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Cook #1278 - Lookout Housing and Health Society

Province: Abbotsford , British Columbia
Position: Cook #1278
Deadline: April 9, 2024
Posted: April 2, 2024

Job Description / Duties


POSITION: Cook (Grid 9) 1 Part Time – Lighthouse Shelter, Abbotsford


· Tuesday through Thursday
· Shift times will be 10:00 – 18:00 Hours
· Shifts are 7.5 hours in length
· Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
· Probationary/qualifying period will be 488 hours with mid and end point reviews


The Cook reports to the Site Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Housing and Health Society including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics. The Cook prepares, cooks, and serves daily meals and is responsible for ensuring availability of food and beverages for guests. Maintains a high standard of cleanliness in eating and prep areas.

JOB DUTIES (In Brief):

· Prepare, cook, and serve daily meals, snacks and beverages
· Ensure availability of food for guests after hours
· Maintain high standard of cleanliness throughout kitchen, dining, storage areas and equipment
· Work with and oversee kitchen volunteers
· Follow set menu and itemize supplies required
· Will organize and complete required work in a safe, clean and friendly environment
· Some shopping may occur
· Responsible for complying with and contributing to all aspects of health and safety program

Qualifications / Required Skills


· Minimum Grade 12 education and Cooking Diploma plus two (2) years of recent related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
· Must have current Occupational First Aid Level 1 and FOODSAFE Certificate from the Department of Health
· Must have two doses of COVID 19 Vaccine
· Experience with institutions or large organizations including experience with cost analysis and effectiveness
· Experience in menu planning and developing order supply lists
· Crisis Intervention Skills Training is an asset
· Ability to work independently or in a team setting and to manage and organize daily workload
· Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
· Must understand and maintain clientele/worker boundaries
· Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
· Quick learner and self-motivated
· Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks
· Must be able to operate job related equipment
· A minimum two (2) years of sobriety if you have had concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use
· Criminal Record Clearance – Vulnerable Sector

Additional Information

Lookout Housing and Health Society is committed to empowering people from different races, gender, age, religion, identities and unique experiences. We welcome everyone from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to apply in order to foster an inclusive environment.

Salary: $24.86 (as per the Collective Agreement)

Contact Information

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume, and quote Job Posting # in the subject line to:

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until April 9, 2024 at 5:00pm

“All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9.” Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.

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Employer Profile

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a charitable organization and social safety net that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income, who have few, if any, housing or support options. As the people we serve have challenges meeting basic needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services. We believe that helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible and independent individuals. For more information about Lookout, please visit