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Winter Emergency Response Weekend Cook

Boyle Street Community Services

This is a Casual/Seasonal/Contract position in Edmonton posted February 12, 2020.

REPORTS TO: Drop-in Manager & Food Services Coordinator

SALARY RANGE: $18-$19/hour

HOURS: 8AM-2PM on Saturdays and Sundays until April 30

JOB ID: 20-008BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.

Job Purpose:

The Weekend Cook will be responsible for all aspects of meal preparation, clean-up, and general health and safety requirements of the kitchen on the weekends until April 30.


  • Provide lunch on the weekends for community members.
  • Take full responsibility for the set up and effective operation of the kitchen on the weekends.
  • Maintain a high standard of consumer service.
  • Assist in managing volunteers in the kitchen, including identifying and monitoring their training needs and taking an active role in their development.
  • Be aware and adhere to licensing, health and safety guidelines and applicable federal or provincial legislations.
  • Work with the Drop-In staff and the Development Manager for special events and volunteer group food requirements.
  • Monitor and report all maintenance issues.
  • Ensure storage areas are clean and organized, including dry storage, coolers and freezers.
  • Ensure the work of the kitchen and volunteers is in line with the mandate, mission and spirit of Boyle Street.
  • Other duties as required.


Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Great attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to deliver high quality and customer sensitive services.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Be able to influence and motivate others.
  • Able to identify and maximize relevant opportunities.
  • A highly developed sense of humor.
  • Able to work in a stressful environment and deal with difficult, sometimes abusive, clients.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 3 years’ of food service experience.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of poverty related issues, trends and services, particularly in Edmonton, is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of Indigenous culture is desirable.


  • Food Safety Certification
  • Current Standard First Aid
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 20-008BSCS, WER Cook in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.