Cook II- Letty Owings Center
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid: 6/10/2022)
TITLE: Cook -II
DEPARTMENT: Letty Owings Center
HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm
SUMMARY: The Letty Owings Center (LOC) is a Residential Substance
Use Disorder treatment program for pregnant women or parenting
women with children from newborn to five years of age. The Cook II
position is a key component to the daily functioning of the
program's food service system. The position requires a person with
a high degree of motivation for working with families,
organizational skills, and a demonstrated understanding of
prenatal, adult and child nutritional needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares and serves meals according to prescribed menu.
Ensures that food is prepared and served in an appetizing and
Ensures that the food is apportioned appropriately to ensure
adequate servings to all clients.
Ensures that the food is served in a manner that maintains
appropriate temperatures and sanitary conditions throughout the
Ensures that left over food is promptly collected and stored or
disposed of appropriately.
Prepares meals in such a manner to reduce food or supply waste.
In coordination with supervisor plan appropriate menus that adhere
to the standards of nutritional adequacy.
Menus should be prepared for all meals seven days a week on a
revolving six week cycle.
Planned meals should be nutritionally sound and follow appropriate
government agency and nutritional organization recommendations.
Planned meals should have a strong bias toward freshly prepared
ingredients and avoid reheated pre-processed foods.
Menu records must be maintained including menu deviations from
Menus should be adapted (either individual or group) to ensure all
dietary needs of residents are met, including any special dietary
needs/restrictions; both allergy and cultural/religious in
Planned menus must work within the assigned budget.
Ensure that program meets or exceeds sanitation, food handling,
food storage and record keeping standards to remain in compliance
with local, state and federal agency requirements.
Ensure that the kitchen, dining and storage areas are kept clean
and sanitary at all times.
Ensure that all food preparation and storage is in compliance with
the Oregon Health Authority Food Sanitation Rules.
Ensure that all food (including left overs) is stored appropriately
and is not contaminated, spoiled or expired.
Ensure all food (including left overs) is marked appropriately with
expiration dates/times and that all food that exceeds beyond use
dating is promptly discarded.
Ensure that regular deep cleaning of kitchen, storage and dining
room areas performed as scheduled (including, but not limited to
floor mats, refrigerators, freezers, walk-in refrigerator).
Ensure that all kitchen equipment (pots, pans, utensils) and
areas/surfaces are clean and sanitary at end of each shift and that
all garbage has been removed to the dumpster area without
Ensure that all temperature checks and area inspections are
performed and recorded daily.
Interacts with clients, peers, guests and leadership in a
Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with clients,
their children, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors, to
include modeling prosocial mealtimes and healthy food choices with
Role model and engage clients to participate in dining room cleanup
in a positive, respectful manner.
Provides training for clients in food service skills as program is
Works with clients and peers to ensure client chores are performed
to standard and that discrepancies are handled appropriately.
Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory.
Responsible for completing a weekly inventory and ordering what is
needed to ensure adequate stocks while avoiding waste.
Assists with delivery and pick up of stock for both food item needs
and general supplies.
Ensures that food in storage is appropriately rotated and par
levels are maintained to eliminate shortages and wastage.
On occasion when food is ordered from an outside source, under the
direction of a supervisor, will order and pick up meals as
Responsible for stocking and filling all food items that are
provided to residents on a 24/7 basis, including but not limited to
condiments, fresh snacks, cereals, breads, and milk, etc.
Maintains a current list of designated snack/after hour items that
will be available for clients.
Assists with managing day to day needs of the facility
Driving to pick up food service inventory or other items
(non-kitchen related) as needed.
Providing transportation for clients if no other means is available
and workload allows.
Assisting other team members in providing for the needs of the
clients as needed.
Ability to manage tasks and schedule to ensure:
Meals are served on time.
Full kitchen cleanup is completed before the end of the shift.
Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including
HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements
regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support
compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to
community partners' and outside providers' patient confidentiality
agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR
access. This includes immediately reporting any breach of protected
health information or personal identification information of any
person receiving CCC services by CCC or an outside provider to the
CCC Compliance Department, as well as to your supervisor or their
Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work within the mission, vision, policies of conduct and
ethics of Central City Concern.
Skill and experience as an institutional cook, preferably in a
prior health care or residential setting, with a thorough knowledge
of prenatal, adult, and child nutrition.
Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 50 pounds multiple times
The ability to perform duties which involve retrieving items in
locations that may be overhead, under countertops, in drawers
and/or a significant distance apart repeatedly.
Ability to prepare, cook and serve food.
Ability to conduct cleaning tasks and duties throughout the
allotted time of the shift.
Skill in demonstrating a high tolerance for change.
Demonstrate the ability to work calmly under pressure.
Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to work with people from a diverse range of ethnic and
socio-economic backgrounds, including those with dual diagnoses or
other disabilities who may display behaviors that are hostile.
Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize de-escalation techniques, when
encountering volatile situations.
Demonstrated understanding of professional and personal boundaries
in the workplace.
Ability to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved
communities during decision-making process.
Ability to consider impacts of oppression, structural racism, and
individual bias on client outcomes.
Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Must have at least 6 months prior institutional cooking
Possess a current Oregon Food handlers permit, or be able to obtain
within 2 weeks of hire.
Have or able to obtain Adult and Child/Infant CPR Certification
prior to start date.
Must possess a current driver's license, pass a DMV background
check and be designated an "acceptable" driver as outlined in
Central City Concern's Fleet Safety Policy. Must pass an initial
drivers training and annual recertification training.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
Must be approved by the Childcare Background Check Unit.
Must be approved by the Childcare Background Check Unit.
The OAR prohibits SUDS program staff from having within the
previous 3 years a DUI conviction or diversion, a felony
conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled Substances
Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull
and lift heavy objects. Able to climb stairs several times a
If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence
under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the
immediate past two years.
Must adhere to agency nondiscrimination policies.
Must be able to effectively interact with co-workers and clients
with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political
affiliations, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual
orientations and treat each individual with respect and
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for
employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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