Cook/Housekeeper - Fort Smith, NWT

$21.00/hour, Part-time 20 hours/week - Cook - Fort Smith
Ref: 8 Date Posted: Wednesday 02 Oct 2019
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Cook / Housekeeper

Responsible for the overall coordination of food services at the treatment centre including preparation of the lunch and evening week-day meals Monday to Friday; planning of nutritious menus for all meals; ensuring that necessary inventory is available; meeting all Health and Safety Standards in the kitchen and proper care/maintenance of kitchen appliances. Light housekeeping included.

Specific Duties:

  • Prepare and serve lunch and supper meals for residents.
  • Prepare morning and afternoon snacks.
  • Menu planning and coordination in accordance with Canada's Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
  • Purchase food and supplies, including traditional foods.
  • Maintain sanitary and safety procedures in the kitchen at all times/clean/disinfect kitchen and serving areas.
  • Ensure that all assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and appealing manner.
  • Ensure that procedures for infection control are maintained when performing housekeeping duties.
  • Ensure an adequate inventory of cleaning supplies is maintained and properly stored.
  • Other housekeeping duties as assigned. Duties may include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, organizing, etc.


  • Demonstrated experience in food management and preparation.
  • Ability to cook for large groups within a set budget.
  • Ability and willingness to perform the manual requirements of the job: meal preparation, washing dishes and cleaning kitchen and appliances.
  • Knowledge of traditional foods and preparation considered an asset.
  • Training in food safety; knowledge of sanitation/safety standards for food services
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry 40 pounds; regularly required to sit, stand, reach, pick up/put down, carry grocery bags and move about the facility.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal reference check, vulnerable sector screening, Hep A & B screening, as well as clear tuberculosis skin test.

About Shift

Formerly known as Atlantic Youth, Shift is a privately owned and operated human services and experiential learning company based in the Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. Founded in 2011, Shift is a progressive company that provides individual and family services in the Maritimes, youth programming nationally, and operates youth group care programs in Nunavut and NWT.