Part Time Kitchen Assistant – more than 1 required (union position)

September 14, 2021
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Ottawa Booth Centre
Salary Range:
$14.25 per hour
171 George Street
Posting Expires:
September 21, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Human Relations Department:, Fax: 613 241-2818


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 is 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
  • Complete inventory of received goods, sort and safely store all items as per standards
  • Rinse and process dishes, utensils, trays etc. through dishwasher, ensuring a continual adequate supply is available for use
  • Removal of garbage and cleaning of bins
  • Carry out 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 WSIB
  • 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


Workplace Hazards:

  • May deal with angry and abusive clients
  • May encounter verbal abuse




  • Minimum of a high school diploma; successful completion of a recognized certificate in cooking and/or meal prep a strong asset
  • Current certification in - City of Ottawa approved Safe Food Handlers


  • Less than 2 years recent experience working in an institutional kitchen setting preferably serving a marginalized/vulnerable population

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and proven ability to carry out basic cooking techniques
  • Good organization skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Non-skid CSA approved Safety Shoes are required
Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually


                 1 - Saturday and Sunday 6:30am – 3:00pm

2- Saturday to Monday 10:00am – 6:30pm  



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.

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



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