In difficult times like the ones that we’re currently living in, having a job in the restaurant industry can be stressful and uncertain. With that being said, it’s good to know that there are other options.
At RPI Consulting Group, we make it our mission to help Canada’s leading healthcare providers find talented and passionate personnel to join their teams. If you’re currently working in the food and beverage (F&B) industry and are seeking a new opportunity, you might be interested to know that healthcare facilities are a very viable option.
Many of the skills that you’ve gained over the years in the F&B industry can be applied in the role of a dietary aide, which is a very fulfilling role where you can make a difference in other people’s lives by looking after their welfare on a day-to-day basis.
What are the duties of a dietary aide?
The main responsibility of a dietary aide is to ensure that residents, mostly in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, receive meals that are prepped in accordance with their dietary restrictions and needs.
In addition to that, your duties may include:
- Serving patients
- Washing dishes and utensils
- Maintaining the cleanliness of the dining area
- Keeping track of inventory levels
- Stocking and storing food appropriately
- Accurate food preparation
- Monitoring of temperatures during and after meal prep
- Menu planning
What do I need to qualify for this role?
Good news – even though this role is considered part of the healthcare sector, you do not need to have prior work experience in the field and only need to meet the following requirements:
- A high school diploma
- A valid food handlers’ certificate
- Previous experience in the food industry
- A passion for customer service and amazing people skills
If this is something that sounds interesting to you, contact us today and speak to one of our Account Managers about your next opportunity as a dietary aide.