Nutrition & Food Services - Pooling Posting, Northern NS

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Truro, NS, CA, B2N 5A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 117395
Location: Northern Zone - Various Sites
Company: NSHA
Department: Nutrition & Food Services
Type of Employment: Casual Vacancies
Union Status:  ​​​​​​​Support
 Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.



Our Northern zone Nutrition & Food Services Department is hiring for multiple positions!


Are you looking to start your new or next career job in Nutrition & Food Services?  We have openings in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou County (Sutherland Harris & Aberdeen Hospital)!


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



Utility Worker

Assist supervisory and skilled food service personnel in the preparation and serving of food for patients, staff and visitors. *Grade 12 education required, Food Safety and Sanitation Course required or willingness to obtain upon 6 months of hire.


Cook’s Helper

The Cook’s Helper is responsible for the safe preparation of food for clients, using basic food preparation and reheating of some menu items and responsible for serving of food as required, in accordance with the menu guidelines and therapeutic restrictions. * Grade 12 or equivalent required, Food Safety and Sanitation Course required or willingness to obtain within six months, one (1) year related experience required


Cook II

The Cook plans, organizes and participates in the preparation and service of food in accordance with daily menu for residents, adult day clientele, staff and caterings. * Grade 12 or equivalent required, Food Safety/Food Handlers Course required or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire, minimum one (1) year recent cooking experience required


Senior Cook 

The is responsible for ensuring that patients receive appropriate food based on required standards within the dietary department.  Food preparation and production functions are in accordance to established objectives and policies.

Hours of Work

* Casual Relief Positions

Salary Information


Utility Worker: $17.0904 - $17.8026 hourly 


Cook’s Helper: $20.2517 - $22.5017 hourly


Cook II: $20.2517 - $22.5017 hourly


Senior Cook: $21.9926 - $24.5753


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Support bargaining unit - position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent 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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