Job Posting 99164

Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 6 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
full time  •  Grid 9 ($26.71 - $27.83/hour)

Job Title: Cook          

Program: The 1.1.2. - Surrey                                        

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)  

Grid 9 ($26.71-27.83/hour)

Closing Date: Jan 31, 2024

Supervisor: Team Lead, The 1.1.2.                                                                                       


Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.




PCRS seeks an experienced Cook for the 1.1.2, a 24 hour, 30 bed, transitional housing program in Surrey.


The 1.1.2. Cook will work alongside and under the direction of the Kitchen Lead to assist with the planning, preparing and delivery of nutritional meals seven days a week. The position could also be responsible for purchasing groceries, maintaining inventory, and ensuring the kitchen and workspace meets Fraser Health cleanliness and safety standards. The staff works within the strategic objectives of Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. Recognition that the youth are diverse, incorporating diverse cultural foods while maintaining nutritional standards is essential.  


This position requires a flexible shift schedule that includes morning, evenings, and weekend rotations. Cook positions are on-site positions and not available for remote or hybrid work arrangements.




  • Provide healthy, nutritious meals for residents of the 1.1.2.
  • Maintain kitchen documentation and records for reporting, maintaining Fraser Health safety standards including sanitation and food temperatures. 
  • Facilitate food sustainability and knowledge within the 1.1.2.; actively participate and assist in coordinating food recovery activities with partners and community services. 
  • Ensure good safety practices using a preventative approach; training includes kitchen health and safety skills, knife safety, kitchen communication, cleaning procedures, equipment safety, professional food safety and basic cooking methods. 
  • Liaise with onsite partners to coordinate kitchen access to external and internal groups; orientate volunteers, partners and staff to health and safety procedures in the kitchen. 
  • Provide food support and consultation surrounding unique events. 
  • Responsible for regular kitchen and equipment cleaning 
  • Handle emergency situations safely and in accordance with agency and OHS policy and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff and participate in team efforts.   
  • Participate in professional development and training.  
  • Participate on committees, working groups, and associations; and develop community networks relevant to managed services.  
  • Provide strengths-based feedback to youth to encourage learning and growth while maintaining kitchen safety. 
  • Consult with onsite partners and facility rentals; coordinate kitchen access to external and internal groups; orientate youth, volunteers, partners and staff to health and safety procedures in the kitchen. 
  • Function as a resource for food programs throughout the Centre 
  • Work closely with team leaders, manager and occupational safety and health site rep to ensure kitchen and food safety. 
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff and participate in team efforts.




  • Professional Cook Level One certification or two years as a cook. Academic work in nutrition, health sciences and social services is considered. Demonstrated experience coordinating a commercial kitchen. 
  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector. 
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate 
  • Food Safe Level 2 
  • Experience training culinary skills to groups and individuals. 
  • Menu planning; incorporating diverse cultural foods, including local cultural foods. 
  • Experience creating and working with youth within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants. 



Additional Assets


  • Ability to respond to crisis scenarios using agency protocols and ethics.  
  • Effective team collaboration skills.   
  • Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants.  
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple, often conflicting priorities.


Who We Are 


   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. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer. 


Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities! 

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. 

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being 


We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations. 



We Offer 

  • Equitable Base Pay  
  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events 
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day * 
  • Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums* 
  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage * 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling * 
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions * 
  • Flexible schedules and earned time off program * 
  • Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations 
  • In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development * 
  • Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc. 


* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request. 

People who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at. Personal information will be kept confidential. 

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