Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your attentiveness to our cause! Our staff are fundamental to our ministry and play an integral role in leading people experiencing homelessness to wholeness.

kitchen assistant – weekends

emergency shelter

Come join our team and help shape a better tomorrow. For over 40 years Kelowna’s Gospel Mission has been providing food, clothing, and shelter to the most fragile and at-risk persons in our community. We are a faith based, values driven organization looking to hire committed caring people who want to make a difference.

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant – weekends to join our team. The purpose of this position is to assist in preparation of food service for the KGM Kitchen.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in general food preparation as directed
  • Assist and direct volunteers regarding them as a valuable team member.
  • Make sure all communication is positive in nature
  • Helping in receiving shipments of products and ensuring the rotation of goods received
  • Ensuring cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen services and appliances, including stovetops, refrigerators, countertops, dishwashers, and the interior and exterior of cupboards

Minimum Qualifications — One-year general food preparation experience.

Supervision & Management — This job is supervised by the Kitchen Coordinator. The Kitchen Manager will also have input into schedules and job evaluations. Ultimately, every position in the kitchen is responsible to the Kitchen Manager.

Relationships — This position will be in direct contact with Shelter residents and sometimes other clients. They will also interact with KGM staff and volunteers. They will actively promote good will and participation of volunteers and the community.

Coordination — The Kitchen Assistant will be expected to attend any meeting as requested by the Kitchen Coordinator or Kitchen Manager.

Working Conditions — This position will be working in a kitchen with many people. The kitchen can get hot in the summer. The Kitchen Assistant will be working with common household chemicals such as bleach and dish liquid. Occasionally will be asked and expected to switch shifts or fill in for absent staff and for special occasions such as various banquets and other special events.

Expected Start Date: 2022-09-01

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $21.00 per hour

Benefits: Casual dress / Discounted or free food / On-site parking / Paid time off / Store discount

Schedule: Weekends only / Every Weekend but with an opportunity to pick week-day shifts as available

COVID-19: Physical distancing and surface cleaning protocols are stringently observed. Must be fully vaccinated.

Licence/Certification: FoodSafe Certification (preferred) / First Aid Certification (preferred)

Must be in support of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission.

Please send your cover letter and résumé to humanresources@kelownagospelmission.ca

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