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YMCA of Greater Saint John - 11 Jobs
Quispamsis, NB
Posted 14 days ago

The YMCA Southwestern New Brunswick is working hard to address the critical issues facing the region; the health crisis, population decline, youth outmigration, and child poverty. At the Y, we are striving to build a diverse and inclusive community where each person is valued for the unique perspectives and contributions they bring.

The Y offers a diverse set of programs at 19 locations in the city and surrounding municipalities. We are a community of 450 employees and 500 volunteers. If you don't have a Y story yet – now is your opportunity to get involved. We invite you to come to see what the power of belonging can do for you, your career, and your community.

The Opportunity

The Cook is responsible for menu planning, purchasing of groceries and supplies and daily preparation of nutritious meals and snacks served to the children (ages 12 months to 12 years) enrolled in the centre. The kitchen is to be managed and the work of the Cook is to be conducted in strict compliance with Health Department, NB Child Care Licensing Standards and all other applicable legislation. The Cook works in consultation with the centre Supervisor to ensure the smooth operation of the kitchen and its coordination with the centre's other programs.


  • Advance planning of lunch menus and snacks in accordance with the Canada Food Guide; posting of menus for parents and staff;
  • Complete clean up after each meal (i.e. dishes, counter tops, etc.);
  • Meets with Health Inspector as required to ensure kitchen and practices are in compliance with required health code;
  • Regular inventory of kitchen equipment and supplies;
  • Purchase and pick up all groceries in order to implement the planned menus, in consideration of the Centre's food budget and in consultation with the Supervisor;
  • Follow established procedures regarding forwarding of all receipts related to purchases;
  • Establish and maintain open communication with parents regarding children's dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.;
  • Assist in the child care programs as required by the Supervisor in order to enhance or maintain child-staff ratios;
  • Ensure that all daily routines are followed, documented and completed in a timely manner.

Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma is an asset.
  • Experience as a cook, preferably in a child care setting.
  • NB Public Health Certification - Food Safety License. This employment is contingent on having this required certification.
  • Familiarity with planning and implementing menus around the Canada Food Guide.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment while demonstrating a positive and productive manner within the team
  • First Aid/CPR is an asset.
  • Employment is contingent on having a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search along with clearance from the Department of Social Development.

What We Offer

  • YMCA membership
  • In-house training and professional development opportunities
  • Uniform and uniform allowance
  • Personal “Y Day”
  • Competitive compensation package, including benefits and pension plan
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Opportunities for cross-training across departments
  • Paid job-related certifications (i.e. First aid/CPR)

If this is an opportunity that aligns with your qualifications and interest, please submit your resume and cover letter. The YMCA Southwestern New Brunswick appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.