Full Time Cook

November 24, 2021
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
London Village Child Care Centre
Salary Range:
$15.91 - $18.28 per hour
1340 Dundas Street
Posting Expires:
December 10, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Shari Carter: scarter@salvationarmyvillage.ca, Fax: 519-455-5817


The Cook prepares and serves nutritious meals and snacks in accordance with applicable food service and safety regulations.




  • Prepare an ongoing list of food supplies needed according to menus; prepare food orders as needed, for purchasing
  • Receive, check and store food supplies when delivered
  • Plan, prepare and distribute, nutritious meals, snacks according to the prepared menu plans and in accordance with applicable food service and Canada’s Food Guide
  • Ensure any deviations to the menu is recorded
  • Make use of and decides on the best use of resources to minimize waste
  • Arrange and prepare for any special dietary needs of children


  • Ensure proper daily temperatures are recorded for the dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, and food temperatures and they are up to date for inspection
  • Estimate food requirements, monitor and order food supplies; maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • Report any identified needs to Program Director or Property Manager
  • Document and record menus deviations in compliance with annual licensing requirements

Health & Safety

  • Ensure proper temperature checks are taken and recorded throughout the preparation of food
  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas; cleanliness of all equipment, food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, dishes, utensils, drawers, and cupboards
  • Ensure that Ministry of Health and Fire regulations are adhered to in the kitchen and food storage areas
  • Ensure kitchen environment is clear of any rodent/pest infestation, document and report to Program or Property manager any observances

Human Resources:

  • Provide support, direction; train and assign responsibilities to volunteers


  • Report any property damage, mechanical breakdown of equipment and/or repairs needed in the Centre

Perform other position related duties as required

Working Conditions:

  • This is a permanent full-time position based 35 hours per week
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet program requirements; schedule includes days and will include a ½ hour paid meal break
  • The Program Director will set the hours of work and work schedule
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently: repetitive tasks, heavy lifting, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, pushing and pulling
  • Long periods of standing, walking; carrying; sitting; twisting; climbing and stooping; kneeling or crouching

Normal hours of work:  work schedule will be set by your Program Director as per Centre hours of operation, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include a 1/2 hour paid meal break where applicable



  • Completed Secondary School, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months
  • Cook’s papers (1-year course)
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification, Level C
  • Current Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior work experience, with at least one year of institutional cooking experience is required


  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise good judgement
  • Ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member in a cooperative team environment
  • Must have physical, mental and emotional stamina to endure fast-paced conditions
  • Participate in mandatory orientation training, on-going professional development and training
  • Participate in regular supervision and performance appraisal process
  • Ensure that all certifications are maintained as required
  • Represent the organization in a positive, professional and engaging manner
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies, procedures and associated legislation
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority
  • Self-motivated/disciplined
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability
  • Attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Lead by example, by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change
  • Fluent French verbal and written communication skills are an asset
  • Develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities
  • Required to have a health assessment and immunization
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  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.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

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

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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