worker: $17.09 - $17.80 hourly 


Food Production Worker: $20.09 - $21.91 hourly


Cook: $20.25 - $22.50 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives  

​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. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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