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Cook / Youth Culinary Mentor - Government of Yukon

Sep 24, 2019
Whitehorse, Yukon

Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – F&CS Residential Services, Residential Youth Treatment
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Requisition: #17971
Salary: $67,624 - $77,915 per annum
Closing date: September 24, 2019

This competition is to fill one (1) full-time term position for a period of 24 months, working 75 hours bi-weekly, anticipatory permanent. Temporary assignments may be considered for current Yukon government employees who have permission from their supervisor to apply.

This competition is preferenced to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

We are looking for someone that enjoys cooking from scratch in a busy and happy kitchen! As the Cook/Youth Culinary Mentor, you will not only perform cooking duties, but you will also help develop and implement a youth culinary training and mentoring program in our youth transitional facility. This is an ideal role for someone who has experience in large-quantity food preparation, fine dining, or a hospitality setting, and who has teaching experience or is keen to share their knowledge and skills with youth.

As the ideal candidate, you must be able to work quickly and safely while understanding and accurately following guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures. You have effective time management skills to accomplish planning and scheduling for meal services, mentoring and occasional workshops. As a cooperative team player, you will communicate with youth residents and other clients, their families, colleagues, and program partners in a friendly and professional manner. This position will involve performing a wide variety of duties, including cleaning, food preparation and serving, as well as maintaining high standards of sanitation and safety in the kitchen and the food service areas.

If you are passionate about food, enjoy working with youth and want to make a difference in people’s lives, then we would be pleased to receive your resume.

For more information about this position, please contact Simone Fournel, Senior Policy and Project Strategist, Family & Children’s Services, at (867) 393-6994 or

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Kyla Piper, HR Consultant, at (867) 332-1881 or

For more information on how to apply, go to    

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume, clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications, specifically, how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential qualifications shown below (ensure a month/year format is used for each work experience):

  • Completion of post-secondary education in the culinary arts; Red Seal preferred.
  • Experience incorporating Food Safe into your daily duties.
  • Experience working with youth and young adults is an asset.
  • Experience teaching or instructing in the culinary arts is an asset.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

  • Knowledge of food budgeting, shopping/procurement and planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of products, equipment and operations standards.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to the well-being of our youth residents and other youth clients.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of pre-employment:

  • Criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Valid Yukon class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent;
  • Negative result on TB screening;
  • Food Safe.

Conditions within the first 3 months of hire:

  • Must complete on-the-job training within 3 months of hire, including, but not limited to: CPI Non-violent crisis intervention, Seven Grandfathers Teachings, trauma-informed care training, Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA), First Nations 101, and first aid and CPR level C.

Job Requirements:

  • Working 8-hour shifts in a 24/7 environment with at-risk clients with potential for physical, emotional or aggressive behaviour;
  • Operating a variety of kitchen equipment and lifting bowls, pans, etc., weighing 15-30 kilos on a daily basis;
  • Will be required to bend, stand and walk nearly 100% of the time;
  • Being exposed to household cleaning and maintenance products;
  • Travelling within Whitehorse and/or transporting clients within Whitehorse;
  • Will be exposed to wet floors (10%), hot kitchen equipment (100%), sharp utensils (75%), heavy lifting (40%) and noise (100%).

Learn more about us!

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