Kitchen Helper – Hamilton Booth

The Salvation Army
March 25, 2020
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Job Type
$15.00 per hour as per Collective Agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Carol Montgomery, Executive Assistant Fax: 905-525-3555 Mailing Address: The Salvation Army Hamilton Booth Centre, 94 York Blvd., Hamilton ON L8R 1R6 Attention: Michael Gleadall, Shelter Manager Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
April 3, 2020


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. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed hours. Flexibility in scheduling is required. The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility. Applicable shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal break. Hamilton Booth Centre is a 24 hour facility.

Shifts: Various

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.


  • Assist with food preparation and service on a daily basis, in accordance with the approved menu.
  • Prepare sandwiches for working client’s lunches when needed.
  • Ensure that food waste is kept to a minimum
  • Assist with checking and putting away food orders on arrival from suppliers
  • Clean dishes from meals and all food preparation devices ensuring high state of cleanliness.
  • Ensure the kitchen, pantry and the walk-in freezer are kept clean and organized at all times.
  • Assist Food Manage/Cook with inventory of all provisions and utensils, dishes etc
  • Assist with preparing special luncheons, etc, as necessary to accommodate visits, etc.
  • On completion of meals, ensure the dining room tables, chairs and floors are washed and the area is tidy.
  • Ensure that proper safety precautions and hygiene standards are followed, including Universal Precautions.
  • Treat all clients with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Maintain all records and reports as required.


  • Must be in agreement and comply with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army Hamilton Booth Centre.
  • College diploma or certificate of Food Management/Preparation, and/or a combination of education and life-related experience in the field of food preparation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and implement goals and plans for self and staff.
  • Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgement
  • Possess a current WHMIS, First Aid/CPR certificate or ability to get same
  • Ability to work both independently, as a team and under supervision
  • Ability to life/carry loads up to forty pounds

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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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