Full Time Food & Nutrition Coach

June 23, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Hamilton Grace Haven
Salary Range:
$19.43 per hour
138 Herkimer Street
Posting Expires:
July 22,2022
Applications Accepted By:
Stephanie Amos: stephanie.amos@gracehavenhamilton.org




  • Support participants through the delivery of creative, wellness-based food and nutrition programs
  • Plan and implement and facilitate food and nutrition education and practical skill building groups, workshops and demonstrations
  • Provide food and nutrition resources to participants
  • Complete daily documentation of participant contacts, progress notes related to participation in food and nutrition programs
  • Support nutritional needs of participants including any special, cultural, or religious dietary needs and allergies.
  • Plan, prepare and ensure the provision of healthy snacks and lunch meal for all participants in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide
  • Creation of imaginative, balanced, and diverse weekly menus
  • Regularly communication with the Program Manager, Case Workers and Child Development Team on nutritional needs of participants and any known allergies
  • Prepare weekly grocery list and complete grocery shopping
  • Maintain up to date and accurate resources and information to address and support the varying food and nutrition needs of participants
  • Assist with the planning, preparing and /or implementation of special events and community outreach initiatives
  • Provide oversight to participants accessing the Food Services areas (Kitchen/Dining Room)
  • Provide and assist with behaviour management and guidance to participants as required, using skilled and appropriate de-escalation intervention when needed
  • Network through active community participation (i.e., seasonal community market), foster positive partnerships with food banks, community partners, vendors, and other Salvation Army ministry units
  • Build and maintain good relationships with local businesses and solicit donations of food, and other necessary supplies
  • Perform other duties as required


  • This is a permanent full-time position based on 25 hours per week
  • 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
  • Local travel is required.

Shifts: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Operational hours of this facility are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Diploma/Certificate in Food and Nutrition, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, Life Skills Coaching, Social Service Work, Human Services, Child & Your Care or equivalent required
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • NVCI Certification
  • Safe Food Handling Certification
  • WHMIS Certification
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum of two (2) hears prior related experience in a social services setting is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with children, youth and/or families
  • Solid knowledge and experience in food and nutrition, food preparation, food handling, and diverse meal planning
  • Solid knowledge of Canada’s Food Guide
  • Solid knowledge of community services and resources and strong ability to network
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and a current copy of a Driver’s abstract for review and verification that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required


  • Demonstrated ability to educate through coaching, demonstration and group facilitation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms
  • 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



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



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  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 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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