Aboriginal Coalition to End Homlessness Society

This is part-time and on-call position with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEHS) as a Cook at the Culturally-Supportive House This culturally-supportive
housing program was developed by the ACEHS in partnership and with funding from BC Housing. The House was designed for 12 Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness who are seeking a safe space to self-isolate with 24/7 supports and provides cultural programming, meals, and a Managed Alcohol Program. Reporting to the Kitchen Manager, the Cook will prepare 3 meals per day for the residents.


  • Prepare 3 meals per day as well as snacks and refreshments to be served throughout the evening;
  • Keep the kitchen clean, sanitary, and safe, following all health and safety guidelines;
  • Work with the Kitchen Coordinator to budget and project for supplies and food;
  • Maintain respectful, effective, open, and honest communication with the Family Members, co-workers, and Housed Manager;
  • Model effective and appropriate communication with Family Members and co-workers;
  • Actively participate in all staff development and training sessions;
  • Work within the constraints of a limited food budget;
  • Focus on nutritious, healthy food while highlighting traditional ingredients and techniques;
  • Safely prepare food while working with different allergies, food sensitivities and restrictions;
  • Accurately track and submit program expenses and invoice
  • Maintain all standards of Personal Protective Equipment during COVID-19;
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Required to consent to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Record
Check prior to commencement of employment.

  • Required valid First Aid certificate
  • Required Food Safe Certificate
  • Preferred valid Driver’s License

Education A degree, diploma, or certificate in a related subject combined with relevant
workplace experience and skill-based training is required. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill-based training, work and or lived experience.


  • Minimum one-year related experience
  • Preferred experience or personal insights into working cooperatively an nonjudgmentally with people with disabilities, lived experience, addictions, etc.
  • Preferred experience working with Indigenous peoples and an awareness of the impacts of colonization.
  • Preference given to those with experience working with non-profit organizations, family support, social services, and/or boards and committees.
  • Preference given to those with experience in coordinating events and community engagement.

Skills and Ability

  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis and manage stressful situations.
  • Excellent ability to deal professionally, effectively and non-judgmentally with a broad range of personalities, needs, cultures and abilities.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills:
  • Time management skills, with the ability to complete and prioritize a variety of tasks within a given timeline, with adherence to important deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently, take initiative, delegate tasks and also work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • A positive and encouraging individual who is flexible and reliable.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Ability to work within a limited budget creatively, with an interest in promoting and incorporating health, wellness, and nutrition.

Progressive understanding of persistent mental illness, addictions and other challenges
and how these issues impact overall health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Understanding of the intergenerational trauma that occurs as a result of colonization,
Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop, and other oppressive systems as well as the history
of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with Indigenous ancestry.

The ACEHS values strength in diversity. As an inclusive employer that celebrates the gifts of all its staff, the ACEH encourages members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community to apply.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter which highlights how your knowledge, skills and abilities will culturally support and contribute to the ACEH and our community.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@acehsociety.com