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Day Care Cook - General

Posted: Aug 9, 2019
Closing Date: Aug 23, 2019
Job ID: Family & Community S

Job Description

Standoff Day Care - Permanent




             The Day Care Cook provides for the nutritional needs of the children (infant, pre-school and school-aged) attending the day care.  The incumbent plans, prepares and serves meals and snacks, and maintains a clean kitchen.  The Day Care Cook ensures that meals and snacks provided are in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.





  • The Day Care Cook reports directly to the Day Care Team Lead




  • Positions which generally report to the Day Care Cook include:
    • None




  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Blood Tribe Administration Policies and Procedures, the Family and Community Support Services Operations Manual, Alberta Day Care Licensing Standards, and the Alberta Health Regulations Act.


  • Purchases groceries on a quarterly and 2 week time schedule adhering to the annual budget.


  • Plans and prepares a weekly menu of daily morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack, according to the Canada Food Guide.  Ensures lunch and snacks are prepared and served on time according to the meal schedule.


  • Ensures that food is presented in an appealing nature combining different colours, textures, and shapes.


  • Posts the weekly menu at the front entrance and in kitchen area.


  • Posts an allergy list in the kitchen area and must be updated on a monthly basis.


  • Ensure weekly/monthly menu planning includes special occasions such as children’s birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, Valentine’s Day, staff theme planning, etc.


  • Ensures snacks and meals do not violate any dietary restrictions that the children may have, especially in case of allergies.


  • Cleans tables, gathers dishes, washes dishes, sweeps and mops floor as required after meal and snack time in each of the play rooms.


  • Ensures that the kitchen and equipment are clean and sanitized at all times, including stove, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, dishwasher (thorough wipe down).  All major appliances such as stove, fridge, freezer etc. are sanitized weekly.


  • Must do a monthly check for expired food items to be discarded.


  • Launders kitchen towels and cleaning cloths at the end of each day to ensure there is a supply for the next day.  Blankets and sheets to be washed once a week and mats to be sanitized and wiped down every day to maintain a clean safe environment.


  • Proper cooking attire (hair nets, gloves, apron).


  • Ensure that at least once a month culture meal/snack is served.  


  • Menus must be planned in advance and be kept in a filing system to be used for future reference.   These will be retained for a minimum of 2 years.


  • Keeps an inventory list of all purchases made and submits a request to purchase goods when they run low or become empty.  The requests may be submitted to the Daycare Manager to be processed.


  • Lunch will include a portion for all staff.  The staff will encourage and model to the children in their group to try the food groups.


  • May submit a recipe, or valuable information regarding food/Canada Food Guide to share with parents in the day care programs monthly newsletter.


  • Attends monthly staff meetings.


  • Helps with supervision of children when needed.





  • Must be innovative, creative, and imaginative.


  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.


  • Must be able to budget and plan in advance.


  • Must have a genuine interest in cooking and baking for large groups.


  • Must possess good organizational and time management skills.


  • Must be able to work with people as a part of a team.


  • Must have good basic arithmetic and mathematics skills.


  • Must be in good health and be able to stand for long periods.


  • Must be willing to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.


  • Must have a keen sense of taste and smell.


  • Must be able to deal diplomatically and professionally with staff and parents.


  • Should possess a good understanding of Native culture and issues


  • Related experience in a Native organization is an asset.


  • An ability to communicate in Blackfoot is an asset.





  • Must have completed a Food Safety and Sanitation Certificate with a minimum of one year related work experience
  • Must possess a valid standard First Aid Certificate and training in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Child and Infant CPR
  • Must submit a current Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Welfare Check (SYME)
  • Must have a minimum Level 1 Certificate or be willing to complete a 50 hour orientation in Early Childhood Education certificate
  • Must possess a valid class 5 driver's license and have access to a vehicle

How to Apply


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, criminal record check and copies of your credentials to:


Blood Tribe Administration Human Resources

P.O. Box 60

Standoff AB,    T0L 1Y0

Attention: Marlene Blood





Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information, please contact Marlene Blood: (403) 737-8219

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