Cook I- Letty Owings Center
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid: 4/26/22)
TITLE: Cook I- Letty Owings Center
This staff member will work at the following locations: LOC Friday
and Monday, Hooper Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday
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 of 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 the prescribed
- 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
- Ensures that leftover food is promptly collected and stored or
disposed of appropriately.
- Prepares meals in such a manner to reduce food or supply
- In coordination with the 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
- 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 the program meets or exceeds sanitation, food
handling, food storage, and record-keeping standards to comply with
local, state, and federal agency requirements.
- Ensure that the kitchen, dining, and storage areas are clean
- Ensure that all food preparation and storage are in compliance
with the Oregon Health Authority Food Sanitation Rules.
- Ensure that all food (including leftovers) is stored
appropriately and is not contaminated, spoiled, or expired.
- Ensure all food (including leftovers) 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 is performed as scheduled (including, but not
limited to, floor mats, refrigerators, freezers, and walk-in
- Ensure that all kitchen equipment (pots, pans, utensils) and
areas/surfaces are clean and sanitary at the 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
- Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with
clients, their children, visitors, families, peers, and
supervisors, including modeling prosocial mealtimes and healthy
food choices with families.
- 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 the
program is developed.
- Works with clients and peers to ensure client chores are
performed to standard and those discrepancies are handled
- 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 stock pick-up 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, bread, and milk, etc.
- Maintains a current list of designated snack/after-hour items
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 clients'
needs 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
- Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including
HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and 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 and your supervisor or their designee.
- 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
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 per day.
- The ability to perform duties that involve retrieving items in
locations 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 hostile behaviors.
- Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary
- 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 the decision-making process.
- Ability to consider impacts of oppression, structural racism,
and individual bias on client outcomes.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Must have at least 6 months prior institutional cooking
- Possess a current Oregon Food handler to permit, or be able to
obtain within 2 weeks of hire.
- Have or be able to obtain Adult and Child/Infant CPR
Certification before the 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 a DUI
conviction or diversion within the previous 3 years, 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, lifestyles, 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.
Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our
- Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at
the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
- Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match
of 4.25% in your 1 st year, 6% in the 2 nd year, and 8% in your 3
- 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
- Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance
- Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term
- Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14
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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