Cook – Halton Lighthouse

The Salvation Army
septembre 11, 2019
Oakville, ON, Canada
$17.34 per hour as per Collective Agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
E-mail: Attention: René van der Meijden, Executive Director Mail: The Salvation Army Halton Lighthouse Attention: René van der Meijden, Executive Director 750 Redwood Square Oakville ON L6L 6X7 Please no phone calls.
Closing date
September 18, 2019


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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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.
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This is a temporary, full-time position based upon 40 hours per week.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Normal hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and include a ½ hour paid lunch break.  Normal location of work is at 750 Redwood Square Oakville.

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, according to the prepared menu plans, ensuring that meals are prepared and stored in advance when aware of an upcoming absence.
  • Arrange for any special dietary needs of clients and ensure that these are followed through
  • Prepare an ongoing list of food supplies needed according to menus
  • Ensure that Department of Health and Fire regulations are adhered to in the kitchen and food storage areas
  • Maintain cleanliness of all equipment, drawers, and cupboards
  • Receive, check, and store food supplies when they are delivered. Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and food storage areas (pantry and freezers)
  • Report to appropriate staff any client behaviors that is 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 to be repaired or replaced
  • 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.
  • Food handling certificate
  • Knowledge of Canada Food Guide
  • Good working knowledge of English language
  • Good interpersonal skills 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). The screening is secured either through the National Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment
  • 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

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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 accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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