About CoastCoast Mental Health (Coast) is one of the largest mental health non-profit societies in Canada, and operates a large array of innovative housing and community based rehabilitation services for people with a mental illness living in and around Vancouver. Coast operates in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia providing approximately 1000 people with supportive housing and 4000 clients living in the community with a wide variety of programs and services.
Coast fosters a client-driven, recovery-oriented environment that promotes restoring health, personal growth and a return to society for individuals with a mental illness through advocacy and providing direct programs and services.
Garibaldi Ridge is a temporary modular housing site for 51 individuals currently homeless in the Maple Ridge Community.
Job SummaryUnder the direction of the Manager or designate, this position is responsible for the food services delivery of which includes nutritional meal planning, preparation, serving and clean up. Administrative tasks include inventory control and rotation, ordering, invoicing and spending within allocated budgets. Client engagement which includes social and seasonal event/s coordination and execution and working in conjunction with all staff is also expected.
1. Prepares and serves meals and snacks in accordance with established menus and recipes, by performing duties such as planning food preparation and cooking schedules, cooking, roasting, grilling, baking, testing for palatability, and carving. Modifies and adjusts established menus as required.2. Provides direction to food service workers, clients, and/or volunteers, and monitors and assists as required.3. Performs inventory control duties such as storing and rotating food and supplies.4. Performs cleaning duties such as cleaning food preparation equipment, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning sinks and counters, cleaning kitchen and storage areas such as walls, ovens, and freezers, and removing garbage.5. Washes, scrubs, and rinses pots, pans, dishes, and utensils by hand, dishwasher, and/or potwasher.6. Monitors functioning of equipment, and reports malfunctions and maintenance and repair requirements to manager.7. Receives supplies, checks invoices against orders and goods received, stores supplies, and updates inventory records. Refers problems to supervisor.8. Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as recipes and records of client preferences, allergies, and special dietary needs.9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications• Grade 12 education or equivalent• Cooking certificate or equivalent cooking experience• A Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Clearance required if hired• Foodsafe• WHMIS
Knowledge and Abilities• Ability to work with people with a mental illness.• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.• Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.• Ability to operate related equipment.• Ability to organize and prioritize.• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.• Ability to plan and prepare menu plans• Ability to observe clients and their environments, and report unsafe conditions behavioral, physical and cognitive changes to the appropriate staff• Maintains an adequate food supply inventory• Cooks and serves for the day according to the daily routine• Maintains and implements a cleaning routine which includes daily, monthly and annual cleaning of the food service areas• Purchases food and kitchen supplies within established budgets including investigating anomalies• Ensures safe storage of food including the Emergency preparedness supplies• Performs other duties as assigned
Why Coast• We believe in our people and recognize for hard work.• We operate client-centered care under the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.• There is a variety of work within a particular position and within the organization.• We strive to be the best that we can be.• We hold Exemplary Status accreditation through Accreditation Canada.• We have won numerous awards for our innovative programming.• We care about our employees, and believe in living our values and culture throughout the organization.
***Employees of Coast must apply within seven days of the posting date with their internal account (Coast email address registered) to be considered as an internal applicant. Current Coast employees who apply to this posting using external accounts or after the 7 day deadline will be considered as external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***
Coast Mental Health is committed to creating a culture of diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.