Kitchen Assistant

The Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope
July 30, 2020
St. John's, Canada
Job Type
$13.14 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Captain Tony Brushett, Executive Director, New Hope Community Centre, 25 Buchanan Street, St. John's, NL A1C 0A4; E-mail: [email protected]; Fax #: 709-739-0288
Closing date
August 14, 2020
Street Address
12-18 Springdale Street


Assists, at the cook’s direction, the prepping and serving of all meals. Ensures the food preparation areas and dining room are clean and hygienic, all food stuffs are stored safely, and all food handling techniques are followed.



  • Assists in preparing and serving meals as directed by the cook
  • Cleans the dining room, kitchen, prep area, storage room which includes the floor, tables, chairs, beverage area, mug and utensil storage area and floors
  • Completes inventory of received goods; sorts and safely stores all items as per standards
  • Rinses and processes dishes, utensils, trays etc. through dishwasher, ensuring a continual adequate supply is available for use
  • Removal of garbage and cleaning of bins
  • Any other duties as assigned within the job classification

Health and Safety:

  • Adheres to all health and safety policies and procedures in place; complies with all instructions from the employer concerning health and safety as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workers Compensation
  • Ensures all procedures, rules and guidelines for the safety and security of clients and staff are enforced and respected
  • Must wear non-skid CSA approved safety shoes

Physical Effort:

  • The job requires a frequent amount of standing, preparing foods, moderate amounts of lifting, cutting, chopping, carrying supplies and walking
  • Regularly required to lift and carry items up to 10 pounds unaided
  • Occasionally required, with help, to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally required, with the aid of proper equipment, to push/pull skids of food up to 200 pounds



  • Minimum of a high school diploma; successful completion of a recognized certificate in cooking and/or meal prep a strong asset
  • Knowledge and proven ability of basic cooking techniques
  • Less than 2 years recent experience in an institutional kitchen setting preferably serving a marginalized/vulnerable population
  • Current certification in approved safe food handling or willing to be certified upon hiring
  • Current WHMIS training or be willing to take the training upon hire
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • To promote the mission, policies and objectives of the Salvation Army and The Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope
  • To carry out tasks in a way that meets client needs and allows us to be a transforming influence in our community
  • To uphold and promote our core values, Hope, Service, Dignity & Stewardship and taking time to celebrate client successes
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army and The Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope
  • At all times participate as an active and responsible team member in all work groups and treat fellow employees and officers in a respectful manner
  • To treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • At all times represent the organization in a professional manner and act in the best interest of the employer
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training as offered
  • Be able to supply a current clear Criminal Police/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Be willing to obtain clearance through the Salvation Army Internal Abuse Registry and be willing to sign the Salvation Army Code of Conduct Receipt & Acknowledgement Form

TERM:  Regular part-time: 20 hours per week






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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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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