Casual Relief Cook, Chilliwack – Yale

PROGRAM: Chilliwack Modular Housing – Yale. All casuals are expected to work at multiple locations
SALARY:  $21.25/hour to start
TYPE: Casual Relief

Pursuant to the Provincial Health Officer’s Order, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will only consider applicants who are fully vaccinated, or who have received an exemption from the Provincial Health Office. Proof of either must be provided in advance of any offer of employment being made.

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2022.013” to: Bob Pearson, Food Services Manager, at


RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.


A wonderful opportunity for creative chefs to provide nutritious homestyle cuisine for our program participants.

Prepares and serves home cooked meals supportive housing program. Keeps work area cleaned and organized, keeps track of inventory for weekly supplier purchase orders, basic menu planning and preparation. Performs cleaning duties, receives supplies, maintains records.


Opening in Spring 2019, the Chilliwack Yale site is RainCity Housing’s first modular supported housing facility in Chilliwack. It is located at 45944 Yale Road and will provide 46 units of single room occupancy (SRO) housing to low-income individuals 19 years of age or older who live in the community, have a history of homelessness and who need additional support services to maintain housing. This supported housing program will be staffed by a combination of support workers, including an Indigenous Cultural Support Worker and a Peer Services Support Worker. The support workers oversee the front desk, assisting with program area upkeep, managing guests and providing community supports. The building will also have custodial, home support and facilities management staff.

Each unit will contain a private bathroom with toilet, shower and sink, as well as a kitchenette. The building will have 24 hour/ 7 day a week staffing, with a minimum of two staff working on site to maintain the building, deliver programs, support tenants and ensure a safe environment within the building. The program includes one meal a day, with kitchen facilities and a cook to prepare the dinner meal.


Many forms of education and experience are valued, including volunteering and  lived experience of mental illness / addiction/ homelessness;   Minimum education and experience includes:

  • Grade 12
  • Professional Cook Training Certificate
  • Certificates in First Aid and Food Safe
  • Recent, related experience of six months
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with others effectively
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Constant standing.
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Ability to organize and prioritize