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Part-time Cook

at YW Kitchener- Waterloo in Kitchener


YW Kitchener-Waterloo invites applications for


(permanent casual, unionized position, scheduled as needed)


Who We Are

With over a century of dedication to women and their families, the YW Kitchener-Waterloo serves the community as one of our region’s largest non-profit organizations. Over the years we’ve developed our programming to meet the changing needs of local women and remain committed to gender equality.

 Today we advocate for system level changes while working to provide shelter, supportive and affordable housing, improved education and training, and better childcare services. You can learn more about our work on a national level from YWCA Canada, celebrating 150 years in 2020.

If you have a desire to enrich your life, the lives of others, and find purpose in the work you do every day, we encourage you to apply.

Hours & Compensation:

Hours:    Shifts determined based on program needs

Pay Rate: $22.192 per hour, with an additional 2% in lieu of benefits

Start Date: ASAP

Key Responsibilities:

As a member of our passionate culinary team, you will help to meet the nutritional needs of our clients, by:

-          preparing and serving attractive, nutritious meals to clients, staff, and visitors at the Emergency Shelter;

-          performing all aspects of general kitchen and dining room clean up, including dishes;

-          working with and overseeing volunteers;

-          practicing positive communication with staff and clients ensuring that Food Services is an essential
part of a safe and healthy environment for our clients.

Skills, Qualifications, & Requirements:

-          Minimum 1-year proven work experience in food services industry and/or formal training in food preparation

-          Successful completion of Safe Food Handling Course or equivalent as taught by the Waterloo Regional Health Department (required)

-          Grade 11 education or equivalent

-          Work experience in or exposure to a shelter setting (asset)

-          Previous oversight of and/or work alongside volunteers (asset)

-          Exceptional organization skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure

-          Punctual and dedicated

-          Up-to-date Vulnerable Sector Record Check (required)

-          Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification (asset)

 How to Apply:


Online through Indeed:


In writing to:

Darion Brenner, Manager of Operations, HomelessnessHousing@ywkw.ca

YW Emergency Shelter, 84 Frederick Street Kitchener, ON N2H 2L7


No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Vaccine Verification - As a condition of employment you are required to provide confirmation that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or commitment to obtain (within 30 days of hiring) full vaccination or proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the YW Kitchener-Waterloo.


The YW is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all races, colour, ethnic origin, religions, abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientations. If you require accommodation throughout the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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