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Position Title: Part-time Kitchen Helper
Department: Operations
Posting Start Date: 12/4/2018
Posting Cut-Off Date: 12/18/2018

Part-time Kitchen Helper
2 Days, 14 Hours per Week
Weekends, Weekdays, Holidays

As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs. More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and after-care. To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 per cent of our $30.6-million annual operating budget. Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors. Since opening our doors in 1982, Covenant House has served more than 95,000 young people.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

• Operating dishwasher, ensuring that it is running at proper temperatures with proper chemical cleaners; washing all dishes generated by youth and staff;
• De-scaling dishwasher;
• Washing all pots and pans generated by food production (manual);
• Cleaning Food Service equipment and facility daily in accordance with schedule;
• Moving dirty uniforms to basement for pickup by supplier;
• Preparing bag lunches and salads; preparing vegetable for cook’s use;
• Re-stocking breakfast cupboard;
• Serving meals and dealing with some behavioral problems; assessing when to involve Youth Workers;
• Assisting in preparing dinners for Intake and Outreach areas; and transporting them to the respective areas;
• Helping to intake food orders; assisting with catering of meetings and special events;
• Transporting food and supplies to appropriate areas if cook is unable to do so;
• Assist cook and others in FS dept. as required to prepare meals, serve and clean FS areas as required

Job Requirements:

• Grade 12 preferred and/or ability to read, write and communicate well;
• Should be trained in Safe Food Handling;
• Should be familiar with the operation and cleaning of all Food Service equipment, particularly an automatic dishwasher;
• At least 1 year experience in a similar position.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Human Resources, on or before Tuesday December 18, 2018

Fax: 416.204.7030 Email:

We thank all applicants however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Covenant House recruitment process.