Job Posting 101090

Food Program Kitchen Assistant
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closes in 68 days (Sun, 4 Aug)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $22.71/hour
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Food Program Kitchen Assistant
35-24 Food Program Kitchen Assistant (Term Position)
About this Role
Directions Youth Services is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for more than 90 years has provided a variety of essential resources for children, families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community.  We believe in the resiliency of Vancouver’s youth who are at-risk, homeless, and street-involved. We assist youth under the age of 25 to get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues. Our teams strive to create spaces and build connections with youth who are facing challenges of street life, substance use, mental health concerns, and disconnection from their communities. Directions inclusive programs of shelter and drop-in, safe houses and other unique programs are committed to being a community leader in harm reduction work and fostering low-barrier spaces where all youth are welcome. 
Working within the mission, vision, values and person-centred philosophy of the Agency, the Food Program Kitchen Assistant leads the pantry program and supports Directions Youth Services Centre nightly meals, ensuring all food safety standards are met. This involves the direct management of the pantry program, assisting clients in accessing the panty program, managing supplies, and donations, as well as supporting all kitchen operations and volunteers. It actively supports the Agency’s awareness and goals around diversity and inclusion.
About our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • BC sick days
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness, and integrity
Pension: Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees
Work Hours: 18 hours per week, Tues/Thurs/Sat, 2 pm-8 pm.
This is a term position, with a term end date of Mar. 31, 2025. Extension is dependent on funding.
Salary: GS 6 Step 1 - $22.71/hour
Location: Directions Youth Services Centre, 1138 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
Education, Training, Experience
  • Grade 12, plus one-year post-secondary education
  • Food Safe certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
  • Two years of related experience in a commercial or community kitchen.
  • One year experience working with youth, preferably in support of youth who use substances, face mental health challenges, and/or are unhoused.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Current First Aid Certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
  • Responsible for kitchen operations including health and safety, nutritious menu planning, meal preparation, inventory upkeep, kitchen organization, pursuing a zero waste environment, keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic, and tidy at all times.
  • Building positive relationships with youth who access the drop-in centre.
  • Maintaining accurate attendance records of volunteers, and report concerns to Kitchen Supervisor.
  • Overseeing the sorting and storing of food donations, and supporting kitchen volunteers to do the same.
  • Delivery of Pantry Program, where youth access free groceries.
  • Taking a leadership role in the management of emergency and crisis situations by personally employing non-violent crisis prevention and intervention strategies, initiating first aid, calling emergency services, and/or delegating these tasks
  • Maintaining appropriate notes, statistics, logs, and reporting critical incidents that occur while on shift.
Additional Requirements
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required
How to apply:
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website,
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #35-24 in the email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to   for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**
Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem, Semiahmoo, Matsqui, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

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