Cook – Permanent Full Time

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • January 21, 2022
  • Salary/Pay: $18.84/hr

Website Beendigen

Beendigen is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, diet based and traditional foods to women and children who stay at our Crisis Home. We are seeking a Cook with a passion for food, nutrition and cultural connection to help in the healing of ones body and spiritual health.



Position Title: Cook Permanent Full Time
Hours of work: Monday to Friday
Salary: $18.84/hr
Competition Number: CFT-01-05

Position Summary

The Cook is responsible for cooking and maintaining a safe and clean environment that meets safe food handling regulations.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties

To work from a holistic perspective, utilizing the teachings of the medicine wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings.

To take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of Beendigen’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.

To serve residents in a respectful and caring way.

To prepare and maintain menu planning in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.

To prepare nutritional meals for clients with special diet needs and health concerns.

To grocery shop for weekly groceries for the Crisis Home and submits appropriate receipts to supervisor.

To develop and maintain an inventory of all food and kitchen equipment at all times.

To maintain a clean and sanitary cooking quarters (kitchen) at all times.

To order additional kitchen supplies and equipment as required.

To ensure all kitchen appliances are in working order.

To follow up on all food recalls.

To plan menus and ensure expenses are within allocated budget.

To adhere to all policies and procedures and ensure adherence to program best practices.

To be prepared to work in conjunction with the philosophy and mandate of the organization.

To preserve confidentiality of all residents, clients, staff, students, volunteers and agency information.

To represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.

To ensure Health and Safety compliance in the workplace by following policies, procedures and best practices and reporting any unsafe environments.

Any other duties as requested by the Operations Manager; commensurate with role.

The above statements are the general functions of the position, and should not be interpreted as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may pertain to the job.

Key Performance Indicators

That membership of the Staff Team contributes to the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.

Personal responsibility has been taken to increase sensitivity and awareness of the organization’s Anishinabe Health and Wellness Framework.

Food expenses fall within the annual budget.

Resident, client, employee satisfaction.

Enhanced skill level through training, learning and development.

Relationship of Indicators to Performance Development and Review Plan

This position description operates in conjunction with and forms part of the annual review/appraisal and career development process.

An initial review will take place during the probationary period with the Operations Manager and then annually with the Operations Manager.

Key Selection Criteria

A combination of education, training and other related experience in the area of Safe Food Handling.

Safe Food Handler Certification.


Experience working in an Indigenous organization.

Ability to speak Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of Food Safe practice.

Ability to meet safety and sanitation practices.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to operate within a budget.




Effective interpersonal relationships.

Physical ability to perform assigned duties

Demonstrated dependable attendance

Initiative and good judgment.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Sensitive to the needs of women and children.

Knowledge and experience in the area of Family Violence.

Working Conditions

Cooks usually work in a kitchen/dining area where food is prepared and served, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.

The Cook works a flexible work week, Monday to Friday.

Additional Information

The Cook is based at Ontario Street, however all employees may be required to work across other sites from time to time.

All employees are required to carry out their duties in a manner that does not adversely affect their own health and safety and that of others by reporting all potential hazards; and all incidents and injuries; as well as co-operating with any measures introduced in the workplace to improve OH&S.

Employment is subject to:

  • Must provide a successful Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)
  • Must be willing to work Flexible hours of work (40 hours per week)
  • Must have a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license, use of an automobile and appropriate insurance coverage is required
  • Must sign Oath of Confidentiality
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Successful completion of Safe Food Handling Certification

Funding: MCCSS
Affiliation: UNIFOR Local 229

How to Apply

Interested external applicants are invited to submit application via Beendigen’s website at or to submit an updated resume and cover letter with competition number CFT-01-05 in the subject line to hr email.

Beendigen Anishinabe Women’s Crisis Home and Family Healing Agency welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those contacted will be interviewed.

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