Our valued client is seeking a:

Director of Dietary Services – Barrie, Ontario


Our valued client is a 128 bed long term care home that is dedicated to providing an innovative continuum of quality services and supports, promoting healthy aging in the heart of Barrie, Ontario.


The Director of Dietary Services (DDS) is accountable for the overall management of the dietary department and the delivery of a fine dining experience for 128 residents. Through effective management of allocated resources and development of a strong team, the DDS will ensure the delivery of optimal care and service, based on legislative requirements and home standards.

The DDS is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the Homes Mission, core values, employee guiding principles, standards of employee conduct and management staff code of ethics, ensure resident safety, and demonstrate customer service excellence.


  • Plans, co-ordinates, directs and monitors the effectiveness of all operational activities within the dietary department
  • Develops and sustains operational plans for the effective operation of the dietary department
  • In conjunction with the Director of HR, leads an effective recruitment, orientation, and performance management process in accordance with the Homes standards for all employees within the department
  • Establishes, monitors and evaluates staffing patterns, work schedules and learning needs in accordance with the annual budget and with Collective Bargaining Agreements, as applicable
  • Leads the development of the annual departmental budget
  • Manages and monitors all expenditures and ensures effective and efficient procurement and supply control procedures within the department
  • Models and fosters an environment of positive customer service in all aspects of care
  • Responds promptly to concerns of residents and family members, mediating a satisfactory response to concerns and implements action plans to avoid reoccurrence of similar issues
  • Chairs Resident’s Food Committee meeting and ensures residents are satisfied with meals
  • Promotes a positive working environment with the service providers working with the Home and establishes and maintains positive communication between the Home and the community and suppliers
  • Contributes to the development and creation of a safe work culture, leading by example in all aspects of health and safety
  • Ensures direct reports adhere to the OH&S Act and Regulations, all policies and procedures and that personal protective equipment is worn
  • In conjunction with the Director of HR, conducts regular safety audits and inspections of the department
  • Ensures the implementation of a complete quality and risk management program for the department
  • Ensures that all risk areas identified are addressed in a timely manner and according to corporate policy and applicable legislation
  • Fosters good working relationships with relevant persons within the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)
  • Develops menus, meal cycles and production sheets in compliance of MOH legislation
  • Implements processes and systems to ensure compliance to all standards on an ongoing basis


  • Must possess certification as Food Service Supervisor/Nutrition Manager from a recognized governing body
  • Must possess current membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
  • Demonstrated experience in large quantity food preparation, financial planning and food purchasing
  • Must be knowledgeable of nutritional needs of the residents in a LTC home;
  • Demonstrated expertise in catering for LTC environment
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be knowledgeable of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation, Food Safety Code of Practice and Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, relevant sections of the Long Term Care Homes Act and regulations 2007, ORCA and OH&S Act
  • Computer skills including Excel/Word/Outlook
  • Knowledge of Point Click Care an asset


  • Excellent compensation package and benefits package designed to attract star performers

Please apply in confidence to:

Jacinth Tracey
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855-305-4078 ext. 208

We invite interested candidates to submit their resume in confidence. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will contact only those selected for interviews.

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.


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