Part-Time/ On-call Kitchen worker (maternity Leave)

YWCA Niagara Region - St. Catharines, ON (30+ days ago)

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As the largest provider of Emergency Shelter in the Niagara Region, the YW offers innovative housing programs and services that provide hope for women and their families living in poverty. The YW provides shelter, food and assistance to homeless women and their families 365 days a year 24 hours a day! Our team is driven by a culture of compassion, fairness, integrity, innovation and leadership.

To round out our amazing team of dedicated professionals, The YW is looking for an exceptional member, who has a high level of integrity, is kind, non-judgmental, and self-motivated. We are looking to staff our kitchens both in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines with individuals who bring a wide range of meal prep and cooking experience, have knowledge around special diet requirement ex. Food allergies, celiac, diabetes, etc., and come with an open mind and understanding of the population served.

Your Day to Day:

We have an immediate opening for On-Call Kitchen Staff and Part-time (maternity leave position). You will be working to assist in the operation of the kitchens both in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Your day may include the following: meal preparation, cooking, meal planning, volunteer supervision, cleaning and other tasks as needed.

Are you up for it?

  • We need you to be professional and understanding to the needs of our participants
  • We need you to be creative
  • We need you to be open to working with and supervising volunteers
  • We need you to have experience in meal preparation and cooking for large groups
  • We need you to have an understanding of special diet requirements i.e. food allergies, celiac, diabetes, etc.
  • We need you to resolve challenges quickly and without chaos.
  • We need you to be willing to occasionally work outside of your working hours. We have to attend staff meetings ensure that we all work together as a YW team member and that we maintain our standards. this is a critical element to our success as an organization
  • We need you to be healthy and safe! You are important to us! If we are not healthy and safe then we cannot provide our guests with a comfortable, compassionate experience.

Need to have:

  • Meal Prep/Culinary Experience
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Level C First Aid and Vulnerable Screening Clearance (Police Check).
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Reliable transportation to get to and from each location

Nice to have:

  • Experience in working with homeless and/or marginalized individuals
  • Bilingual applicants

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Casual


  • Food Service: 1 year (Required)