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Dietary Aide

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Type of employment: 
$57,361 to $65,120 per year, 37.5 per week shift schedule
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Food Services, the Dietary Aide works in collaboration with the cook, nursing and nutrition staff to provide nutrition for patients in a clean and safe environment. The position is responsible for preparing and serving appropriate and safe food and beverage to patients. The position is also responsible for ensuring that the cafeteria and kitchen are cleaned and maintained in accordance with regulations, policies and departmental procedures.

The Dietary Aide delivers meals and snacks to patients admitted to the hospital and is a key member of the health care team. The position also ensures that the food service department is clean and presented to the general public in a way that is representative of a hospital that meets Accreditation Council Standard. As a front-line staff for infection control, the Dietary Aid ensures that the principal for food safety, infection control and cross contamination are strictly adhered to. Other duties may include disposing of refuse daily and relining trash receptacles in accordance with sanitation procedures. The Aide will also assist with maintaining inventory by stocking cupboards, refrigerators and freezers as necessary and reporting low inventory to the Food Service Manager when necessary. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a minimum of Grade (6) six. A High School Diploma and Food services certification are considered assets as well as experience in a health care institution or a similar setting. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory condition of employment. Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination with your application.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
Expiry Options: 
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