Relief Cook (union position)

mai 12, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Hamilton Booth Centre
Salary Range:
$16.41 per hour as per Collective Agreement
94 York Boulevard
Posting Expires:
May 19, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Marvel Olaoye:





  • Maintenance of quality food preparation and service, in accordance with the approved monthly menu.
  • Production of balanced meals economically by using all food donations.
  • Supervise, direct, and instruct kitchen helpers in food preparation.
  • Provide instruction and supervision to kitchen helpers and volunteers.
  • Supervise Community Service Volunteers, recording their hours worked.
  • Ensure that food waste is kept to a minimum.
  • Assist with checking and putting away food orders on arrival from suppliers.
  • Clean all food preparation devices ensuring they are maintained to a high state of cleanliness.
  • Ensure the kitchen, pantry and the walk-in freezer/fridge are kept clean and organized at all times.
  • Keep updated inventory of all provisions used including donations received etc.
  • Prepare special luncheons, etc., as necessary to accommodate visits, etc.
  • On completion of day, ensure the dining room tables and chairs 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.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of The Salvation Army Hamilton Booth Centre Policy and Procedures Manual and make suggestions to improve the same.
  • Meet with the Food Manager for supervision as scheduled.
  • Engage in formal evaluation sessions with the Food Manager at six and twelve months in the first year and annually thereafter.
  • Model appropriate qualities for this position – i.e., self-motivation, punctuality, and personal hygiene.
  • Commit to and sign the agency and clients’ confidentiality form.
  • Attend staff meetings of The Salvation Army Booth Centre, Hamilton, Staff Training workshops and conferences, as authorized by the Centre.
  • Work within mandate and mission of the Salvation Army.
  • Represent The Salvation Army Hamilton Booth Centre in a professional manner.


  • College diploma or Certificate of Food Management / Preparation, and/or a combination of education and life-related experience in the field of food preparation.
  • Possess a current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Must be in agreement and comply with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army Booth Centre, Hamilton.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work both independently and under supervision.
  • Ability to lift/carry loads up to forty pounds.
  • 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 with vulnerable sector 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



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In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


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