House of Friendship - Cook

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At House of Friendship we believe in what we are doing. We get out of bed each day to make a difference in our community; to walk with and to serve. We are not happy with the status quo. We get energy from ongoing learning and growth. We lead with passion and believe without a doubt that everyone deserves to belong and thrive. We live and breathe our values of Compassion, Inclusion, Justice, Dignity and Hope. And we have fun!

Sounds pretty great doesn’t it? It is! 

We are seeking a responsible, professional and experienced individual to join the kitchen team at the Charles St. Men’s Shelter. This individual will be responsible for preparing meals and snacks according to Canada’s Food Guide while using donations and food inventory.

** This is a permanent, part-time position. 15-29 hours per week, shifts generally between the hours of 6:00 am - 7:30 pm, with flexibility to work 1 weekend per month to meet the needs of the program. **

Your key responsibilities include:

  1. Meal and snack preparation
  2. Assist with preparation of bagged lunches for men
  3. Assist with receiving, sorting and distribution of food donations
  4. Assist with regular rotation of food inventory
  5. Assist with maintaining the organization and cleanliness of the kitchen area, cooler, freezer and dry storage
  6. Daily use of industrial kitchen equipment
  7. Daily use of industrial cleaning products (i.e. chemicals)
  8. Work alongside and engage program participants and volunteers
  9. Attend and participate in team meetings
  10. Attend and participate in various House of Friendship events, trainings, etc.
  11. Checking work email and responding to emails in a timely manner
  12. Provide back up support for kitchen staff who are away from work due to illness, vacation, trainings, etc.
  13. All team members at House of Friendship are responsible for working in a healthy and safe manner


Your skills and experience include:

  1. 1-2 years of college degree or diploma in related field
  2. A current Food Handlers Certificate
  3. Current Standard First Aid certificate, or willingness to obtain upon hire
  4. Current Naloxone training, or willingness to obtain upon hire
  5. Ability to stand for long periods of time
  6. Ability to repeatedly life heavy items throughout each shift (i.e. 50 lbs)
  7. Ability to work independently as well as in a team situation
  8. Must have exemplary emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management and problem solving skills
  9. Respectful, supportive and engaging approach to persons with physical disabilities, addictions, mental health and other life challenges
  10. Experience working within a not-for-profit and/or social services environment is preferred
  11. Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of House of Friendship is expected

Note: Working with and encountering participants who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and/or experiencing symptoms of mental illness can be expected.

If you are as passionate as we are about serving the community, let’s talk.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by July 25, 2019.

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