Child Care Cook

Timmins, ON, Canada Req #516
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We have been offering programs and services to the North Bay community since 1958 and to the Greater Sudbury community since 1936! To learn more about our programs and services offered please visit our website.

We are currently looking for a Child Care Cook to join our team of committed professionals. This part-time position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s Poplar location in Timmins.

Under the leadership of the Supervisor of Child, Youth & Family Development (CYFD), the Child Care Cook is responsible for planning, preparing and serving nutritious lunches and snacks for the children in the childcare centre, while meeting the regulations of the Canadian Food Guide and YMCA’s Best Practices.


START DATE: As soon as possible


RATE OF PAY: $17.00 per hour

HOURS: 20 per week


Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning of the menus, ensuring that they consist of nutritional and high-quality food items which are in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide and public health recommendations.
  • Track menu changes in accordance with the Child Care & Early Years Act and the Health Unit regulations
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Clean the work environment, kitchen, service area, and storage area as required and scheduled
  • Prepare food and beverages according to the standards, ensuring proper and safe food handling
  • Post all changes to the menu on a daily basis
  • Responsible for food substitutions for children with dietary restrictions, allergies and/or cultural needs
  • Implement and support the guidelines/regulations of the Child Care & Early Years Act (CCEYA) as well as all thirdparty governing agencies such as DSSAB/Municipality, Public Health and Fire Department and the Ministry of Education
  • Ensure that the health code standards are met/exceeded


  • Possession of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) *for education completed outside of Canada, applicants are required to submit a WES with their application 
  • Food Handler’s Certification
  • Health assessment from Medical Professional and Immunizations Record (or exemption) as recommended and approved by the local Medical Officer of Health
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR (Level C) *Recognized by the WSIB
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in food preparation or related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (French communication skills considered an asset)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Solid knowledge of the Child Care & Early Years Act (CCEYA)
  • Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards and code 
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of all information and communications (oral and written) pertaining to the association, its officers, staff, students, volunteers, the children in our care and their families
  • Bilingualism in both official languages considered an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector


What We Offer

  • Free Personal Membership and 10% off Family Membership
  • Paid sick/personal days
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes short-term mental health supports such as counselling and online courses, and lifestyle coaching which includes legal and financial counselling
  • YMCA Federation Pension Plan
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Team bonding and employee recognition events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to explore a wide range of jobs and functions
  • Flexible hours and scheduling, and hybrid work options, depending on role



If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume by February 14, 2024 to the attention of the Personnel Committee. 


Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. 
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department.
Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.
Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references.
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.
Educational credentials completed outside of Canada require a copy of your World Education Services documents (WES) along with your credentials. If you do not have a WES document, please visit Applications submitted without a WES document will not be considered. 

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Timmins, ON, Canada