Part-Time Cafeteria Attendant

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
YWCA Toronto
  • Food Service
Contract - Part Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Entry LevelN/A2019-09-112019-09-23

Employment Type:                 Part-Time, Sessional

Work Hours:                            30 hours per week

Contract Start Date:              ASAP

Contract End Date:                April 13, 2020

Salary:                                     $14.00 per hour

Location:                                 80 Woodlawn Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1C1

Application Deadline:           Monday, September 23, 2019


The Part-Time Cafeteria Attendant is responsible for preparing and serving meals, cleaning the serving area and cafeteria, and assisting the Food Services Supervisor in the preparation of meals and snacks.


There are six main components to the service delivered by 1st Stop Woodlawn. The program provides 22 shelter beds to young women (16–25 years of age); 22 shelter beds to women 26 years and older; 6 rooms in Second Stage Supportive Housing for mature and/or senior women and 6 second stage rooms for young women not ready for independent living. The Housing Help program provides advocacy referral and support to residents in the shelter. The Transitional Support program provides aftercare to residents and their children providing support through group work, counselling and connecting women to supports. The Ministry of Health Rent Supplement Program provides housing and support to women with mental health issues.


  • Prepares and serves breakfast daily in a cafeteria setting;
  • Assists the Food Services Supervisor in the preparation of meals when necessary and afternoon snack as required by the Toronto Shelter Standards;
  • Orders food, dishes and silverware supplies, and purchases supplies as needed in consultation with the Food Services Supervisor;
  • Stores unused food supplies properly to meet health regulations and prevent spoilage; locks food storage area;
  • Washes dishes and stores them overnight and locks storage area;
  • Cleans kitchen appliances including refrigerators, storage freezer, tables, counters, stoves, sinks and floor;
  • Empties and cleans garbage cans daily;
  • Reports equipment problems and cleaning supplies needs to the Food Services Supervisor;
  • Assists with the delivery of food and supplies used in all meal preparation, and its storage;
  • Responsible for inventory of YWCA dishes and flatware.


  •  High school diploma or equivalent (Cases for equivalency will be considered);
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in food handling and food preparation;
  • Completed Food Handlers Certificate;
  • Completed Toronto Shelter Standards training an asset;
  • Ability to maintain a positive approach and a professional manner at all times;
  • Ability to interact with a diverse community of women and young women within shelter and housing environments;
  • Experience working in a residential setting an asset;
  • Experience working with culturally diverse population.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Kate Miller, Associate Manager of 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter. YWCA Toronto. 80 Woodlawn Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4T 1C1. Email:

Please quote JOB ID number STOP0255 and your name in the subject line.

Please Note: To qualify for this INN position, candidates must be receiving Ontario Works Assistance.

A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting Date: September 11, 2019