Job Title: Cook Competition #:
Department: Support Services Status/Position Type:
Compensation: Start: $17.01/hr

Year 1: $18.69/hr

Unionized: Yes
Ministry Unit: London, Centre of Hope Address: 281 Wellington Street

Attention:  Barry Vaughan-Warford – Human Relations Manager

Mailing Address:  281 wellington St, London, ON   N6B 2L4

Attention:  Barry Vaughan-Warford – Human Relations Manager

Fax: 519-661-0245


Please, no phone calls. 

Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break. The operational hours of this facility are 24/7.



PT Permanent, 24 hours – Week 1:  Saturday and Sunday 630am-630pm, Week 2:  Mon, Tuesday and Friday 10:30am – 6:30 pm

Relief – Varies, as per operational requirements – No Guaranteed Hours


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Mission, VISION and Values:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.


Core Values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Job Description:
Position Purpose summary: 

The Cook is responsible to prepare and serve nutritious meals as outlined in menus in accordance with applicable food service and safety regulations.



1.    Role Specific Responsibilities

  • As required and as applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to the Support Services Manager.
  • Prepare and serve all meals in accordance with menu provided on his/her shift.
  • Menu changes permitted only with the Support Services Manager approval.
  • Assist in the preparation of a grocery list.
  • Required to receive and check all items delivered from suppliers during his/her shift in the absence of the Support Services Manager, and deal with any problems in this regard; store items accordingly.
  • Ensure that all food donations received on shift are brought to the attention of the Program Services Manager.
  • Ensure that all work areas are clean prior to completion of every meal.
  • Maintain sanitation, hygiene, health and safety standards and safe handling of foods while performing duties.


2.    Health and Safety

  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with security, identifying any safety and security needs.
  • Responsible for the following, work in compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Act and Regulations, use personal prescribed safety equipment and clothing as directed by the employer, report workplace hazards, dangers, injuries or illness, work in a manner as required by the employer, and report workplace injuries or illness.
  • Responsible to follow through on all safety and security procedures (including fire) as outlined in the policy and procedures manual.
  • Maintain sanitation and proper health, and safety standards of hygiene and safe handling of foods while performing duties.


Perform other position related duties as required.

This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities of the incumbent.

This position description will be reviewed by the employee and supervisor on a regular basis. Amendments can be made at any time at the discretion of the employer.

The above responsibilities must be discharged in accordance with the Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian Standards of conduct.




  • Work cooperatively with staff from various Centre of Hope departments.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to review operational effectiveness, changes in policies and procedures, and in-service training.


  • Community, clients.



  • This position reports directly to the Support Services Manager or designate.



  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.
  • Ability to lift/move objects up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
  • This job requires reaching, bending, and stooping frequently, working in a standing position for long periods of time.


Normal hours of work – may vary as per operational requirements and responsibilities and includes a ½ hour paid meal break where applicable.


Normal location of work is at: 281 Wellington Street, London, ON N6B 2L4 and outreach locations.


The above responsibilities must be discharged in accordance with the Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian Standards of conduct.




education and experience Qualifications:

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Minimum Secondary School Diploma; diploma/education in food services is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of nutrition and safe food handling certification is required.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training preferred.


Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements

  • Minimum two years’ experience in residential cooking.
  • Develop an understanding and support of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.


Skills and Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain successful working relationships; and to deal with people in a pleasant, professional, and responsible manner.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope.
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening.
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.




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