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Kitchen Cook - Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Kitchen Cook
Deadline: April 13, 2023
Posted: March 13, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 Ensures the provision of the meal program within the Drop-In and/or Shelter including the
planning, preparation, serving, cleaning, stock taking, and ordering
 Ensures maintenance and repair needs are reported to appropriate staff
 Supports community volunteers in all aspects of the kitchen including in the planning,
preparation, and serving of meals.
 Works with the Kitchen Manager to develop and grow the food program at the DEWC with
the goal of integrating a “health through nutrition” strategy.
 Manages crisis between, within and among community volunteers and/or DEWC
members including by mentoring a variety of stress coping skills.
 Maintains a culture of ‘people helping people help themselves’.
 Communicates effectively with women in crises and refer to appropriate in-centre staff.
 Ensures effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the
 Act as an ambassador for DEWC by representing and modelling DEWC mission and
 Other related duties not specified that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
 At least 2 years related experience preferably within a non profit drop in or shelter
 Ability to lift 40 pounds
 Food Safe level 1 is required
 Experience working in a busy, chaotic, high turnover kitchen
 Must have understanding of “health through nutrition”
 Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the
dtes, including gender based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
 Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression
 Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
 Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
 Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and
cooperative manner with co-workers, volunteers, and center members
 Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
 A First Aid certificate and NVCI is required
 Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
 Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober

Additional Information

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

Healthcare: Extended health & dental coverage
including vision; prescription medications;
alternative therapies; EAP; life insurance; and longterm disability.
Paid time off: 3 weeks paid vacation in the 1st
year, 4 weeks after 1 year; 13 paid statutory
holidays; 12 paid sick days annually; and access to
time off to handle family or personal situations.
For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal
Pension Plan with a matching contribution from
Other perks: Compressed work schedule;
employee loan program; regular staff development
days; and DEWC employees are considered first
for any open positions.
*enrolment & eligibility conditions apply

 Full time, part time, and casual positions available, compressed work schedule
 Union position: BCGEU hourly rate $24.23
 Application Closing Date: on-going hiring Start Date: ASAP
Submit cover letter and resume to: Cook Hiring via email
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Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken
an asset.
**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Salary: $24.23/hr

Contact Information

Employer Profile

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women
and children, living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, who are
particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation, injustice and injury. Through low barrier
Drop-In Centers and Emergency Shelters, DEWC provides basic need services, programs,
and specialized supports to over 700 women and children daily to help them survive the
conditions that surround them