Program Coordinator – Children’s Lunch Program, Casual (#CH09-24-01)

Feb 28, 2024 | Career Opportunities, Early Years

Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s mandate is to promote the well-being of the Renfrew-Collingwood
community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other
groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the
community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

Department Overview

The Early Years department at CNH promotes and delivers quality of care and age-appropriate services and
programs to children and families in the Renfrew Collingwood Community. We value rewarding partnerships with the families and children we serve. We believe that every child has the right to play and learn in a safe and
nurturing environment and that parents should be able to access affordable, high-quality, publicly funded,
community-delivered services that meet the needs of the family.

Job Overview

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Prepare daily lunches for up to 140 children ages 12 months to 5 years old
  • Deliver lunches using the CNH Van safely and on time to participating childcare centres
  • Organize menus of high quality in consultation with Children’s Lunch Program Manager and the Child
    Care Operations Manager.
  • Purchase and Control inventory
  • Ensure allergies and food sensitivities are adhered to
  • Follow guidelines to ensure a safe work environment and safe food handling standards are adhered to
  • Supervise volunteers
  • Participate in ongoing professional development

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be 19 years of age and eligible to work in Canada
  • Knowledge in nutrition, food handling and preparation, menu planning and food service for children.
  • Current First Aid certificate required
  • Class 5 Driver’s License required
  • Red Seal Certification or equivalent culinary school training an asset
  • Must possess Safe Food Handling certificate minimum Level 1
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a kitchen position
  • Knowledge of kitchen operating procedures, equipment and food handling
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills
  • Criminal Record Check Clearance Letter
  • Ability to work within a multicultural/intercultural environment
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Application Process

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, CNH will not consider your job application. As per the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Human Resources Policies and Procedures, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to qualified local and internal applicants. Equality of opportunity and diversity of our organization is important to us. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

Job Details

  • Salary: $22.23 per hour (subject to improvement)
  • Schedule: On call as required.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Location: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex. (3690 Vanness Ave Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9)
  • This is a unionized position, covered by a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 1936.


Diana Taykandy
Child Care Coordinator, Operations

Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9

Please quote reference # CH09-24-01
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. We thank all individuals who apply for this position and will be contacting shortlisted candidates directly. No phone calls please.


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