Posting Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Lethbridge, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Cook - On Call Casual Wages 

Job Requisition ID: 29849

Ministry: Children's Services

Location: Lethbridge

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: May 1 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 04B 4000 Cook 1

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. Children’s Services focuses on early intervention, child development and delivering supports and services to children, youth and families. It works to ensure that children in Alberta have the tools they need to thrive in healthy families and communities. The ministry engages with Indigenous leaders and communities, the Government of Canada, other Government of Alberta ministries, community agencies and other stakeholders. 


For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


Do you have a vision of building strong communities where children and youth are valued, nurtured and cared for?  Are you looking for opportunities to assist in your communities during these changing times?
There is an excellent wage opportunity for a Cook at our Sifton centre who will be reporting to the Program Supervisor.

Be a part of a team that will enhance your experience and build your skills working together to develop nurturing and safe environments for children, youth and families.

The following locations are in need of on-call wage Cook employee to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for youth. On call, casual wage support staff must have the ability to work shiftwork and weekends as required:
Lethbridge – Sifton
As a Cook you will you are part of a fast paced environment where you are responsible for: food preparation; planning ((birthdays, discharge parties, holiday meals, etc.), budgeting and ordering food and household supplies; completion of food/supply inventories; ensuring safety and cleanliness of the work area; assisting the child care staff in establishing standards pertaining to cleanliness, chores, laundry and other client living skills; the instruction of basic life skills to clients, supervise clients and function as a role model for them.
You will be accountable for the daily delivery of safe, fresh, consistent, nutritious and visually appealing food to the Lethbridge – Sifton clients - Cooking meals for up to 30 people.  Using your strong knowledge of the culinary arts and your ability to follow rules and guidelines, you would be expected to carry out your responsibilities within a standard set of kitchen policies and procedures as well as industry practices. The challenge you will face in this position is to provide services as required within a highly dynamic working environment. Ability to supervise and work with youth in the kitchen.


Requirements: A Journeyman level cook certification is required. Experience in food service including food preparation for large groups, sanitation procedures and the knowledge and ability to prepare and provide meals based on the Canada Food Guide is required. Knowledge of City of Lethbridge’s Health Inspector requirements.  Experience working with emotionally troubled adolescents and the ability to supervise, instruct and apply appropriate safety requirements for the clients is an asset.  
Candidates should also possess good communication and observation skills, the ability to work independently with little supervision, and skills in the use and care of household equipment and materials.  Candidates must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. Standard First Aid Certificate is required.   
Children Services is committed to delivering culturally appropriate services to Indigenous populations and we encourage applications from Indigenous candidates.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


Below is a list of the APS Competencies to assist you:
•    Agility – Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to change. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
•    Drive for Results – Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
•    Develop Self and Others – Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization.
•    Build Collaborative Environments – Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Develop Networks – Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
•    Systems Thinking – Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals.
•    Creative Problem Solving – Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.   


$20.70 to $24.95 per hour


This is a casual on-call wage opportunity, there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from per week.  Employees are expected to be available a minimum number of shifts per week.
Final candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening including: an academic credential check, Intervention Record check, proof of valid driver’s license and provide a suitable security screening (Criminal Record check with vulnerable sector), A completed CRC with VS within 6 months at time of application is acceptable.  Additional pre-employments may be required dependent on location: medical, drivers abstract.  
Successful candidates must be prepared to complete and maintain training in Standard First Aid with CPR, suicide intervention, high-risk de-escalation and Indigenous cultural understanding.
What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:
•    Full orientation and supported learning 
•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
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How To Apply

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Lori Casey at 


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.