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Cook - $18.61+

Company: Volunteers of America Oregon
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position Close Date: 12/4/22 Volunteers of America Oregon is seeking a Cook to join our growing team! The Cook plans and prepares large batch meals in a fast-paced environment at the Women's Residential Center under the supervision of the Kitchen Manager. This position maintains a clean kitchen and work area, and complies with sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards. Volunteers of America Oregon is a nonprofit providing a range of therapeutic, trauma-informed, and supportive services to empower populations to implement changes and thrive. Compensation: $18.61 - $21.72/hour (Depends on Experience and/or Certifications). This is a part-time position with excellent benefits! Benefits package includes dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) with automatic 5.5% contribution after 18-months regardless of employee participation, generous paid time off plan, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and other voluntary benefits and discounts. Education, Training and Experience: Prior commercial cooking experience is preferred.
USDA recipes and guidelines experience preferred.
Current Multnomah County Food Handlers Permit or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Experience working within a nonprofit or social services environment preferred. Competencies: Experienced with cutting tools, cookware and bakeware.
Knowledge of various cooking procedures (grilling, sautéing, boiling, baking, etc.)
Excellent people skills and the ability to develop rapport with clients and others.
Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team. Additional Eligibility Requirements: Prefer an active drivers license, current insurance, and ability to pass our insurers driving standards.
Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. occasionally, stand, bend, walk and reach. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare large batch meals.
Assist with events and set up in a timely manner so that quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.
Follow production sheets and recipes.
Always maintain a clean kitchen and work area.
Work with kitchen staff to assure quality and great service is provided.
Provide training and support to staff and volunteers. Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment: Works in a kitchen using equipment such as stove, oven, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, mixer, and chefs knives to prepare food. Requires standing 4 or more hours a day. Employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, and noise. Schedule: This is a part-time position, 20 hrs. per week. Saturday and Sunday, and one weekday to be determined based on program needs. Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland , Cook - $18.61+, Hospitality & Tourism , Portland, Oregon

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