Website Six Nations of the Grand River

COOK 137R2-22-1

CHILD CARE SERVICES (STONERIDGE), SOCIAL SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, for the Cook with Child Care Services (Stoneridge), Social Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

 

Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Cook reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Child Care Supervisor.

Under the direction of the Child Care Supervisor, the Cook is responsible for maintaining a high-quality childcare program by offering daily menu planning, preparation and serving of nutritious meals/snacks for approximately 100 children as according to Canada’s Food Guide and Early Years Act.

Ensure all kitchen food and cleaning inventories are maintained and documented; and ensuring kitchen work areas and appliances are kept clean and adhere to warranties.

The Cook will comply with Canada’s Food Guide, Child Care Early Years Act, Six Nations Council Employment Policy, Six Nations Council Health and Safety Guidelines, Six Nations Child Care Procedures and Guidelines, and Parent Handbook.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  October 5, 2022
Hours of Work  37.5 hours weekly
Wage $20.00/hr

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Will have a certificate in Culinary/Chef or will have two years experience working in the area of quantity food preparation, menu planning and dietary requirements in a commercial/institutional facility.
  • Will have knowledge of Canada’s Food Guide and guidelines for childcare
  • Will have Food Handlers Certificate or willing to obtain
  • Must possess a valid class G Ontario Driver’s License
  • Must pass a criminal/vulnerable sector check
  • Must sign and submit an offence declaration every calendar year in which a vulnerable sector check to be obtained
  • Must submit and ensure immunizations are up to date
  • Must submit a health assessment as according to Child Care Early Years Act
  • Must have a valid first aid/CPR certificate or willing to obtain

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

 

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Melissa Stefureak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 5727 or via email at recruitment@sixnations.ca.

 

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

 

COOK – Full Time – 137R2-22-1

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

COOK  

EARLY YEARS CHILD CARE SERVICES

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

 

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Child Care Supervisor.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Under the direction of the Child Care Supervisor, the Cook is responsible for maintaining a high quality child care program by offering daily menu planning, preparation and serving of nutritious meals/snacks for approximately 100 children as according to Canada’s Food Guide and Early Years Act.

Ensure all kitchen food and cleaning inventories are maintained and documented; and ensuring kitchen work areas and appliances are kept clean and adhere to warranties.

The Cook will comply with Canada’s Food Guide, Child Care Early Years Act, Six Nations Council Employment Policy, Six Nations Council Health and Safety Guidelines, Six Nations Child Care Procedures and Guidelines, and Parent Handbook.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. TECHNICAL:
  • Planning daily menus two weeks in advance for Supervisor’s approval
  • Posting current and following week’s menu on Parent’s Bulletin boards and any changes in the menu recorded on posted menus
  • Ensuring menu’s meet Canada’s Food Guide is within budget and suits all ages and development of the children
  • Following diet restrictions for children according to parent written directions or physician/allergist
  • Knowledge of proper food handling, dish washing and sanitizing procedures
  • Maintenance and cleaning of kitchen; includes appliances, kitchen floors, etc. on a regular and as needed basis to meet health guidelines and general cleanliness.
  • Ensure laundry is maintained
  • Maintaining recipe book
  • Remove garbage daily and sanitize garbage receptacle
  • Applying safety procedures and handling emergencies
  1. ADMINISTRATIVE:
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and groceries in order to plan purchases according to the program budget
  • Online grocery shopping
  • Ensure that frozen preplanned meals are available when kitchen staff are not available
  • Preparing and providing nutritious food and beverages that incorporate family and cultural preferences daily
  • Completing daily menu log of ingredients used
  • Recording and filing recipes for lunches and snacks as required
  • Will receive food shipment and ensure checklist of order is completed
  • Ensuring food supplies and groceries are stored properly labeled and rotated
  • Maintaining a record of repairs to any kitchen appliances
  • Ensuring appliances and storage shelves are cleaned on a weekly basis or as necessary to meet health guidelines and general cleanliness
  • Submit weekly time sheets
  • Attend training/workshops as required
  • Assisting in promotion activities/fundraising
  • Name tag is required/worn daily for security purposes-if lost/stolen a charge will be required

COMMUNICATIONS & LIAISON

  • Try new foods and menu variations
  • Identifying to the Supervisor any necessary repairs of appliances
  • Working cooperatively with all staff enhancing relationships with community resources and collaboration with existing programs and services on and off Six Nations of the Grand River communities
  • Maintaining confidentiality as per Six Nations Council Employment Policy.
  • Greeting children and parents upon arrival and departure
  • Maintaining a team approach to resolving such issues, conflicts and problems that may arise in the process of providing support services
  • Maintaining confidentiality as per Six Nations Council Employment Policy

OTHER RELATED DUTIES:

Any other related duties as assigned by the Child Care Supervisors  which includes, but is not limited to, participation in the Six Nations Emergency Response Plan, Pandemic Plan of Response and the Trauma Events Response Team (TERT).

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Works in an environment subject to heat from ovens and stoves
  • Some after-hours participation for staff meetings, parent meetings and other planned activities
  • Flexibility working various day shifts
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Gossip/hearsay/off duty conduct is not tolerable (see Six Nations Band Council Employment Policy)
  • Encouraged to be limited of what is uploaded to Facebook/Twitter and other cyber sites, which may incriminate the Child Care Working in a climate controlled environment while on site
  • Cell phones are not to be used during work hours unless authorized by the Coordinator (emergency, trips)
  • Name tag is required/worn daily-a charge will be added if lost/stolen (new name tag located at the Human Resources)

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

 

  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player within the Six Nations Social Services and all other work environments.
  • Establishing positive, collaborative working relationships and linkages among all service providers within all work environments.
  • Receives supervision, instruction, direction and guidance in planning, priorities and interactions to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively.

 

Works with the Supervisor of Child Care Services

Receives supervision, instruction, direction and guidance in planning, priorities and interactions to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively.

Being professional and being able to accept constructive criticism

Receives direction and guidance.

With the Directors and Managers

Acting as a resource providing information and assistance in a cooperative and courteous manner.

 

With the Community

Working in a cooperative and courteous manner that represents and promotes Six Nations Council and the Social Services Department,

Familiar with Six Nations Council Employment and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Represents and promotes Six Nations Social Services; maintains awareness of legislation, policy and program changes: develops sound professional working relationships

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Qualifications

Will have a certificate in Culinary/Chef or will have two years experience working in the area of quantity food preparation, menu planning and dietary requirements in a commercial/institutional facility.

Will have knowledge of Canada’s Food Guide and guidelines for child care

Will have Food Handlers Certificate or willing to obtain

Must possess a valid class G Ontario Driver’s License

Must pass a criminal/vulnerable sector check

Must sign and submit an offence declaration every calendar year in which a vulnerable sector check to be obtained

Must submit and ensure immunizations are up to date

Must submit a health assessment as according to Child Care Early Years Act

Must have a valid first aid/CPR certificate or willing to obtain

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as a strong leader, with respectable interpersonal skills
  • Will have a good budgeting skills
  • Will be Native in preference to other applicants
  • Knowledge of general health and safety procedures
  • Ability to be patient, and have the ability to relate to children and adults with equal respect and dignity, regardless of life experience’s, culture and values
  • Knowledge of WHIMIS will be considered an asset

 

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgment and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss of credibility, poor public relations, and public confusion, serious impacts on clients and staff, and legal liability to self and to Six Nations Council.

CONTROL:

Works within the organizational structure and administrative policy and procedures established by the Six Nations of the Grand River Employment Policy, Child Care Services and the Six Nations Social Services values, principles and Mission statement.

Works within the policies and procedures established through service contract by the Six Nations Council and the funding agency (Ministry of Education) and within the legislation of the Early Years Act.

Works within Canada’s Food Guide

DISCLAIMER

 This document describes the position currently available and is only a summary of the typical functions of the position.  It is not to be understood as an employment contract.  The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties, responsibilities, working conditions or skills required for this position.  Additional duties may be assigned.  Six Nations Child Care Services reserve the right to modify job duties or the job description at any time.

SIGNATURE

This is to acknowledge that I have received a copy of this job description and understand its content.

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Signature of Employee                                                        Date

Early Years and Childcare Services is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.  In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Child and the Six Nations Council policies.

Early Years and Childcare Services is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.  In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Six Nations Council policies.