Relief Cook

Reports to: Kitchen Manager/Chef

Location: Near Shelburne, Ontario

Start Date: ASAP

Wage: $16.30+ 4% vacation pay

Pine River Institute is an innovative co-ed residential treatment program for teens struggling with addictive behaviours. We are a family-centered program comprised of 4 phases: Wilderness (Outdoor Leadership Experience), Residential, Transition, and Aftercare. Every student, upon entering the program, spends 6 or more weeks in Huntsville before moving to the residence. Day-to-day activities in wilderness include canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, group initiatives, group and individual therapy, and journaling. Youths live and work in nature in groups of up to eight, with three staff.

 Our campus is situated on 200 acres of spectacular Niagara Escarpment land near Shelburne, Ontario. The program here includes outdoor education, individual, group, and family therapy, expressive arts, athletics, and life skills, as well as the more traditional academic offerings. We are currently seeking experienced Relief Cook  at the Shelburne campus.

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for healthy cooking, good time management skills, able to multitask and the ability to work well unsupervised.  This position would appeal to someone who enjoys cooking fresh, simple meals for large groups of people (40-60 persons).

 Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

 ¨  Assist with preparation of meals for students, staff and visitors

¨  Assist with maintaining the quality of food served, nutrition and cleanliness according to food safety regulations

¨  Assist in the integration of the kitchen as part of the overall educational and therapeutic experience available to the students and their families

¨  Participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

¨  Police check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

¨  Minimum 1 – 2  years experience in food service industry, as a Cook.

¨  Experience in rotating bulk, frozen and fresh food supplies.

¨  Must have current certification in Ontario Food Handler’s Course.

¨  Some knowledge of nutrition and special diets.

¨  Knowledge of WHMIS

¨  Mature, reliable with a good sense of humour.

¨  Team player.

¨  Ability to work with no supervision

¨  Able to prioritize duties and work within time allotted.     

 We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program.

 Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rutledge, Human Resources Manager or fax to 519-925-9220 We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.