Job Posting 87267

Food Program Assistant
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 12 days (Fri, 14 Oct)
on-call / relief / casual  •  21.84

Relief Food Program Assistant Competition #79-22


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. 


The Relief Food Program Assistant is a casual position that requires an individual with creative cooking skills and a passion for helping vulnerable youth with food security. This includes the nightly operation of our dinner program, support of volunteers, working with youth at our pre-employment program, and organizing donations and food products/groceries. This position is a unique opportunity for individuals that enjoy working independently and want to work within social services as well as in the culinary industry.  


What we offer you:


Benefits of working with us:

A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity


Work Hours: 2 pm to 10pm Shifts (8-hour shifts with paid meal break).

                        Weekdays, Weekends, and Statutory Holidays

Salary: GS6, Step 1 – $21.84/hour (plus an additional 4% of vacation pay) 


Location: 1138 Burrard Street 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
  • 1-2 years related experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Preferably at least one-year experience working with youth, preferably in support of youth who have alcohol /drug misuse issues.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

  • Ability to build positive relationships and empowerment with youth while overseeing the food program
  • Overseeing the sorting and storing of available donations with the food security volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate with youth and staff around the services that the food program provides.
  • Ability to take 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
  • Maintain appropriate notes, statistics, logs and critical incidents
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 20 kg.


Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of 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,

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

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 #79-22 in 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.

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