March 13, 2023
Job Type
Competition #
Casual Cook
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Southview Heights and Terrace
Salary Range:
$20.74 per hour
7252 Kerr Street
Posting Expires:
April 9, 2023
Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Meilany Malku, Email: Please mention 'Casual Cook' in the subject line of your email



  • On Call/Casual


  • Able to cook in a Home Style fashion and bake quality food from scratch on a consistent basis.
  • Able to organize and have food prepared on time for meal service.
  • Prepares and tastes meals including meats, fish, vegetables, soups, sauces, desserts, sandwiches, salads.
  • Able to prepare alternates for special diets – low fat, reduced salt, diabetic, allergies.
  • Understands the importance of consistency in special diets for the health of tenants.
  • Works accurately in imperial or metric
  • Demonstrates flexibility in making substitutions in menus if circumstances require it.
  • Able to provide meals at unscheduled times if requested by tenant.
  • Does baking of muffins, cookies and other snack foods.
  • Is able to cook and bake from mixes and recipes.
  • Does preparation for next day.
  • Adheres to principles/directives of Food Safe in storage, handling, and preparation of food.
  • Consistently keeps work areas clean and sanitized
  • Ensures that meals are of high quality and well presented.
  • Accepts deliveries and ensures that orders are correct and properly stored.
  • Understands the importance of making sure the correct meal is served when requested to do so by the Assisted Living Manager, the Independent Living Manager or their designate.
  • Understands Assisted Living concept and Independent Living and the difference between the two.
  • Operates all equipment safely as per procedures.
  • Works cooperatively with other kitchen and food service staff to ensure smooth, professional delivery of service.
  • Is able to take direction from Food Services Manager or designate.
  • Does ordering as requested by the Food Services Manager or designate.
  • Supervises the Dietary Aides when the Food Services Managers or designate is not available.
  • Notifies Food Services Manager of any concerns with tenants, staff, inventory, recipes, or menu items.
  • Responsible for making sure items are taken out of freezer and prepared in time for meal service
  • Direct other Dietary Aides in portioning or prep of items for meal service.
  • Monitors and records food temperatures during storage, preparation, cooking and service all phases of foods served. (HACCAP standards are to be met)
  • Perform other related duties as required.


*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


  • High school graduate.
  • Cook’s Papers (1-year course)
  • Two years’ experience in quantity cooking preferably in the service industry.
  • Certificate in Food Safe Levels 1, Level 2 is preferred.
  • WHIMS certificate.

PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities:

  • Excellent oral and communication in English.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to read and implement duties and work routines.
  • Able to support the mission statement of Southview Heights and Terrace.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A TB Test


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees at Grace Health Services. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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