Job Posting 91275

Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 16 days (Fri, 17 Feb)
full time  •  Salary Range: $23.37/hour – $24.35/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)


Traverse Program - Chilliwack

Regular Full-Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 7)

**Flexible Hours may be required

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities. Our strong agency values of advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being guide us in our work with participants and how we support our diverse staff. We place a high value on work-life balance. This is demonstrated through our compensation and comprehensive/fully employer-paid benefits package, including extended health and dental, sick leave, Municipal Pension, and flexible work options for many positions. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining a work-life balance. We take care of our people who care for the people we serve.

Position Summary:

The cook works as part of a large multi-disciplinary team that provides treatment for substance use for youth (13-18) in a residential setting. The team works within the strategic objectives of Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. As a member of the team, and under the direction of the kitchen lead, the cook prepares assigned food items such as specialized diet items for specific clientele and maintains a clean and safe work environment. Shifts will vary based on operational requirements. Reporting to the Food Program Supervisor, duties and responsibilities include planning and preparing an assigned food item, maintaining a clean and safe work environment, and performing administrative duties as required according to licensing regulations.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist in the planning of menus and recipes.
  • Prepare and serves meals and snacks according to menu and dietary requirements
  • Perform a variety of cleaning duties throughout shift such as cleaning kitchen equipment, food preparation, sweeping and mopping floors
  • Maintains equipment in the area by performing duties such as cleaning and upkeep, monitoring of functioning and reporting malfunctioning equipment.
  • Maintains kitchen safety by performing duties such as ensuring all knives are kept under lock and key except those in current use.
  • Provide programming support by supervising participants in kitchen as part of their living skill development
  • Communicates effectively with coworkers and staff, and participate in team efforts
  • Other related duties as required.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Minimum of Grade 12 education, Graduation from a recognized 12 month or more program in cooking plus one year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
  • Current Food Safe Certificate Level II.
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Suitable to work with youth experiencing multiple challenges.
  • Experience working in a residential setting.
  • Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants.           

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Tuberculosis and medical clearance
  • Current standard first aid certificate
  • Current Food Safe Certificate - Level II
  • Demonstrated physical/mental ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid19


Lead Cook, Traverse Program

Salary Range:   $23.37/hour – $24.35/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Closing Date:   Open Until Filled.

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