Posted on September 18, 2023. Primary Region: Portage la Prairie, MB

Cook 1 - Youth Residential

Position Overview
Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for preparing and cooking meals for clients. Cooks will work as members of the team and demonstrate the following:

Ability to communicate respectfully and positively with clients and staff and presents self in an approachable and friendly manner.
Commitment to fostering a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for clients.
The ability to balance his/her needs with the needs of clients, other staff persons, and those of the organization.
Ability to model, teach and create opportunities for clients to enhance their interpersonal, problem-solving, emotional management and daily living skills.
Exhibits the ability to respond to client requests and crises in a responsible, timely, and flexible manner.
Ability to contribute to an effective, positive team environment through an appreciation for an inter-disciplinary approach, solution focused problem-solving, and open, direct communication.
A strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.

Good knowledge and experience with the principles of quantity cooking especially for vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, baked goods.
Good knowledge and experience with food service sanitation standards, kitchen safety, and personal hygiene.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
Completion of a recognized cooking course at the technical or community college level.
Valid CPR and First Aid is an asset.
Food Handlers Certificate required.

Qualifications and Skills
Good communication skills to work in a therapeutic environment.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Demonstrates the ability to operate Microsoft software applications, internet and email communications.
The incumbent must have the ability to deal effectively with staff and clients.
An understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations is essential.
Knowledge of the addictions field is an asset.
Fluency in English (French verbal and written an asset).

Physical Requirements
Physically capable of performing the duties as assigned.

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Southport, MB

Job type: Part-time

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