Job Posting 72537

Cook/Kitchen Helper/Dishwasher/Bus Person
The Salvation Army Harbour Light
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 30 Jul)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $20.8844 - $21.4798 per Hour
  • Prepares meals including meals for special dietary needs of the residents
  • Adapts work practices within specific parameters to ensure the efficient delivery of food services
  • Makes use of and decides on best use of resources, including donations to minimize waste
  • Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence
  • May perform some employee supervisory duties in the absence of the Food Services Manager and Kitchen Supervisor
  • May supervises students, volunteers and / or residents in work therapy
  • May order food supplies
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness at all times within the kitchen and storage areas.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area - garbage, floors, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Responsible in putting dishes back to their proper location.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the plate racks, cup racks, equipment shelving, dishwasher, sinks and all speed racks.
  • Cleans all stainless steel after usage and mops floor when necessary.
  • Polish and maintain silverware and other metal kitchen equipment.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner and maintains work area in a clean, orderly, and safe condition as per food safety plan.
  • Assist with sorting donation and liaise with the Loading Dock department
  • Regularly clean and organize food storage units including coolers and freezers
  • Ensure regular inventory of purchased and donated items is complete
  • Check compost, recycling and garbage bins around kitchen and replace if needed
  • Ensure the safety of clients through proper handling of food according to food standards
  • Follow legislative procedures and The Salvation Army standards for clean and dirty dishes
  • Ensure appropriate disposal of food waste in accordance with regulations
  • Assist with dishwashing duties when needed
  • Maintains cleanliness of work and dining areas – surfaces, chairs, tables, garbage, floors, dishes, cutlery and condiment containers, dirty dish carts and salad bar.
  • Ensure any client spills cleaned and wet floor signage put up.
  • Portions desserts for in house and shelter clients and maintains cleanliness of desert cooler.
  • Maintains and ensures the beverage station is refilled as required and cleaned regularly.
  • Interact with the cook/s on duty as to availability of fresh fruit or desserts to the loading dock by the van driver or other sources of donations.
  • Informs Supervisor, Manager or Cook when stock of food service items is running low.
  • Set-up the small and large dining rooms for breakfast, lunch and dinner services.
  • Sets up snacks for staff breaks,
  • Adapts work practices within specific parameters to ensure the efficient delivery of food services
  • Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence
  • Maintains a safe environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work variety of shifts including 5 AM
  • Current and up to date WHIMS, First Aid Level I, Food Safe Level I
  • Is knowledgeable about food preparation and is familiar with kitchen equipment
  • Willingness to adhere to the Mission Statement of Harbour Light and the values of The Salvation Army
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MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL ATTAINED: 

  • High School diploma, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months.

Experience Required:

  • One to three years Cooking experience with at least one year in Institutional Cooking

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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