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Under supervision of the Manager, Support Services, the Food Service Worker performs a variety of duties related to the setting up and serving of meals, the preparation of food items such as vegetables, sandwiches or toast and the cleaning of dishes, trays and food service areas.

  • Sets tables and prepares the dining room for food service.
  • Sets up and serves hot/cold trays/meals according to special dietary instructions; portions out and serves food and beverages as directed; prepares and delivers nourishments to Nursing Stations.
  • Delivers, collects and unloads meal service wagons.
  • Makes beverages and food items such as tea, coffee and toast; assembles items such as sandwiches and salads; washes, peels and stores vegetables and fruit.
  • Strips, racks and washes items such as trays, dishes, pots, pans and utensils; operates dishwashing machines; stacks clean dishes and utensils; clears and cleans dining tables.
  • Maintains cleanliness of Food Service areas including floors, counter tops, sinks, machines, and equipment, by sweeping, damp-mopping and spot-washing as necessary; removes garbage.
  • Stores incoming supplies as directed; checks and restocks dietary supplies in the kitchen and dining room serveries from dry storage.
  • Performs special catering duties as may be required from time to time, for example, food tray assembly, juice and beverage dispensation, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:
Grade 10 equivalent plus one-year recent related experience or a combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

CASUAL recreation worker


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Master Collective Wage: Buchanan Lodge follows the Master Collective Agreement. We are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of care and are looking for bright and enthusiastic people to join our team. If you have a passion working with people and are dedicated to enriching the lives of those around you, we want you!

Location, Location, Location: Buchanan Lodge is centrally located, steps from Royal Colombian Hospital, coffee shops, eateries, grocery stores, childcare centers and Sapperton and Braid Skytrain stations. We’re also located on the 155 Braid/22nd Street Station, and 128 Braid/22nd Street Station bus routes and just a 5-minute drive from the freeway. It’s only a short SkyTrain ride to New Westminster Quay, 15 minutes to Surrey, and 30 minutes to Downtown Vancouver and there is free parking on site! – It’s the perfect location for commuting!

Team Environment: Be a part of a team that feels more like family. We have people at our heart—both our residents, families and friends and our employees. At Buchanan, we believe in our employees’ well-being and satisfaction.

Perks of working with the Buchanan Lodge Team:
• Master Collective Wage, same as the Health Authority
• Opportunity for portability of hours for any permanent line
• *Municipal Pension same as the Health Authority
• *Generous vacation time same as the Health Authority
• *Extended Health and Dental benefits same as the Health Authority
• *LTD & Life Insurance coverage same as the Health Authority
• People-centric culture
• Air-conditioned building
• Centrally located near Skytrain & Bus Routes
• Continuing Education
• Hands on training & orientation to set you up for success
*Applicable to regular status only.
Join our team today!

Mission and Values: The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Core Values: The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Level Definition
Positions at this level assist a senior position such as an Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse or senior Activity Worker in carrying out an established activity program.
Typical Duties
Under direct supervision, assists a senior position such as an Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, or senior Activity Worker by performing a variety of duties such as:
1. Setting up furnishings and equipment for activity projects.
2. Teaching activities such as arts and crafts, sports, music, woodworking, cooking, gardening and exercises.
3. Preparing for and carrying out activities such as bingo, crafts, games and sing-songs.
4. Accompanies patients on outings and during social activities.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience
Grade 12 plus completion of recognized recreational courses such as handicrafts or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
i. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
ii. Ability to deal with others effectively.
iii. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
iv. Ability to teach.
v. Ability to organize work.
vi. Ability to operate related equipment.
Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:
• Background check consent
• A clear vulnerable sector screening
• A clean drivers abstract.
• Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees at Buchanan Lodge/Sunset Lodge/Grace Health Services/Vancouver Harbour Light Detox. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
Job Type: Casual
Salary: $27.86 per hour
• 8 hour shift
• On call
Work Location: In person
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