Posted Sep 15, 2022Aboriginal Head Start Program Cook/Custodian



Business: Conayt Friendship Society
Address: Merritt BC


Agriculture Food/Beverage Janitorial


Aboriginal Head Start Program Cook / Custodian

Conayt Friendship Society is looking for a qualified and motivated individual for the position of Aboriginal Head Start Cook/Custodian. This position is a part-time position (4 hours a day) 20 hours per week. 

Cooking for: 28 Children (12 ages 0-3; 16 ages 3-6)

Start: As soon as possible 

WAGE: $20.00/hr. 

General Responsibilities: 

  • Provide well balanced nutritional meals adhering to Health Regulations, Aboriginal Head Start policies and procedures
  • Cook/prepare meals and snacks according to Canada’s Food Guide- First Nations, Inuit and Metis (Daily)
  • Responsible to be informed and accommodating of food allergies and special medical and dietary requirements of the centre children
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and organized kitchen; endure that the cleaning schedule are followed daily
  • Maintain a working environment that meets or exceeds all requirements from the Health Department and Conayt Aboriginal Head Start Standings
  • Order and purchase food and kitchen supplies within approved budget
  • Prepare and post weekly menu providing menu information for parents and other teachers
  • Assist and complete reports as needed
  • Attend workshops, training, conferences and staff meetings as required
  • Light janitorial duties as required
  • Assume other duties as required 


  • First-Aid/CPR certification
  • Valid Food Safe Level 1 Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation
  • 1-2 years’ experience, preferably cooking for large groups of people
  • Compliance with Conayt Friendship Society COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
  • Familiar with the Child Care and Early learning act, Canada’s food guide, and the Health and Sanitary regulations, Aboriginal Head Start, and Child Licensing
  • At least 3 references
  • Knowledge of surrounding language and culture 

Position open until filled

The successful candidate must pass a Criminal Record Check. As per section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. 

We thank all individuals for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Please Submit a cover letter and resume to:         

Cassandra Joseph, Program Director

Conayt Friendship Society

PO BOX 1989, Merritt BC, V1K 1B8



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