Job Opportunity-Cook-LSK School

Job Opportunity
Cook, LSK School
Sipekne’katik First Nation
Closing date: November 22, 2019

General Description:
Under the direction of the LSK Principal, this position is responsible for the day-to day operations of the school cafeteria with general duties. The cook oversees all kitchen operations, maintains safe, clean and sanitary facilities, and endures safe food preparation, storage and disposal in accordance with accepted food handling practises; food safety regulation and child care food guidelines.

Cook prepares meals for the school breakfast/lunch program while following guidelines for the program. Knowledge of principles, tools and techniques of food service management: including planning and purchasing.

Responsibilities:
• Plan and provide nutritional meals and snacks that includes promoting healthy eating.
• Accommodate for allergies, special dietary and nutritional requirements
• Protect children from physical and emotional harm.
• Establish menus in cooperation with LSK policies.
• Menu Planning.
• Prepare and serve meals to students.
• Follow a cleaning schedule
• Clean and maintain utensils necessary to prepare meals
• Clean and maintain area where meals are served
• Prepare food orders as requested by Supervisor(s)
• Sanitize at the end of each and every workday.
• Food ordering and stock control
• Maintain accurate and complete records for menus and child allergies.
• Create and maintains all food related purchasing and inventory records.
• Follow policies, procedures and code of ethics.
• Control health, safety security and hygiene in the kitchen.
• Promote a caring environment and good inter-departmental relations.
• Receptive to the needs of the students and staff
• Informs manager/supervisor/Principal of any and all equipment and appliance repairs
• One or two days will need to be worked prior to the beginning of the term, in order to prepare kitchen.
• Maintain student confidentiality and not divulge student or school community information unless specifically authorized by the Principal, Vice principal, Director of Operations or Director of Education.
• Other related duties as determined by the supervisor.

Qualifications:
• Experience preparing and serving food in a service orientated environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team and to take direction.
• Demonstrated ability to work around children with various needs.
• Related culinary training/schooling will be given preference.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Preference will be given to applicants from a Mi’kmaq First Nations Community.
• A Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry are required.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter, criminal records check and three work references to:

Human Resource Manager
Email employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca
Or
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0
DEADLINE: November 22, 2019

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Band will not assume any expenses related to any job application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come with mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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