The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Jun 30 2019 - 5:00pm

Union (BCGEU) - $19.00-$23.00 per hour. (increase to commence after training period)

Job Description: 

The Kitchen Cook is primarily responsible for providing a nutritious meal within a busy and chaotic drop-in centre and/or emergency night shelter including meal planning and preparation, serving, cleaning and maintenance, customer service skills, stock taking and ordering. She will participate in supporting a relevant training program for Centre Volunteers in all aspects of the kitchen. Reporting directly to the Kitchen Services Manager, she will integrate a community-based approach into the DEWC as the primary principle to guide this position with the goal of engaging centre volunteers in the functioning and responsibility of the kitchen.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• You have a minimum 3 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner-city drop-in environment
• You have Food Safe level 1 and First Aid certification
• You have experience working in a busy, chaotic, high turnover kitchen
• You have an understanding of “health through nutrition”
• You have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
• You work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
• You have strong conflict resolution skills and practice
• You have demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
• You have excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
• You have the ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-mail, mail or fax to:
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca


Vancouver, BC