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Kitchen Assistant - Casual On-Cal lM’akola Housing Society

Listing Number: 5194
City/Town: Victoria, BC
Wage Comment:

M’akola Housing Society (MHS) is an Indigenous housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia for over 30 years. Our portfolio spans the province comprising over 1,600 units and involves property management, asset management and assisted living.
At MHS, we have energetic, driven 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.

M’akola recognizes the following benefits for eligible positions:
•Paid vacation and paid sick leave
•Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)
•Extended health benefits, including prescription coverage and dental, among others
•Employee Assistance Program (counselling for employees and family members)
•Located close to the Galloping Goose and on a major bus route

•Assisting Kitchen Supervisor and/or Second Cook with dishing up plates
•Assisting the dining room staff with serving meals when required;
•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;
•Ensuring compliance with all HACCP Food Safe guidelines in the handling and storage of all food supplies;
•Following dress code policy guidelines;
•Administering First Aid to Residents in the case of an incident during meal time;
•Participating in bi-annual fire drills;
•Assisting with evacuation of the building in the case of an emergency;
•Accurate and timely completion of all documentation assigned or required;
•Maintaining resident and staff confidentiality;
•Other related duties as may be required.

•Demonstrate sound and accurate judgment;
•Strong planning and time management skills;
•Capable of being socially sensitive to First Nations issues and concerns;
•Ability to understand and comply with the M’akola Housing Policies and Procedures, vision, mission and values;
•Knowledge of the effects of aging;
•Proven ability to be reliable and punctual;
•Ability to work with a positive team-building approach;
•A positive and upbeat personality;
•Exhibit strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to display tact, respect and diplomacy;
•Ability to take direction and follow procedures;
•Knowledge to respond effectively and calmly in crisis situations;
•Ability to lift up to 30lbs regularly and 50lbs occasionally;
•Ability to function effectively within the Constitution and Bylaws of Jesken Aerie.


The successful candidate will possess a combination of education and experience that satisfy all or most of the following:
•Grade 12 Diploma
•Minimum 1 year kitchen experience working in a high-volume kitchen preferably in a congregate/assisted living setting;
•Experience working in and with the Aboriginal community preferred.

•Criminal Record Check clearance;
•Current First Aid Level I, Food Safe Level I, and WHMIS Certification;
•Scheduled hours – 10:15 am to 6:15 pm
•Must be available to work evenings and weekends;
•Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.

Notes: Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to In subject line indicate: Kitchen Assistant Casual and your name Closing Date: September 7th, 2018 4:30PM Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For statistical purposes please indicate where you saw this job posting i.e. job site, email etc.