Supply Kitchen Assistant, Child Care Services (Taggart Location)

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Position: Supply Kitchen Assistant, Child Care Services (Taggart Location)
Location: Taggart Family Y, 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa
Type: Part- Time, 7am-3:30pm shift preferred start date October 12, 2021
Preferred start date: Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021
Closing date: Friday, Oct 29, 2021


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.


Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA-YWCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families. Our competitive wage and benefit package includes:

  • Free Y membership.
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Maternity leave to all our staff up to 6 more months after the year of leave.


What you offer?

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Deliver lunches to the program rooms.
  • Ensure that the staff has the necessary items for lunch distribution.
  • After lunch, ensure all leftover food and dishes are tidied up and stored according to Public Health Guidelines
  • Clean, wash, sterilize and store all dishes as per Public Health Guidelines.
  • Carry out housekeeping duties as required.
  • Thoroughly rinse all catering dishes supplied, leaving them with the hot box to be returned to the caterer.
  • Set out afternoon snacks and appropriate dishes on the trolleys for staff.
  • In consultation with the child care coordinator, program staff, and the caterer, ensure that appropriate substitute meals and snacks are provided for children with food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.
  • Attend staff meetings and training seminars as required.
  • In the event, you are unable to fulfill the responsibilities of your regular shift, ensure an adequate replacement is secured and inform the immediate supervisor.


What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Minimum current Food Handler Certification
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ with AED Certifications


  • Fluent in English, oral and written

Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of child development and experience working with children
  • A highly motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children
  • High level of interpersonal and written skills
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including frequently moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50lbs
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations
  • Develop and maintain constructive and open communication with staff

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is a mandatory requirement. This requirement requires a renewal every three (3) years, and an Offence declaration signed annually
  • Letter of good health from a physician before the beginning position
  • Immunizations and Tuberculosis tests are up to date before the beginning position
  • As a condition of employment, in accordance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy for Staff and Volunteers, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption.
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.


Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to Y Vision and Values - Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes, and values of the Y.
  • Communication - Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • Integrity - Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • Teamwork - Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness.  Creates an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members. 
  • Concern for health and safety - Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others on risk and harm reduction.
  • Creativity and innovation - Plans and implements quality programming in a developmentally appropriate environment.


About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve and as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.


How to apply?

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Kesha Murray. Please send applications to the Director, Child Care Services Taggart Family Y, Kesha Murray (

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.




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