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Job Number:  46994
Cook, Casual (on call)
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
(51 days ago)
MPA Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Type: Casual
Location: Abbotsford Salary: $18.81 – $20.67

POSTING NUMBER:         2018-39


POSITION:                         Cooks, Casual (on call)


UNION:                              HEU – MPA Certification


PROGRAM:                        Glacierview Apartments & Skyline Lodge



SALARY RANGE:               Grid 6: $18.81 – $20.67


AVAILABILITY:                  On call coverage for sick calls and vacation blocks.

                                            Applicants must be available to accept casual shifts for blocks of work, mornings & evenings as well as weekends.

                                            Two shift types 7 days/week: 0630 hrs – 1430 hrs

                                                                                       and 1030 hrs – 1830 hrs


START DATE:                    ASAP


All candidates subject to a criminal records search.

Qualifications and job description attached.


Please indicate posting number 2018-39 when sending applications and resumes to:     

Diana Pham, Human Resources Coordinator


No later than 4 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018

At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.  





Job Description – Cook

Glacierview Apartments Assisted Living &
Skyline Lodge Licensed Housing



Classification Benchmark:               Cook 2


Grid Level:                                           Grid 6


Collective Agreement:                      Community Subsector Association


Reports to:                                           Head Cook



Job Summary


The Glacierview Apartments Assisted Living Program and Skyline Lodge Licensed Housing Program provide assistance, support and basic skill training to members in their living environment while encouraging independence, self-responsibility, and healthy lifestyle choices.


In a manner consistent with MPA’s mission, philosophy and policies, and under the supervision of the Head Cook, the Cook works independently and as part of a team to deliver food services for up to 50 members per day. The Cook is responsible for meal preparation, serving and clean-up, and engaging the members, while working in conjunction with all the staff at Glacierview Apartments and Skyline Lodge.



Functions & Responsibilities

  1. In consultation with the Head Cook, prepares and serves up to 50 meals, 3 times per day in accordance with established menus and recipes, by performing duties such as planning food preparation and cooking schedules, cooking, grilling, baking, tasting for palatability, and carving. Modifies and adjusts established menus as required.
  2. Ensures the purchase of food supplies consistent with the established rotational menu plan by performing such duties as estimating food and supply requirements, placing purchase orders with external suppliers, receiving supplies, checking invoices against orders and goods received, storing and distributing supplies, and contacting suppliers to investigate invoice anomalies and damaged shipments.
  3. Ensures the proper rotation of food stock and supplies on a first in first out basis.
  4. Adjusts the number of meals prepared to match with expected need and demand.
  5. Prepares and stores all food items in accordance with regulatory requirements as required by Public or Environmental Health standards ensuring safety of food delivery.
  6. Ensures that proper sanitation of the kitchen and related food equipment is maintained to standards of Public and or Environmental Health by performing cleaning duties such as cleaning food preparation equipment, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning sinks and other kitchen and storage areas.
  7. Receives member feedback, inquiries, and complaints and reports to the Head Cook and Manager, Housing Programs, and responds as required.
  8. Works with members, peers, supervisors, and other agencies and professionals in the community in a cooperative and professional manner.
  9. Maintains an inventory of equipment, tools, and material related to activities and procedures.
  10. Performs cleaning and light maintenance duties.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training & Experience

  1. Grade 12 education or equivalent.
  2. Professional cooking certificate with experience in front line food service delivery or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  3. FoodSafe Level 1 and WHMIS training.
  4. Satisfactory criminal record check.
  5. Participation in the provincial TB Screening Immunization Program.


Skills & Abilities

  1. Ability to work effectively with adults with a mental illness.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  3. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  4. Ability to operate related equipment.
  5. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain a rapport with members, staff, management and collateral service providers.
  7. Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  8. Familiarity with mental illness and the issues facing those with mental illness and those at risk of homelessness related to meeting basic food needs.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please indicate posting number 2018-39 when sending applications and resumes to
Contact Details:
Diana Pham
MPA Society
122 Powell Street
Vancouver , BC, V6A 1G1

Tel: 604-482-3716
Fax: 604-482-3760
www:   www.mpa-society.org/about-mpa/careers

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