Casual Relief Cook, Surrey (Foxglove)

POSITION TITLE: Cook
PROGRAM: Foxglove – Surrey. All casuals are expected to work at multiple locations
UNION: BCGEU
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 “job2021.296” to: Bob Pearson, Food Services Manager, at rpearson@raincityhousing.org

ABOUT US

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.

DIVERSITY

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Opening 2021, Foxglove is RainCity’s first housing project in Surrey. Located at 9810 Foxglove Drive in Surrey, BC, Foxglove will provide 100 units of single room occupancy (SRO) housing (76 transitional housing units and 24 assisted living units) 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. The project also includes an additional 30 shelter beds as low-barrier housing for individuals in the immediate community who may be actively using substances and or experiencing mental health challenges. The supported housing and shelter programs will be staffed by a combination of support workers, including an Indigenous Cultural Support Worker and a Peer Services Support Worker. The Assisted Living floor will also be staffed by a (RN/RPN) nursing position working alongside a team of support workers. The support workers oversee the front desk, assist with program area upkeep, managing guests and providing community supports. The building also has cook, custodial, home support and facilities management staff. The building will be operated with a minimum of three staff on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with core operating funding provided by BC Housing and Fraser Health Authority.

QUALIFICATIONS

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