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General Kitchen Helper  (Mission Flats)

Kamloops, British Columbia
Reports To
Head Cook (Mission Flats)
Term
Casual/On-Call
Wage Range
$15.00 to $17.00 commensurate with experience.
Vacation
Permanent Full-Time/Temporary Full-Time (over three months) who work more than 30 hours per week are eligible for three weeks paid vacation in the first year and they may be taken after a successful probationary period. In the second year, this entitlement increases to four weeks. In the fifth year, the entitlement increases to five weeks. Each year after five years the entitlement is five weeks plus one day for every subsequent year to a maximum of six weeks. Unless otherwise negotiated. Permanent Part-Time/Temporary Part-Time employees (over 22.5 hours per week on contracts more than three months) vacation entitlements accrue each payroll according to Employment Standards Act BC (as amended). Casual/On-Call/Permanent Part-Time/Temporary Part-Time employees (under 22.5 hours per week or on contracts less than three months) vacation entitlements are paid out each payroll according to Employment Standards Act BC (as amended).
Benefits
Permanent Full-Time employees are eligible for full health benefits (minimum 30 hours per week). Part-Time employees (under 30 hours per week) are not eligible for health benefits. These hours can be fulfilled through a variety of permanent positions. All employees have access to the Yearly Physical Activity Bonus, two additional ASK Statutory Holidays, Annual Retreats, Trainings, and ASK Staff Social Events.
What is Casual/On-Call?
Casual/On-Call means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary to a maximum of 37.5hours per week. Casual/On-Call is a great way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. It is also a gateway for future permanent positions within the Society. There are no rules with respect to declining shifts that do not work with your schedule that may result in removal from the casual/on-call list.
Who is the ASK Wellness Society?
The ASK Wellness Society is a not for profit organization that supports individuals within the BC Region with opportunities and the resources to change their current situation. It’s about reaching out to those people who are homeless and battling addictions, helping them find housing and medical care, addressing their addictions, stabilizing mental health issues and ultimately, providing them with the skills to re-enter the work force. The ASK Wellness Society administers an unconditional sense of hope to those who are convinced that they are incapable of ever achieving a stable, meaningful life.
Purpose and Function
Work alongside the Head Cook at Mission Flats Supportive Housing at an excellent level while maintaining and abiding by all standards, policies and/or procedures set forth by the ASK Wellness Society and any applicable government agencies. Assist in the preparation and presentation of food. Be responsible for the service and dish washing area (cleanliness of all dishes, silverware, and glassware). In addition, assist in other areas of the dining operation as needed during their shift.
Specific Responsibilities Guidelines:
• Prepare and cook large quantities of food for 50+ clients;
• Lead meal prep and service and supervise kitchen team in Head Cook absence;
• Oversee and organize kitchen stock and ingredients;
• Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verify all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance;
• Keep cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours;
• Assist the Head Cook with managing food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimizing waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns;
• Verify food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed;
• Assist with cleaning of kitchen and kitchen equipment;
• Set up and run the dishwashing operation, keeping the dishwasher clean and free of debris. Clean pots and pans as needed;
• Check temperatures and maintain sanitation equipment;
• Maintain all necessary temperature and cleaning logs;
• Take out all garbage when necessary;
• Clean the kitchen area, including floors, as needed;
• Assist with Dining Room service when needed;
• Replace paper towels and clean hand sink;
• Stock food on shelves and in refrigerator;
• Report to Head Cook any problems in the kitchen or dining room;
• Verify food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed;
• Evaluate food products to ensure that quality standards are consistently attained;
• Regularly monitor and inspect kitchen equipment, report any problems or inconsistencies to the Head Cook and make recommendations for repair or procurement;
• Ensure high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times;
• Evaluate food products to ensure that quality standards are consistently attained;
• Regularly monitor and inspect kitchen equipment, report any problems or inconsistencies to the Head Cook Chef and make recommendations for repair or procurement;
• Ensure high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times.
• Ensure compliance with all ASK supportive standards, policies, and procedures.
Administrative Responsibilities:
• When requested, be a member of the COA’s Performance and Quality Improvement team in which you will encourage the organization to use data to identify areas of needed improvement and implement improvement plans in support of achieving performance targets, program goals, client satisfaction, and positive client outcomes.
Qualifications and Suitability:
• Minimum of two years prep/cooking experience an asset;
• Red Seal certification or formal culinary training is considered an asset;
• Advanced knowledge of food hygiene and safe kitchen practices including the use of commercial equipment and tools;
• Knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) an asset;
• Strong organizational and time management skills;
• Must pass criminal record check and reference screening;
• WHMIS, and Food Safe required;
• Must be capable of heavy lifting and moving stock (up to 30 lbs.);
• In-house Violence Prevention Training provided.
The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values.
We are fully focused on equality and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

Closing Date
TBD
Send cover letter and resume to
Careers@askwellness.ca
Please Reference Position
Mission Flats GKH
Attention
Human Resources
Note
This description may be amended at any time in response to operational and funding requirements and may include other duties not outlined here.
ASK Wellness is COA Accredited
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Contact:
Darlene A. Webb
Coordinator of Population Health and Second Stage Housing
250 214 5948
The ASK Wellness Society is working towards providing and improving the available resources for 2sLGBTQ+ individuals in our communities by implementing 2sLGBTQ+ outlets at our sites and through advocating for 2sLGBTQ+ rights and respect. We welcome all and any members of the 2sLGBTQ+ community to access our resources.
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