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About the Position
Position: 855 - Kitchen Volunteer
Organization: Bethell Hospice
Position Address: Bethell House - Inglewood
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
Description
Volunteers providing assistance in the kitchen are interested in food preparation, re-stocking and maintenance of sanitary practices for cleanliness, ensuring that food preparation standards are met.
- Prepare and store food according to Food Safety Standards
- Offer resident food choices following Bethell Hospice philosophy regarding client-centered care
- Prepare meal trays ensuring presentation of food is attractive
- Deliver meals to residents and clear dishes from resident rooms
- Report meals residents have eaten
- Prepare snacks, tea and coffee as required
- Prepare light lunch (soup) for staff, volunteers and visitors (Morning Kitchen Shift)
- Communicate regarding needed food and other supplies
- Clean equipment, tools, work areas and kitchen per health, safety and sanitation regulations
- Run dishwasher as required
- Follow kitchen guidelines as set by the Ministry of Health
- Check and maintain adequate levels of supplies
- Perform temperature audits to ensure refrigerator and freezer are at correct temperatures
- Set up/clear rooms for special meetings as required

Goal
Hospice volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Bethell Hospice trans-disciplinary team who generously give of themselves and their time. They each bring unique gifts to those they serve. The Food Services Volunteer, under the direction of the Facility Coordinator, ensures that clients receive healthy meals and that sanitation standards are maintained.

Benefits
Volunteer in a team environment, make friends!
Join in caring for those in your community
Apply your unique skills and expertise
Learn more about hospice palliative care services in your community

Position Qualifications
- Minimum of 18 years of age
- General proficiency in English for reading and writing, with basic math
- Sensitive, compassionate, flexible and conscientious
- Open-minded and non-judgmental
- Respect for diversity, equity and inclusivity
- Responsible, punctual and reliable
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Courteous and effective communication; active listening skills
- Work within role boundaries and position scope
- Work well in a team or independently, open to guidance as an opportunity for self-growth
- Manage stressful situations, remain calm in an emergency
- Strong time management skills
- Comfortable asking questions and seeking information
- Meet physical requirements of the position
- Review of kitchen routine guidelines, food handling manual and completion of Bethell House food handling course
- Successfully completed screening requirements and minimum of Hospice Lite training
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening
One year

Training
Hospice Lite Training will be held in the Fall 2016. Please contact jfulham@bethellhospice for more details

Area(s) of Interest: Food Services, Healthcare
How to Contact
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http://www.bethellhospice.org


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