Dietary Aide

November 16, 2023
Vancouver, BC
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Southview Heights & Terrace
Salary Range:
$19.44 per hour
7252 Kerr Street
Posting Expires:
December 15, 2023
Applications Accepted By:
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The Salvation Army's Southview Heights and Terrace is a Senior Residence located in South Vancouver. We are looking for casual Dietary Aids who wish to work in a warm and loving environment. Your job would be to help serve home-cooked style meals, in a restaurant-like setting. You would be required to assist in food prep, set and clear tables, keep beverage areas stocked and sanitized, and work with the cooks and other food services staff to ensure a smooth, professional delivery of service.

An understanding of the differences between Assisted Living and Independent Living is not necessary but would be an asset.


  • Able to assist cooks in food preparation (cutting vegetables, peeling, portioning, dishing desserts)
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work in a restaurant-style environment.
  • Read, understand, and follow duty lists and cleaning lists.
  • Able to organize time for meal service and clean up.
  • Takes direction from Food Services Manager and Cooks.
  • Understand the Assisted Living concept and Independent Living and the difference between the two.
  • Understands the importance of making sure the correct meal is served when a formal request has been issued by the Assisted Living Manager.
  • Sets up and serves at mealtimes and snack times.
  • Keeps beverage area stocked and sanitized.
  • Keeps coffee pots, carafes, and coffee machine clean.
  • Does preparation for the next day.
  • Adheres to all principles and directives of Food Safe in the storage, handling, and preparation of food.
  • Consistently keeps work areas clean and sanitized
  • Ensures that meals are served in a professional and polite manner.
  • Accepts deliveries and ensures that orders are correct and properly stored.
  • Operates all equipment safely as per procedures.
  • Works cooperatively with other kitchen and food service staff to ensure smooth, professional delivery of service.
  • Assists with managing leftovers and cleaning up at the end of shift.
  • Inform the Food Services Manager or Cook when items are getting low for reordering.
  • Notifies the Food Services Manager of any concerns with tenants, staff, and inventory.
  • Responsible for making sure items are taken out of freezer or storage prepared in time for meal service.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • High school graduate.
  • Certificate in Food Safe Level 1.
  • Criminal Records Check
  • TB Test
  • WHIMS certificate.


  • One year of experience in food service preferably in the service industry.


  • Excellent oral and communication in English.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to read and implement duties and work routines.
  • Able to support the mission statement of Southview Heights and Terrace.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A TB Test

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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