Dietary Aide - #828971

Nunavut Government

Date: Oct 9, 2021
City: Iqaluit, NU
Salary: $52,475 / year
Contract type: Full time
Nunavut Government
Reference number:
Type of employment:
Type of Employment 2:
Restricted to residents of Iqaluit only
Union Status:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance:
No staff housing available
Closing Date:
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of 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. The incumbent must be able to communicate in Inuktitut. A High School Diploma and Food services certification are considered assets as well as experience in a health care institution or a similar setting. The ability to communicate in French is also considered as an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

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 more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.

  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.

  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.

  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut

P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

Phone: 867-975-6222

Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993

Fax: 867-975-6220


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