Are you tired of working long hours with late evenings? Do you want more time with your family? Do you want meaningful work where you help others? If so, then we have a great opportunity for you!
LSS CHOICES, is seeking a Full-time Kitchen Advocate for our innovative Domestic Violence Shelter with a new, state of the art kitchen! The Kitchen Advocate (Cook) is to be responsible for preparation, cooking, and serving of proper portions of entree food items in accordance with planned menus and recipes; and for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud; proper storage of leftover food according to established procedures; and inventory and stock rotation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure meals are appetizing and nutritionally balanced
Utilize proper food storage techniques
Coordinate and assist volunteer efforts, using a trauma informed approach with resident volunteers.
Comply with sanitation procedures of state and facility
Ensure a clean and sanitary work area and clean equipment after use
Accept, properly log, and store donations including marking date and item
Use First In First Out technique for food storage to ensure lack of waste
Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of LSS CHOICES and is knowledgeable of client rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the respect, dignity and well-being of all clients in a safe, secure environment.
Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs
Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation.
Supports and participates in common teamwork: Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment
Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene
Perform all other duties as assigned
Previous food preparation experience required
Experience working with low income, diverse or homeless population preferred
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to work with and for a diverse group of people
Ability to plan and organize multiple priorities
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to and aptitude for working in a team environment
Ability to lift 50 pounds
We are a drug free workplace and conduct background checks