Kitchen Assistant

· Duncan, British Columbia
Employment Type Pregnancy/Parental Leave
Minimum Experience Mid-level


Kitchen Assistant – Full-time, Temporary until April 2023

M’akola Housing Society – Duncan, Ts'i'ts'uwatul' Lelum


Who We Are

M’akola Housing Society (MHS) is an Indigenous affordable housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia. Our portfolio spans the entire province and involves property management, asset management, Assisted Living and providing professional consulting services to other service providers.


At MHS, we have energetic and engaged teams. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to delivering high-quality service to our tenants and their communities. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all team members take personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

This position is full-time, temporary position starting immediately and ending in April 2023. The shift is Sunday to Thursday, from 10:30 am until 6:30 pm.


What We Offer

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Matched Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health & Wellness Program includes $250/year
  • Professional Development Program


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Kitchen Supervisor with directional support from Second Cooks, the Kitchen Assistant is responsible for basic food preparation techniques used to produce high quality, large volume meals. In addition, the Kitchen Assistant is responsible for washing and storing of all kitchen and dining room dishes, and maintaining clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner.




  • Assisting Kitchen Supervisor and/or Second Cook with dishing up meal plates
  • Assisting the dining room staff with serving meals when required
  • Soaking, rinsing, and washing all dishes, cutlery, pots and pans etc.
  • Following daily cleaning schedule outlined by the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Preparing food including, but not limited to: washing, peeling, cutting vegetables and fruit, preparing salads, preparing breads, crackers, condiments etc., slice and grate cheese, prepare and/or assist with preparation of entrees, soups and side dishes
  • Receiving, itemize and store fresh and dry goods as they are received and reports to the Kitchen Supervisor and/or Second Cook with any supplies that are poor or unacceptable quality
  • Ensuring compliance with all Food Safe guidelines in the handling and storage of all food supplies
  • Administering First Aid to Residents in the case of an incident during meal time
  • Accurate and timely completion of all documentation assigned or required in the course of duties including daily logs as well as unusual or serious incident reports
  • Maintaining resident and staff confidentiality
  • Other related duties as may be required


Required Knowledge and Skills 


•        Experience in and with Indigenous communities would be an asset

•        Ability to take direction and follow procedures

•        Knowledge of an Assisted Living environment would be an asset

•        Ability to work independently, yet contribute and co-operate in a team environment

•        An ability to lift up to 30lbs regularly and 50lbs occasionally




•        Grade 12 or equivalent

•        Courses or training in customer service and/or food service

•        1-2 years of experience working in high volume facilities, not including convenience or fast food, or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience

•        Courses required and paid for by M’akola:

              o   Occupational Level 1 First Aid Level 1 Certificate

              o   Food Safe Level 1 Certificate

              o   WHMIS Certificate

•        Clear Criminal Record Check paid for by M’akola

We hire employees of all cultures including Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Our Indigenous employees have diverse backgrounds including status, non-status, Metis and Inuit. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures to join our diverse team.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.


Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter.


Closing Date: January 21, 2022


Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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  • Location
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • Employment Type
    Pregnancy/Parental Leave
  • Minimum Experience