The Salvation Army - Scotian Glen Camp
March 5, 2018
Thorburn, Canada
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Major Carson Decker:
Closing date
March 19th, 2018



JOB PURPOSE: The Cook prepares and serves nutritious meals as outlined on menus in accordance with applicable food service and safety regulations at our Scotian Glen Camp.


CHARACTERISTIC JOB DUTIES: The incumbent  is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristic, or typical of the job class:

·         Prepares meals; may prepare for special dietary needs of the residents

·         Adapts work practices within specific parameters to ensure the efficient delivery of food services

·         Makes use of and decides on best use of resources, including donations to minimize waste

·         Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence

·         May perform some employee supervisory duties in the absence of the Food Services Manager

·         May supervises students, volunteers and / or residents in work therapy

·         May order food supplies  

·         Performs other duties as assigned

NOTE:  Not all incumbents perform all of the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties.


MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL ATTAINED: The successful job applicant will have completed High School, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months.

NOTE:  An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.



·         Cook’s papers (1 year course)

·         **See Precautionary Measures**


MINIMUM PRIOR RELATED EXPERIENCE: The  incumbent must have the following experience before hire:

One to three years of prior related experience, with at least one year of institutional cooking experience.


PHYSICAL EFFORT/DEXTERITY REQUIRED: The performance of the job requires a frequent amount of standing, moderate amounts of lifting, cutting, chopping, carrying supplies and walking.

The incumbent is required to lift more than 20 pounds.


CONCENTRATION REQUIRED: The performance of the job requires frequent attention to the preparation of food, reading recipes, adhering to safety procedures and regulations and occasionally ordering supplies.


EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS: The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate injury or illnesses due to:

·         Exposure to toxic chemicals

·         Moving objects

·         Sharp objects

·         Electrical hazards

·         Injury from lifting

·         Falling on wet/slippery floors

·         Cuts, Burns and entering freezers


PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

·         Universal Precautions

·         Use of rubber mats

·         Use coats provided to go into freezers

·         Use gloves provided

·         Immunization for Hepatitis B

·         Vaccination against Tuberculosis


Hours: 40 hours per week (from May 10th to August 31st)

               On-Call hours (from September 1st to October 26th)


Interested applicants must respond in writing by March 19th, 2018 to:

Hiring Committee


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

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



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.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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