Employment Opportunities

Kitchen Manager

We are looking for a Kitchen Manager to supervise the daily operation of a program in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. We provide medications daily to people who require additional supports with chronic disease management.  We also offer breakfast and lunch 365 days per year.

Kitchen Manager responsibilities include supervising the food preparations and cooking, maintaining a fully stocked kitchen inventory and complying with safety and cleanliness standards.

The Kitchen Manager would also be responsible for directly supervising a team of Community Health Workers who work within the food program. This would include the provision of providing direct supervision and on-the-job support to support capacity-building.

Hours of Work and Salary Range

  •     Full-Time, Monday – Friday (with occasional weekends and evenings)
  •     Salary will be dependent on level of experience

 Kitchen Manager responsibilities include:

  •     Manage kitchen staff
  •     Coordinate food orders
  •     Supervise food prep and cooking
  •     Checking food plating and temperature
  •     Staff scheduling
  •     Train kitchen staff on prep work
  •     Store food products in compliance with safety practices
  •     Maintain weekly and monthly cost reports
  •     Ability to stay within budget
  •     Maintain sanitation and safety standards in the kitchen area

Job Requirements include:

  •     Proven work experience as a Kitchen Manager, or Restaurant Manager
  •     Knowledge of Indigenous culture and cuisine
  •     Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients
  •     Knowledge of a wide range of recipes
  •     Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and safety regulations
  •     Excellent organizational skills
  •     Conflict management abilities
  •     Ability to manage a team in a fast-paced work environment
  •     Flexibility to work during evenings and weekends
  •     Certification from a culinary school or degree in Restaurant Management is a plus
  •     Ability to work and manage people who are marginalized.

Qualities we are looking for in a Kitchen Manager

  • You have strong emotional self-regulation skills and strong managerial skills
  • You have knowledge of Indigenous People and culture
  • Able to creatively solve problems
  • Ability to set firm boundaries and practice assertive communication.
  • You are a compassionate person with the ability to treat the person in front of you with dignity and respect
  • You are comfortable communicating with health care professionals
  • You have the ability to work within the harm reduction model of the Cooperative

Please apply in-person OR send resume and cover letter to info@uihhc.ca by 4pm on Friday July 12th/2019.

If you have further questions about this position please visit the UIHHC at 626 Powell St Vancouver, BC, and ask for Michele Pearce or Jennifer Dehoney.



(Position Offered: 1.0 FTE and/or two 0.5 FTE positions)


​As a counselor working in an environment dedicated to Indigenous health & wellness, you will:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary community health team to provide culturally-safe treatment and case management services for Indigenous people that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness, addictions or concurrent disorders (i.e. addictions and mental illness) to meet the holistic needs of the client and to provide access to services and integration across the care continuum.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with, and consult with, clients and their families, mental health professionals and primary care colleagues, and the Indigenous community to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices, client needs, and a combination of western and traditional Indigenous health & wellness practices and approaches, as appropriate.
  • Perform culturally-safe intake assessments; mental health and addictions assessment and treatment; assertive case treatment planning; crisis intervention; consultation; individual, couple and family counselling, and group therapy and clinical education to provide, facilitate and coordinate client access to services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, or equivalent, from a recognized university program supplemented with three (3) years’ experience providing treatment services to adults with mental health and/or addiction ​issues including two (2) years’ experience with lndigenous community​ health services and health promotion issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Indigenous ancestry.
  • Valid BC Drivers License, as local travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge of:

  • Mental illness and treatment
  • Substance use and addictions treatment
  • Psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
  • Psychotherapeutic and counselling skills, with particular emphasis on evidence based interventions with trauma and attachment disruption in populations who experience historical oppression
  • Indigenous healing modalities
  • Social, political and historical impacts of colonization on the health & well-being of Indigenous people
  • Indigenous cultures, as well as experience working with Indigenous people. A commitment to ongoing professional development in Indigenous Cultural Safety is an expectation.
  • Community and home support resources, and Indigenous health, social and community services.
  • Other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.

The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Conduct culturally-safe mental health and addiction assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention
  • Apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process
  • Work effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, Indigenous patients and their families, and Indigenous service providers (Elders & Cultural workers) either one-on-one and in-groups
  • Demonstrate listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Establish workload priorities.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Provide consultation, leadership and work direction.


The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

*To apply, please send C.V. and cover letter to info@uihhc.ca by 5pm on Friday July 12/2019.

**Those invited to attend an interview should prepare to be available for a panel interview between July 15-19/2019.