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Cook

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted June 10, 2021.

Full Time (35 hours per week)

21-015NCFRC

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Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre is an Edmonton based non-profit organization that has been supporting children and families since 1963, with a vision of Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities. Our programs and services are designed to strengthen and enrich families with children birth – 6 years old. Early childhood experiences are aimed at fostering optimal child development and healthy parent-child attachment.  Parent education opportunities are created to support building the capacity of families.  Family support services are provided to support families as the child’s first and most important teacher.  Information and referral is a key practice in supporting families to grow and learn within their own communities.  Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs of children and families in the community.  For more information, visit https://www.norwoodcentre.com.

Norwood provides the following:

  • Great benefits plan
  • 5 weeks of paid time off per year (1 week at Spring Break, 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks’ vacation)
  • 12 sick/personal leave days per year
  • Service recognition and employee awards
  • 2 staff fun/appreciation days per year
  • Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
  • Supportive of ongoing professional development
  • A compassionate team environment

The Cook is responsible for the planning and preparation of nutritious meals and snacks provided to the participants involved in Norwood programs and events. As a part of the Agency Support team, the Cook provides support in a variety of operational and programming areas, including sanitization and facility upkeep.

This position requires a flexible work schedule which includes occasional evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the families. 

Norwood staff are guided by the following Team Charter: (SPIRIT)

  • Support – We utilize one another’s strengths to take on challenges and opportunities using positive communication, collaboration, and compassion.
  • Passion – We have the energy, attitude, and enthusiasm to be fully committed and engaged in our work with each other.
  • Integrity – We are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and accountable with each other.
  • Respect – We accept others without judgment and recognize that every individual is a person of value.
  • Inclusivity – We celebrate diversity and welcome people of all abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Team – We are all one group working towards improved outcomes for children and families.

If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.

Reporting to the Evaluation and Agency Support Manager, the Cook is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and preparing healthy and age-appropriate weekly menus that incorporate the Canada Food Guide, dietary restrictions and diverse cuisine
  • Developing weekly shopping lists based on the planned menus for programs and services
  • Maintaining the kitchen to ensure that it is a clean, sanitary, and safe workplace and meets the health and safety requirements for Alberta Health Services – Environmental Public Health
  • Delivering and setting up meals and snacks at offsite locations while following safe food handling procedures
  • Compiling and entering necessary data and documentation into agency and collaborative data systems in a timely and accurate manner

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Diploma in Culinary Arts preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a commercial kitchen setting
  • Food Safety Alberta Certification
  • Experience developing and preparing menus based on the Canada Food Guide incorporating , varying dietary restrictions, and a diverse cuisine
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database systems 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 7 hours a day)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Record Check (findings will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

The following qualifications are considered an asset:

  • Experience working as a cook in an early childhood setting with children and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

The starting hourly range for this role is $22.78 to $25.63 per hour ($41,459-$46,646 per year) based on a 35-hour week.

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTQ2S communities.

Closing Deadline: Until a suitable candidate is found

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, interviews may be conducted virtually using the Zoom video software platform.

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please state in the cover letter how you align with the Norwood Team Charter and how you heard about the position. Please include Agency Support Worker and Job ID 21-015NCFRC in the Subject Line of the email.