Rideau Careers

How To Apply



Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the seniors living industry or you are looking for a new place to volunteer, this is the right place for you!

Rideau Retirement Residence and the Chalmers Foundation can count more than 80 team members amongst their staff and volunteers. Recreation staff, Servers, Nurses, Care Aides, Housekeepers and more are only some of the very important people working to ensure our residents are well taken care of every hour of every day. Our positions are either permanent or casual.

While we might not always have job openings available, we are always interested in hearing from you.

If you think you would be a good fit for our organization, or if any of the above job descriptions matches your criteria, please send us your resume to info@rideauresidence.ca

Job Descriptions


Food services – Cook

Prepares and/or serves meals, and provides direction to food service workers, clients, and/or volunteers. Positions are available both in the kitchen as cook, or in the front of house as a server. Typical functions and responsibilities include preparing meals and snacks in accordance with established menus and recipes, by performing duties such as planning food preparation and cooking schedules, cooking, roasting, grilling, baking, testing for palatability, and carving. Modifies and adjusts established menus as required.

Food services – Server

Provides food service by performing duties such as setting up dining areas, bringing out and putting
away supplies, operating dispensing machines, and serving food and beverages. Operates a cash
register, and takes cash and/or meal tickets for food items. Performs limited food preparation such as heating prepared food, and making tea, coffee, toast, salads, and sandwiches. Assists Cooks by performing duties such as washing, peeling, slicing, and storing vegetables and fruit, and counting, weighing, and measuring ingredients.


Perform basic administrative/reception duties. Typical functions and responsibilities include running errands to assist guests, arranging transportation and upon residents and guests request, provide information and recommendations on facility and features, dining, entertainment and recreation. Additional duties can include assisting other departments with small tasks and assisting residents in getting in touch with the correct department.


Performs housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping floors, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, and
washing walls, windows, and ceilings. Typical functions and responsibilities include cleaning, washing, and disinfecting building areas such as walls, windows, ceilings, floors, carpets, air vents, furniture, mattresses, blinds, and washrooms by methods such as dusting, polishing, vacuuming, sweeping, wet mopping, shampooing, waxing, and buffing, using various manual and power cleaning equipment.


Performs wellness and assistive duties such as monitoring resident well-being in accordance with the policy of the residence. Typical functions and responsibilities include performing medication assistance and care tasks, including BP monitoring, Catheter care, medication assistance/administration including eye drops, eye ointments, inhalers, and more as delegated or when part of routine assistance of daily living.




As a not for profit foundation, we operate thanks to the generosity and the support of our community. This means that we always welcome new volunteers to help us with activities, events and more casual commitments.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, reach out to Chloe at marketing@chalmersfdn.ca to receive all the information you need and to apply!