023, 025 - 2021 - Cook

Job Title:


Competition #:

023, 025-2021 (2 positions)


Food Services

Position Type:

Part Time Perm 

Salary Range:

Start: $16.84/hr

Year 1: $18.51/hr




London - Centre of Hope


Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break. The operational hours of this facility are 24/7.


Shifts:  WEEK 1 Saturday and Sunday 6:30am-6:30pm  WEEK 2  Mon., Tues., and Fri. 10:30am-6:30pm


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Mission and Values

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

Watch/read inspiring stories from some of those who have been helped through The Salvation Army’s programs:

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope:We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Job description

Position Purpose summary: 


  1. 1.   General:
  • To complete all duties in accordance with the Standards and Policies & Procedures of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to review operational effectiveness, changes in policies and procedures, and in-service training
  • As required and as applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to the  Support Services Manager
  • Prepare and serve all meals in accordance with menu provided on his/her shift.  Menu changes permitted only with the Support Services Manager approval.
  • Assist in preparation of grocery list. 
  • Required to receive and check all items delivered from suppliers during his/her shift in the absence of the Support Services Manager, and deal with any problems in this regard.  Store items accordingly.
  • Ensure that all food donations received on shift are brought to the attention of the Family Services Manager.
  • Ensure that all work areas are clean prior to completion of every meal.
  • Adhere to proper standards of hygiene and safe handling of foods while performing duties.
  • Adhere to fire and health and safety standards pertaining to the kitchen and other areas of the Centre.
  • Adhere to the guidelines of proper food safety at all times.
  • To promote the mission, policies and objectives of The Salvation Army
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
  • To treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • To act in the best interest of the employer at all times


  1. 2.   Healthand Safety
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with security, identifying any safety and security needs
  • Responsible to work in compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Acts and Regulations
  • Responsible to use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer
  • Responsible to report workplace hazards and dangers
  • Responsible to work in a manner as required by the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment
  • Responsible to report workplace injuries or illness


Perform other position related duties as required.

This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities of the incumbent. 

This position description will be reviewed by the employee and supervisor on a regular basis. Amendments can be made at any time at the discretion of the employer. 




  • This position reports directly to the Support Services Manager or designate. 



  • Not applicable



  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.
  • Provide an original copy of a Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector screening secured through either the National Canadian Police Information Centre or through a local police detachment; Note: A satisfactory criminal background check is required
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry


education and experience Qualifications:

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Minimum Secondary School Diploma; diploma/education in food services is an asset
  • Good knowledge of nutrition and safe food handling certification is required
  • Minimum two years-experience in residential cooking
  • Must be physically able to work long periods of time on their feet and to lift objects up to 50 lbs with assistance.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training preferred


Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements

  • Understanding of, support for and commitment to the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army and a willingness to adhere to them


Skills and Capabilities:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to work independently


Normal location of work is at:281 Wellington Street, London, ON N6B 2L4 and outreach locations.


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.

If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.


Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

Applications Accepted via:

Email:  internalcandidate@centreofhope.ca

Fax:  519-661-0245


Mailing Address: 281 Wellington St., London, ON N6B 2L4


Please, no phone calls. 



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