Community Kitchen Helper

Do you enjoy working in a kitchen environment? We have a unique opportunity within our Cornerstone Community Kitchen program. You will be assisting program staff in a kitchen-based setting, helping to facilitate a climate that encourages and supports independent learning for program participants.

The purpose of this role is to assist our Community Kitchen Program staff in facilitating a climate for participants that enables independent learning, self-direction, and personal empowerment. This kitchen-based program empowers users to develop their skills and to rebuild their sense of control. We aim to increase knowledge on how nutrition and food literacy can support participants to thrive in recovery and to help them build social connections in a stable environment. Our goal is to create change that makes a difference.

Key accountabilities include:
  • Assist facilitators/staff with set up and clean-up of kitchen and work area including, but not limited to: washing dishes, cleaning and sanitizing, assisting with preparation of coffee/snacks for scheduled breaks

  • Assist in ensuring participants receive information and instruction related to their daily roles/duties

  • Under the supervision and direction of staff, assist a group of two participants with recipes and methods, providing supportive direction, encouragement, demonstration and teaching of food preparation techniques

  • Completion of a Food Safety (AHS) course required; cost covered by Edmonton Centre of Hope

  • Comfortable working in a kitchen environment and working in a group setting with recipes

  • General understanding of addictions

  • Empathetic, patient and basic understanding of a supportive approach

  • Good communication and time management skills

  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check (cost covered by Edmonton Centre of Hope)

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset but not required