Number of Positions: 
Nova Vita
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Hours of Work: 

Full Time Contract Position (up to 8 months)
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Job Duties: 

**Please note two part time positions (one cook and one cleaner) will also be considered in lieu of one full time position***

Job Summary
To clean and maintain the residential level of the building in accordance with general health and safety guidelines and the standards of the Brant County Health Unit. This portion of the position will be for approximately 15 hours per week.

  • Clean designated common areas and common washrooms;
  • Clean and turn over vacant resident bedrooms and bathrooms;
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Attend team meetings
  • Room checks
  • Health and safety committee participation


  • Ensure all areas of responsibility are kept up to Health and Safety Standards and standards of the Brant County Health Unit
  • To clean vacant bedrooms and bathrooms in a timely manner to ensure new residents have a clean bedroom upon admission
  • Adhere to a strict policy of client confidentiality
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures at all times
  • Work cooperatively with all staff, volunteers and members of the community at large to serve the best interest of the agency

To ensure the provision of meals and snacks that meet the nutritional needs of the women and
children living in the shelter giving consideration to dietary and/or cultural needs.


  • Plan and prepare weekly menus that meet nutritional needs, cultural food preferences,
  • and dietary restrictions, in consultation with residents, staff and utilizing the Canada Food Guide
  • Shop for groceries within provided budget
  • Prepare and freeze meals for use during your absence
  • Prepare food for special events and holidays (i.e. birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving)
  • Complete brief intake with all residents to ensure health and safety in the common
  • areas and kitchen and that all dietary/cultural needs are met
  • Maintain kitchen and pantry and related areas
  • Ability to plan and purchase food
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications: 


  • Completion of high school
  • Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Possess valid driver’s license and own reliable vehicle
  • Ability to provide some life skills development to our clients would be an asset
  • Successful police and vulnerable sector check
  • Working knowledge of health and safety issues and standards
  • Ability to organize tasks and carry them out to completion
  • Possess a sensitivity to and understanding of the issues that face women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homelessness

Ability to function as part of a team and to work independently



  • Meals meet the Canada Food guide outline;
  • Menu planning and grocery shopping is completed in the most efficient manner;
  • Accountable to the Residential Manger for maintaining regular supervision;
  • Kitchen and pantry are kept up to standards according to the local health unit.
  • Adhere to client confidentiality.
  • Co-operate with the public health inspector and comply with all recommendations
  • Ensure all food and food products are stored appropriately 
$15.65 - $19.08
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How to Apply: 

If you require accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process, please notify us to
arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

Nova Vita is an equal opportunity employer and strives to be reflective and inclusive of the
communities we serve. We encourage individuals who identify as Indigenous, racialized,
immigrant, LGBTQI+, or disabled to apply.

We appreciate your interest in this employment opportunity, however only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by May 10, 2019
at 4:00 p.m. to: Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services
Attention: Katie Maas, Residential Manager
59 North Park Street
Brantford, ON N3R 4J8
Fax: 519-752-0811

Posting Duration: 
May 1 2019 to May 11 2019