Cook – Perm Part-time – Halton Lighthouse

The Salvation Army
January 8, 2021
Oakville, ON, Canada
Job Type
$17.69 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Helen VanDyk, Director of Environmental Services Fax: 905-339-2653 Mailing Address: Halton Lighthouse Shelter, 750 Redwood Square Oakville ON L6L6X7 Attention: Helen VanDyk, Director of Environmental Services Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
January 20, 2021


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This is a permanent, part-time position based on 16 hours bi-weekly.  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: Every other Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Operational hours of this facility is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This is a unionized facility.

Permanent part-time employment with The Salvation Army (less than 25 hours per week) will provide you with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:  vacation time, sick days, employer matching RRSP contributions and Christmas Grants. 

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.
  • 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). 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

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