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Employment Opportunities – 2 postings

Programs’ Cook – Part-time (16-20 hours per week-may lead to full time)

Sooke Family Resource Society is hiring a Part-time Programs’ Cook. The primary role of the Programs’ Cook is to plan, shop and prepare meals for SFRS programs.

The job takes place in the Sooke area. 

 Key Requirements:

 Organizes, plans menus, and prepare meals for weekly lunches for up to 40 people. The lunches may include cooking of traditional foods and requires creativity and flexibility.

  1. Coordinates with other groups to plan weekly lunches, as required. (school, youth group, Chief and Council)
  2. Purchases and/or orders food for meals within approved budget limits.
  3. Organizes storage of purchased and donated food and maintains inventory of food and related items.
  4. Assist in the general duties of the kitchen, including cleaning of the working area, dish washing, sorting and storing of food.
  5. Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  6. Provides services to all clients in a culturally appropriate manner.
  7. Provides transportation services to the First Nations, as directed by the Manager

Key Education Requirements:

  • Diploma or certificate through a recognized cooking program and one-year related experience as a cook in a commercial or institutional setting or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Teachings and experience in traditional Indigenous/Aboriginal practices and wisdom, an asset.
  • Excellent cooking skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Class 5 drivers’ license and use of a reliable vehicle
  • Class 4 drivers’ license or willing to learn, an asset.
  • Current valid Food Safe certificate.
  • Current First Aid certificate.
  • Clear criminal records check.

SFRS offers a competitive wage (CSSEA scale) and a generous benefit package.

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

Please submit a cover letter and resume: Attention Shannon Brower, Adult and Family Services Manager

Mail:     100-6672 Wadams Way, Sooke, BC  V9Z 0H3

Email:  sbrower@sfrs.ca

Fax:     250-642-7663

 Mission statement: We provide people, of all ages and abilities on southern Vancouver Island, with services and resources that encourage them to enhance skills, address challenges and create a path forward.   

Youth Worker – 6-month leave replacement position (21 hours/week)

Sooke Family Resource Society (SFRS) is looking for a youth worker to assist youth with navigation through the mental health system.  The Youth Worker provides the youth with assessment, support, and coaching to address the issues they face.  Youth can be seen either in the office or on an outreach basis. This position is in the Sooke area.    

 Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain client caseloads based on referrals from community partners.
  • Assess the needs of the youth upon intake and quarterly.
  • Provide information on community resources to youth and their families.
  • Provide support and education to youth using an inter-disciplinary approach.
  • Direct youth or facilitate recreational and social activities for youth, as required.
  • Utilizes a variety of client-centered, counselling techniques to assist youth with the resolution of family crises.
  • Maintains statistical data on clients as required by Program Manager and funders.
  • Keep concise case notes on each youth.
  • Keep up to date files on each youth.

Education and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the social services field.
  • Extensive experience working with “at risk” youth.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of internet applications and applicable office software
  • Experience with CARF/COA accreditation standards an asset
  • Knowledge of local community services
  • Current First Aid certificate.

This position pays according to the CSSEA wage grid (Youth Worker).  SFRS offers a comprehensive benefits plan.

This posting closes on September 15th, 2019 at noon.  No phone calls please.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit a cover letter and resume Attention Kandy Stephenson, Mental Health Clinical Supervisor  

Email:  info@sfrs.ca

Fax:  250-642-7663

 Mission statement: We provide people, of all ages and abilities on southern Vancouver Island, with services and resources that encourage them to enhance skills, address challenges and create a path forward.