Job Posting 76584

The Salvation Army - Hamilton Booth
Hamilton area
Hamilton, ON
closed yesterday (Mon, 25 Oct)
part time  •  $16.41 per hour as per Collective Agreement

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.


Core Values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Work in compliance with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army Booth Centre, to minister to those in need and other persons affected by homelessness by practical assistance through a demonstration of Christian love and concern. Under the direction of the Food Manager, the Cook will provide a service to residents/clients by providing quality food preparation and services, while interacting in a positive, supportive manner.

This is a regular part-time position based upon 23 hours per week. Applicable shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal break. The operational hours of this facility are 24/7.


Service Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of quality food preparation and service, in accordance with the approved monthly menu.
  • Production of balanced meals economically by using all food donations.
  • Supervise, direct, and instruct kitchen helpers in food preparation.
  • Provide instruction and supervision to kitchen helpers and volunteers.
  • Supervise Community Service Volunteers, recording their hours worked.
  • Ensure that food waste is kept to a minimum.
  • Assist with checking and putting away food orders on arrival from suppliers.
  • Clean all food preparation devices ensuring they are maintained to a high state of cleanliness.
  • Ensure the kitchen, pantry and the walk-in freezer/fridge are kept clean and organized at all times.
  • Keep updated inventory of all provisions used including donations received etc.
  • Prepare special luncheons, etc., as necessary to accommodate visits, etc.
  • On completion of day, ensure the dining room tables and chairs are washed and the area is tidy.
  • Ensure that proper safety precautions and hygiene standards are followed, including Universal Precautions.
  • Treat all clients with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Maintain all records and reports as required.


  • Must be in agreement and comply with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army Booth Centre, Hamilton.
  • College diploma or Certificate of Food Management/Preparation, and/or a combination of education and life-related experience in the field of food preparation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and implement goals and plans for self and staff.
  • Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgement.
  • Possess a current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Ability to work both independently and under supervision.
  • Ability to lift/carry loads up to forty pounds.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.


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

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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