Job Posting 85869

Turning Points Collaborative Society
Thompson & Okanagan
Vernon, BC
closed 6 days ago (Sat, 6 Aug)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $21.20-$24.68 per hour

Job Title: Cook

Casual, Part time and full time positions available

Program/Dept: Shelter, Supportive Housing & Interim Housing Food Services in Vernon, BC.

Reports to: Food Services Manager

$21.20-$24.68 per hour


About us 

Turning Points Collaborative Society provides outreach, shelter services and various housing options for vulnerable people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in the Okanagan. We also offer employment programs, addictions recovery programs and affordable housing options. We believe in the inherent dignity of the people we serve and seek to support them as the experts in their own lives. 

Our greatest strength is our people! 

At Turning Points, we’re committed to building community, helping people and giving them all the tools they need to succeed. In order to do that, we need a great team of people who share our values, have excellent interpersonal skills and like helping others.   

Diversity matters.  

At Turning Points, diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us; they’re principles that drive us as an organization.  

Our programs support people from various backgrounds, orientations, and ethnicities, and it’s vital that our staff reflects that same diversity. What’s more, lived experience is a powerful tool to help those facing marginalization and oppression, and varied perspectives help generate better ideas to provide better service.  

For these reasons, we strongly encourage applications from the following underrepresented groups:   

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour)   


Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender Expansive  


What we offer:   

Meaningful work where you’ll make a difference in peoples’ lives   

Supportive work environments  

Competitive compensation packages 

Opportunities for professional growth 

Membership in the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and access to the hundreds of hours of training and resources that goes with it! "



The Cook reports to the Food Services Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Turning Points Collaborative Society. The Cook prepares, cooks, and serves daily meals and is responsible for ensuring availability of food and beverages for guests and residents. Maintains a high standard of cleanliness in eating and prep areas.


JOB DUTIES (In Brief):

  • Prepare, cook, and serve daily meals, snacks and beverages
  • Deliver meals to various sites as required
  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness throughout kitchen, dining, storage areas and equipment
  • Follow set menu and itemize supplies required
  • Will organize and complete required work in a safe, clean and friendly environment
  • Some shopping may occur



  • Minimum Grade 12 education and Cooking Diploma plus two (2) years of recent related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Must have current Occupational First Aid Level 1 and FOODSAFE Certificate from the Department of Health
  • Must have valid Drivers License and provide Driver's Abstract.
  • Experience with institutions or large organizations including experience with cost analysis and effectiveness
  • Experience in menu planning and developing order supply lists
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training is an asset
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting and to manage and organize daily workload
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Must understand and maintain clientele/worker boundaries
  • Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
  • Quick learner and self-motivated
  • Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks
  • Must be able to operate job related equipment
  • Criminal Record Clearance – Vulnerable Sector
  • Union membership required

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual, Permanent

Salary: $21.20-$24.68 per hour


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