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Ve’ahavta is a registered non-profit social service organization based on the Jewish ethics of justice, kindness, and responsibility. At Ve’ahavta, we deliver programs that break down barriers, restore human dignity, foster capacity-building, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle of poverty and create real change in their lives. Further information can be found at www.veahavta.org

 At Ve’ahavta, we value hard work, but we also value recognition, wellness, and taking care of each other. In addition to a competitive salary, Ve’ahavta employees are offered full group health benefits including dental coverage, a Wellness Spending Account allowance, Employee Assistance Program, generous vacation and sick time off policies, in addition to office closures for all statutory and Jewish holidays. Above all, we provide a warm, supportive, fun, and progressive place of work. Come join us! 

“It is an honor and a privilege to support Ve’ahavta clients to achieve their goals. I also love being part of the Ve’ahavta team, a group of thoughtful, committed, and dedicated employees who work tirelessly to change the world. I am grateful for all the opportunities that are given to me to help me grow and transform professionally.”
– M.J., Ve’ahavta Employee

JOB PURPOSE

As the Recipe for Success Program Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to guide individuals facing socio-economic barriers through their career development process in the food service industry, bringing them long-term self-sufficiency and stability. The nourishing food prepared in this program will be used to serve those facing homelessness and poverty in the GTA through Ve’ahavta’s mobile outreach van program. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Reporting to the Manager of Social Service Programs, and working within a team of compassionate individuals, you will work collaboratively to provide top quality programming. Through workshops, mentorship, and hands-on training you will guide individuals with lived experience of poverty and homelessness into a brighter future. Through your strong leadership and compassionate approach, you will maximize the opportunities for clients to gain valuable training, confidence, and skills that will have a lasting impact. 

You will also have the opportunity to work with, and supervise, a small group of volunteers who will assist and participate in the hands-on food prep components of the program. Through this experience, volunteers are able to connect with community members in a meaningful way, while supporting a cause they care about. You will get to facilitate this wonderful connection! 

As the key program delivery team member, you will oversee the logistics, safety protocols, and systems to ensure a smooth and efficient program rollout for each session. Your keen eye for details and ability to work in a fast-paced environment will be instrumental in the oversight of the kitchen. Your strong understanding of cooking and food prep principles, as well as your culinary creativity, will be key in menu design while making use of ingredients donated to the program on a weekly basis. 

Your passion for culinary arts in conjunction with your dedication to supporting others will make you an ideal candidate for this unique and dynamic role 

*A full job description is available upon request
*this is currently an in-person position, adjustments due to COVID19 will made based on Public Health advisories 

We are seeking a values-driven individual who meets the following eligibility criteria:

QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 3−5 years of experience in a commercial kitchen environment 
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of working with marginalized communities, especially those facing socio-economic barriers and mental health challenges 
  • Experience in a facilitation and mentorship role 
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills 
  • A natural leader with a strong sense of responsibility and accountability 
  • Creative, organized and passionate 

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening. 

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
jobs@veahavta.org

Ve’ahavta is an equal opportunity employer that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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