Casual Relief Cook, Sunshine Coast

POSITION TITLE: Cook
PROGRAM: Sechelt Hightide Modular Housing, Sechelt Shelter, and Gibsons Modular Housing Program
UNION: BCGEU
SALARY: $21.25 to start (bcgeu grid 9)
POSITION TYPE: Casual Relief
START DATE: as soon as possible

To apply, please send cover letter and resume with the subject line of “job2021.005” to: rpearson@raincityhousing.org
Drop off: 616 Powell St, Vancouver BC
Fax: 604-254-3703

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.

Job Summary: 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.

Programs: 

Sechelt Hightide, and Gibsons Modular Housing: provides several 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 is staffed by a combination of support workers, including an Indigenous Cultural Liaison Support Worker and a Peer Services Support Worker.

Sechelt Shelter: provides emergency shelter and supports to 20 individuals, 19 and over who are experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast. The shelter is staffed 24/7 with 2 community support workers. The shelter also provides drop-in services to folks who may be without a home and need supports, these supports include the Sunshine Coast’s only Overdose Prevention Site (OPS). We view the shelter as an opportunity to promote dignity, social justice and increased citizenship for members of our community who come from a wide variety of backgrounds but who currently do not have a place to call home.

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