Kitchen Assistant

The Salvation Army
February 22, 2021
Williams Lake, Canada
Job Type
$14.66 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Attention: Tamara Robinson. E-mail: Please mention 'Kitchen Assistant' in the subject line of your email.
Closing date
March 1, 2021
Street Address
272 Borland Street


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

 Mission Statement

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.

Position Description

Assists, at the cook’s direction, the prepping and serving of meals. Food Bank intake relief when needed and processing of daily food donations.  Ensures the food preparation areas and dining room are clean and hygienic, all foodstuffs are stored safely and all food handling techniques are followed.


  • Assist Meal Program Supervisor with food preparation (breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday).
  • Serve breakfast to clients.
  • Clean/sanitize up serving counters, tables, chairs in the dining hall during and after serving according to Covid sanitation regulations as it slows with the guests.
  • Wash dishes after breakfast and set up immediately for lunch; wash dishes after lunch.
  • Assist in the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Meal Centre, Food Bank and Share Shelf area.
  • Food Bank.
  • Process daily food donations from loop program (Save-On-Foods), Freshco, Walmart and RCWC.
  • Sort food donations; cull produce, that is not suitable for human consumption.
  • Arrange for discarding of items that are not usable.
  • Organize the food on the shelf and fridge; organize freezer keep attention to produce expiration date.
  • Break down boxes, take out recycle as needed.
  • Rotate meat in stand-up freezer as well as walk-in fridge.
  • Assist truck driver with weighs as needed (includes heavy lifting up to 40 lb).
  • In the absence of the Meal, the Program Supervisor fills in the role with Meal Program and covers Food Bank intake that there is no interruption in services.
  • Share Shelf.
  • Serve clients on the share shelf.
  • Stock shelves in between clients and prepare hampers (includes heavy lifting up to 40 lb).
  • Provide emergency food hampers as directed by Community program Coordinator.
  • May assist in the maintenance of client files and statistical records.
  • May direct work of volunteers assisting in Food Bank & Share Shelf.
  • Professionally represent The Salvation Army.
  • By presenting a clean and tidy appearance, including good grooming and the wearing of appropriate clothing.
  • Wear a name badge when needed.
  • Demonstrate empathy and concern for clients/families/volunteers.
  • All contacts with donors, the general public, and other employees are to be courteous and professional.
  • Complete a timesheet each day and hand it to the supervisor at the end of the pay period.
  • Perform other duties as assigned; ability to multitasking and working flexible hours (special events, etc.).



  • Minimum of a high school diploma; successful completion of a recognized certificate in cooking and/or meal prep a strong asset.
  • Valid Food Safe certificate.


  • Less than 2 years of recent experience working in a professional kitchen setting preferably serving a marginalized/vulnerable population.
  • Knowledge and proven ability to carry out basic cooking techniques.

Required skills/knowledge

  • Good organizing skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a very high-paced environment.

Preferred skills/capabilities

  • A positive attitude, a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.
  • Exhibit good listening skills have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Represent the organization professionally and engagingly.
  • Ability to lift/move regularly up to 40 pounds.
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies and procedures and associated legislation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with supervision in a multi-faceted environment.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills – self-motivated and disciplined self-starter.


  • Monday to Friday, 9.00 3.00 p.m.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent.
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening.
  • Clean drivers abstract.
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.

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. 

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

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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