Job Posting 96680

Food Program Assistant- Hourly
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 5 days ago (Wed, 27 Sep)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $ 21.84/ hour

This hourly position reports to the Kitchen Supervisor. This position requires an individual with creative cooking skills and a passion for helping youth with issues of food security. The role includes the nightly operation of the kitchen, support of kitchen volunteers, and managing food donations.


About our Opportunity:


Our Valued Benefits:

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


Pension: Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees


Work Hours: Hourly shifts depending on department needs

                      2:00 PM- 10:00 PM and / OR 2:00 PM- 8:00PM,


Salary: GS 6 step 1- $ 21.84/ hour


Location: Directions Youth Services, 1138 Burrard St, 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
  • Two-years of related experience in a commercial or community kitchen.
  • One-year experience working with youth, preferably in support of youth who use substances, face mental health challenges, and/or are unhoused.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Current First Aid Certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
  • Responsible for kitchen operations including health and safety, nutritious menu planning, meal preparation, inventory upkeep, kitchen organization, pursuing a zero waste environment, keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic, and tidy at all times.
  • Building positive relationships with youth who access the drop-in centre.
  • Maintaining accurate attendance records of volunteers, and report concerns to Kitchen Supervisor.
  • Overseeing the sorting and storing of food donations, and supporting kitchen volunteers to do the same.
  • Delivery of Pantry Program, where youth access free groceries.
  • Taking 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
  • Maintaining appropriate notes, statistics, logs, and reporting critical incidents that occur while on shift.


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,

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 #64-23 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.

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


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