We're Hiring: Cook - Casual

Summary of the Position:

Grid Level:   9, $21.25/hour plus 9.6% in lieu of benefits

Work Location: 713 Johnson Street

Hours of Work: Casual/on-call

Schedule: Casual shifts are Monday 8:30 – 2:00, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 – 2:00

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@avi.org by Sunday, December 5, 2021

Positive Wellness Program Summary:

Our Positive Wellness Program provides integrated services to individuals living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, including advocacy and support with income assistance, health care services, employment, housing, disability status applications and legal matters; short-term counseling focused on immediate needs and outcomes; non-judgmental education and support for treatment, food security and nutrition.

Job Summary: 

The Cook plans and prepares a daily hot lunch for Positive Wellness members living with HIV and/or hepatitis C. The Positive Wellness Program delivers hot lunches throughout the week to HIV and/or HCV positive individuals.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Prepares and cooks a weekly menu of nutritious, hot lunches for program members  
  2. Cleans kitchen after lunch prep
  3. Maintains a clean and safe workspace at all times, including food storage areas and kitchen 
  4. Completes and maintains related records and documentation for submission to the Manager 
  5. Perform other related duties as assigned  

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Proof of Vaccination Status, as required by the Provincial Health Order for Hospital and Community Health Care Services staff  
  • FOODSAFE Level 1  
  • Experience preparing and cooking nutritious food for 50 people or more 
  • Experience working within a social justice context preferred 
  • Commitment to honor local indigenous communities and a dedication to lessening the ongoing impacts of colonial violence.
  • Committed to social justice, equity, anti-racism and decolonization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe food preparation.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of the specific nutritional needs for living well with HIV/AIDS.  
  • Working knowledge of the issues surrounding substance use, mental health and communicable diseases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others 
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position 
  • Ability to work with a diverse clientele 
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients 
  • Ability to deal with others effectively 
  • Ability to operate related equipment 
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize 
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems 

We encourage applications from, but not limited to, Indigenous Persons, persons of colour, persons living with disabilities, persons who use/d illicit drugs, persons with experience of sex work, and persons representing diverse genders and sexualities.