Summer Student Opportunities

The Summer Student Program offers eligible students an opportunity to gain meaningful temporary employment and experience working for a large employer.

Subject to budget approval and in compliance with the Union Collective Agreements, Windsor Regional hospital annually hires eligible post-secondary students to work during the summer.

A typical summer student position runs from May to September. Students must be 17 years of age or older to apply.


POSITION OVERVIEW

Guest Services Network Summer Student participates in various activities and projects as designated by the Coordinator - Guest Services Network, Food & Nutrition Supervisors, and Environmental Services Supervisors.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Housekeeping
  • Washing floors, walls, windows
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Collecting Garbage, biomedical waste, recycling
  • Vacuuming, & extracting carpets
  • Maintaining floors using the appropriate equipment

Food and Nutrition

  • Responsible for preparing food, assembling baking, working with fryers, grills
  • Handling cash, delivering and picking up trays,
  • Working in the dish room,
  • Cleaning floors

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good health and hygiene
  • High standards of sanitation and safety
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience in food service, housekeeping
  • Demonstrates a mature, professional and responsible attitude
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • General good health and a level of fitness appropriate to the demands of the position
  • Ability to work safely in accordance with all aspects of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age by May 1, 2020;
  • Must be a Post-Secondary student attending an accredited University or Community College or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalent;
  • Must be attending school on a full-time basis at the time of application. Full - time attendance at school is defined as 4 or more courses per semester;
  • To remain eligible you must complete the Winter semester on a full-time basis and
  • Must be returning to full-time attendance in September of 2020;
  • Must be available to work all shifts beginning the first day after final University/College exams, for example, late April or early May;
  • Must hold and maintain a Food Handler Certificate from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit
  • Upon selection, students must satisfactorily complete a pre-placement medical examination arranged by Windsor Regional Hospital, and provide the hospital with an acceptable Vulnerable Police Clearance confirmation.
  • Students are eligible to be employed in the Student Program not more than three consecutive program years.

ONLINE APPLICATION

To apply, you must complete the Online Application Form prior to the closing date of March 20, 2020.

 

CONTACT US

WRH Human Resources Department
1030 Ouellette Ave.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 1E1
Phone: (519) 254-5577 ext. 33970
Email: Adriana.Pizzo@wrh.on.ca

 

FAQ's

What is the Summer Student Program?

The Summer Student Program is an initiative that provides eligible students the opportunity to gain meaningful temporary employment and experience working for a large employer. Subject to budget approval and in compliance with the Union Collective Agreements, Windsor Regional Hospital annually hires eligible post-secondary students to work during the summer.

To keep the hiring of students for the Summer Student Program fair and equitable, the selection of students to be considered is based on established qualifications and availability, with successful applicants entered into a lottery for final selection. Therefore, student applicants that have the required qualifications and available schedules will ALL be selected by a lottery system. Past employment with the hospital is not a priority.

The number of students to be hired for the current year is yet to be determined. The HR Department will contact applicants for a telephone screen interview. Those successful in that process will be asked to attend a personal interview. Those successful after the interview process will be selected by a lottery.

What is the period of employment for the Summer Student Program?

Students are typically hired to work under the Summer Student Program beginning early May 2020 to September 2020 and December 15th, 2020 to January 15th, 2021 (optional).

What are the qualifications/requirements to be eligible to apply?

To be eligible for the Summer Student Program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age by May 1, 2020
  • Must be a Post-Secondary student attending an accredited University or Community College or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalent
  • Must be attending school on a full-time basis at the time of application. Full - time attendance at school is defined as 4 or more courses per semester
  • To remain eligible you must complete the Winter semester on a full-time basis and
  • Must be returning to full-time attendance in September of 2020;
  • Must be available to work all shifts beginning the first day after final University/College exams, for example, late April or early May;
  • Must hold and maintain a Food Handler Certificate from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit.
  • Upon selection, students must satisfactorily complete a pre-placement medical examination arranged by Windsor Regional Hospital, and provide the hospital with an acceptable Vulnerable Police Clearance confirmation.
  • Students are eligible to be employed in the Student Program not more than three consecutive program years.

Are grade twelve (12) students who are registered to attend University or a Community College in the fall of the hiring year eligible to be hired under the Summer Student Program?

Grade twelve (12) students are not eligible for the Summer Student Program because students hired through this program are required to start work beginning in early May to meet the operational needs of the departments.

How does the Windsor Regional Hospital determine the validity of educational institutions?

The Windsor Regional Hospital utilizes governmental educational listings from Canada and the United States to determine accreditation of schools within these countries.

Why is a Food Handler Certificate from the Windsor/Essex Health Unit required?

In order to provide appropriate placement and scheduling of summer students in a manner that ensures patient safety and satisfies operational requirements of the hiring departments, as a condition of employment all students hired under the Summer Student Program are required to hold and maintain a current Food Handler Certificate.

Students being offered Summer Student employment will be required to present their original valid and recognized Food Handler Certificate at the time of documentation Failure to provide an original valid and recognized Safe Food Handling Certificate as required will result in ineligibility and subsequent disqualification.

Where can I obtain a Food Handler Certificate?

The following providers are acceptable and offer valid Food Handler Certification at a cost. The cost is to be paid by the applicant. Windsor Regional Hospital does not reimburse this cost. Independent learning materials can be purchased from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit. Or, students wishing to participate in an online learning format.

Applications would be excluded from the process for one (or more) of the following reasons:
  • The application is not submitted before the application deadline date.
  • Incomplete data on the application.
  • An applicant is ineligible for the Summer Student Program (see question above: What are the Qualifications/Requirements to be eligible to apply?).

What would enable an applicant to be successful in the Summer Student Selection process?

To be successful in the Summer Student Selection process an applicant will demonstrate:
  • Experience and commitment to providing service in accordance with Windsor Regional Hospital Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Availability to work the required program period
  • Available for all shifts and call-ins.

What is the rate of pay?

Students hired under the Summer Student Program are considered Summer Student employees for the full duration of employment and receive the summer student rate as outlined in the respective collective agreement. The student rate may vary from year to year, so check the job posting for the current rate of pay. Students are not entitled to any fringe benefits.

When and where is the Summer Student Program advertised?

The Summer Student Program is advertised continuously on the Windsor Regional Hospital website while applications are being accepted. Equal consideration will be given to family members of employees of the Hospital and applications from the general public.

How do I apply?

Summer Student Program Applications are available only on the Windsor Regional Hospital website while applications are being accepted up to March 20th, 2020. Students must complete and submit the online application following the instructions below prior to the application period expiry date.

No paper copies will be accepted.

Please ensure you select:

  • "Summer Student" under the "Type of Position(s) applied for:"
  • Indicate whether you are returning to school full time in September
  • and the corresponding year of study in September
  • Attach a resume as per instructions.

How will I know if my application has been received?

Following the submission of your application, you will receive an email from jobs@wrh.on.ca thanking you for your interest.

When will the Summer Student selection process be completed?

The selection process will be completed by April 10, 2020.

How will I be notified if I have been selected?

Students will be contacted directly for a prescreen/interview and advised of the next steps to be completed.

It is extremely important that students respond within the deadline date and time provided.

Can I be rehired to work more than once through the Summer Student Program?

Yes, however, eligible students may only work for a maximum of three (3) consecutive program years.

What is the procedure for rehire students?

Students eligible for rehiring must meet all eligibility criteria and resubmit their application to the Summer Student Program to be considered. Returning students will receive no additional consideration over other applicants. The selection of students to be rehired is based on the student's performance appraisal from the previous year, and it will be at the discretion of the hiring manager as well as inclusion in the lottery process.