Part Time Kitchen Assistant (union position)

July 8, 2024
Ottawa, ON
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Ottawa Booth Centre
Salary Range:
$17.20 Hourly premium for nights and weekends
171 George St
Posting Expires:
July 21, 2024
Applications Accepted By:
Human Relations:, 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 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
  • 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


  • This is a permanent part time position working Saturday, Sunday and Monday – 10:00am - 6:30pm
  • 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
  • Must wear non-skid CSA approved Safety Shoes
  • 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
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


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


  • Good organization skills
  • Good communication skills
  • 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 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

Salary: non-negotiable starting salary of  $17.20, increased to $17.39 at successful completion of probationary period



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.

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