Job Posting 93085

Kitchen Helper
YWCA Hamilton
Hamilton area
closes in 89 days (Mon, 28 Aug)
part time

Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.


YWork for us?


At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:


  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community
  • A competitive total rewards package


If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!



Position Description


Department: At the Café 

Reports to: Chef Manager

Location:  Hamilton, ON

Hours of Work: 15 hours of work

Positions: 3 Open

Start Date:  TBD

Posting Date: March 28, 2023


  • Provides front of house customer service;
  • Prepares food for display cases in café;
  • Able to promote and cross sell menu items;
  • Assists with food preparation and cooking activities in the YWCA Café and YWCA catering;
  • Prepares menu items according to recipes created by Kitchen Manager;
  • Assists with serving meals;
  • Operates large and small kitchen appliances, including maintenance;
  • Assists Kitchen Manager with receiving, inventory, and stocking shelves;
  • Performs general housekeeping duties such as washing dishes, cleaning and sanitizing, emptying garbage bins;
  • Performs catering duties for special events;
  • Contributes to building and supporting the kitchen/café team by helping where needed, using professional and respectful language, attending team meetings as required;
  • Ensures compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act;
  • Works safely and reports all workplace hazards and follows all YWCA Hamilton Health and Safety policies and procedures;
  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Works 22.50 hours work week;
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 22 kg, bending and stooping;
  • Various shifts of days, afternoons, evenings and weekends.




  • Experience in food service, retail or hospitality is an asset;
  • Cash handling experience and Smart Serve are assets;
  • Must have Safe Food Handling certificate or willing to obtain at own time and cost;
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record Judicial Matters Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Ability to bring a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective to day to day work;
  • Ability to work a schedule with various shifts;
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License an asset;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset.



As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.


Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

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