Cook – Casual – Halton Lighthouse

The Salvation Army
January 12, 2021
Oakville, ON, Canada
Job Type
$17.69 per hour as per Collective Agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
January 21, 2021


The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed hours.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break.

Shifts: Varies

Operational hours of this facility are 24 hours

This is a unionized facility.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

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


  • Prepare and serve attractive, nutritious, tasty meals, ensure prepared and stored in advance when required. Arrange and adhere to special dietary needs of clients
  • Prepare ongoing list of food supplies needed according to menus
  • Ensure Department of Health and Fire regulations are followed in kitchen and food storage areas
  • Maintain cleanliness of all equipment, drawers, and cupboards
  • Receive, check, and store food supplies when they are delivered. Maintain cleanliness of kitchen / food storage areas (pantry and freezers)
  • Report any client behaviors not in keeping with the program of The Lighthouse
  • Prepare food orders as needed, submitting these to the Director for purchasing
  • Report to the supervisor new equipment that is required or broken equipment, which needs repair or replacement
  • Whenever possible, prepare the meals when there are anticipated absences
  • Maintain high nutritional value based on Canada’s Food Guide
  • Prepare all snacks required throughout the week and weekend
  • Provide supervision of volunteers
  • Be a functioning team member in support of the Halton Lighthouse Mission
  • Perform other position related duties as required


  • Secondary School completion or equivalent
  • One year to three years of prior related experience, with a least one year of institutional cooking experience.
  • Safe Food Handler’s and Current First Aid & CPR Certifications are required.
  • Ability to lift/move 25 lbs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Experience/Working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use
  • Knowledge of Canada Food Guide
  • Good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of English language
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to work with and facilitate volunteers
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate a supportive, respectful and non-judgmental approach to clients
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening (where applicable).
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s License, a current copy of driver’s abstract
  • May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

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