71-21 Food Program Assistant
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- Casual/On Call
- Job Level
- Vancouver, BC
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About this position
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Food Program Assistant
Food Program Assistant – Directions Food Program Competition # 71-21
ABOUT DIRECTIONS YOUTH SERVICES
Directions Youth Services is a collection of services and locations supporting vulnerable youth. This includes a 24-hour drop-in centre, outreach teams, pre-employment programs, two safe houses, and a youth detox centre. The trauma-informed and client centred philosophy creates safety for youth to access a full spectrum of supports including primary care, mental health and substance use resources.
Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for 90 years has provided trauma counselling and essential resources for children, families and individuals facing life’s challenges.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
The Food Program Assistant is a full-time position that requires an individual with creative cooking skills and a passion for helping vulnerable youth with food security. This includes the nightly operation of our dinner program, support of volunteers, working with youth at our pre-employment program, and organizing donations. This position is a unique opportunity for individuals that enjoy working independently and want to work within social services as well as in the culinary industry.
Hours of work: Flexible
Thursday-Monday – 2pm to 10pm (8 hour shifts with paid meal break)
Tuesday-Saturday – 2pm to 10pm (8 hour shifts with paid meal break)
YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS
- Responsible for kitchen operations including health and safety, nutritious menu planning, meal preparation, inventory upkeep, kitchen organization, and pursuing a zero waste environment, keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic, and tidy at all times.
- Building positive relationships and empowerment with youth while overseeing the food program Leaders in Training (a youth engagement and skills training program).
- Maintain accurate attendance records and report concerns to food program coordinator
- Overseeing the sorting and storing of available donations with the food security volunteers.
- Actively communicating with youth and staff around the services that the food program provides.
- Take a leadership role in the management of emergency and crisis situations by personally employing non-violent crisis prevention and intervention strategies, initiating first aid, calling emergency services, and/or delegating these tasks
- Maintain appropriate notes, statistics, logs and critical incidents
- Ability to lift boxes up to 20 kg.
WHAT YOU BRING
Education and training:
- Grade 12 plus one-year post-secondary education.
- Food Safe certificate
- Current First Aid Certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
- 1-2 years related experience in a commercial kitchen.
- One-year experience working with youth, preferably in support of youth who have alcohol /drug misuse issues.
- A combination of education and experience may be considered
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Directions Youth Services offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community.
We support career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.
Salary/Pay Grade: 5, Step 1 - $19.99 per hour (plus an additional 4% of vacation pay)
Start Date: August 12th, 2021
Location: 1138 Burrard St Vancouver BC
Post End Date: Until filled
HOW TO APPLY
If this describes you, please submit your application to us by clicking:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #71-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to email@example.com for follow-up.
**if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the comments section of the application**