Casual Cook- #2021-055

Casual Position
Weekdays/Weekends (Day)
Willard Monson House
540 Central Ave Ste. Rose Du Lac

This is an exciting time for Manitoba health care. Manitoba’s health system is currently in transition with planning and changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of health care services throughout Manitoba. AFM contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans across the province by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. If you would like to be part of a foundation of excellence in addictions services and support and build a new vision of integrated health services in Manitoba, consider a career with us.

Reporting to the Supervisor, the Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking meals for clients. This position requires a commitment to a client-centred philosophy and approach to the development, provision and support of AFM programs and services.

The Cook 1 will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and will demonstrate the following:

  • Ability  to  communicate  respectfully  and  positively  with  clients  and  staff  and  presents  self  in  an approachable and friendly manner.
  • Demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for client-centred care and demonstrates empathy and compassion.
  • Exhibits the ability to respond to client requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to balance the needs of clients, other staff persons and those of the organization.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for ongoing professional development activities, and engages in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Recognizes the importance of regular individual and team supervision meetings.
  • Demonstrates active listening abilities, is coachable and responds positively to supervision.
  • Works collaboratively in the context of a provincial organization, with numerous colleagues, to ensure a consistent AFM approach.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
  • Ability to manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; think clearly and stay focused under pressure.


  • Adheres to menu plans and recommended food portions.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of meals for residential clients with an emphasis on nutrition, freshness, attractiveness and variety.
  • Assists in preparation of meals following client’s special dietary requirements.
  • Assists in menu planning and recipe development, utilizing standard metric recipes.
  • May be responsible for checking supplies and groceries received in the work area.
  • Assists in the cleaning of the kitchen area and general maintenance of equipment and inventory control.
  • May be required to prepare a complete meal for a group.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • May participate on committees, teams or work groups at the local, regional, provincial or national level.
  • Abides by the AFM’s Code of Professional Practice and maintains professional conduct at all times.
  • Communicates effectively with clients, staff, suppliers and general public.
  • Responsible for fully cooperating in efforts to improve client safety and eliminating potential risks.
  • Responsible for supporting and following established Workplace Safety and Health policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for protecting the health and well-being of staff, clients, visitors and community by following established infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

Qualifications: Grade 12 education; completion of a recognized cooking course at the technical or community college level. Good knowledge and experience with the principles of quantity cooking, especially for vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, baked goods; good knowledge and experience with food service sanitation standards, kitchen safety and personal hygiene; physically capable of performing the duties as assigned; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work in a team environment; valid CPR and First Aid is an asset; Food Handlers Certificate required; an understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations is essential.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French will be considered an asset.

The Competencies for the Cook 1 opportunity are:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Self-Management
  • Client Centred Change
  • Continuous Learning
  • Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Ethical Conduct and Professionalism
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Interpersonal Rapport
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Understanding Mental Health Issues, Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency

It is an AFM practice to request a criminal record check and conduct a child abuse registry check prior to finalizing the appointment of successful candidates.

Competition No.:  2021-055

Salary Range:
     $16.54-$19.37 per hour (under review)

Closing Date:      April 11, 2021

Apply with cover letter and resume to:  
Supervisor, Willard Monson House
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
540 Central Ave
Ste. Rose Du Lac MB R0L 1S0
Fax: (204) 447-4050

E-mail: parkland@afm.mb.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba values diversity and lived experience



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