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Cook I- Letty Owings Center

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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

HOURS: Friday-Tuesday-9:00am-5:30pm

PAY: 16.72

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 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 menu.
  • Ensures that food is prepared and served in an appetizing and sanitary manner.
  • 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 mealtime.
  • Ensures that leftover 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 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 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 planned meals.
  • 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 nature.
  • 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 and sanitary.
  • 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 refrigerator).
  • 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 exception.
  • Ensure that all temperature checks and area inspections are performed and recorded daily.
  • Interacts with clients, peers, guests, and leadership professionally.
  • 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 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 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 needed.
  • 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, including:
  • 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 shift.
  • 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 writing.
    • 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 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 the decision-making process.
    • Ability to consider impacts of oppression, structural racism, and individual bias on client outcomes.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
      • Must have at least 6 months prior institutional cooking experience.
      • 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 Act.
      • Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects. Able to climb stairs several times a day.
      • 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 dignity.
      • 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 employees!
        • 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 rd year!
        • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
        • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
        • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
        • Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.
          EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          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) Associated topics: appetizer, cocinera, cocinera de la parrilla, cook, dinner, meat cutter, prep cook, roasting, station, stove

Keywords: Central City Concern, Portland , Cook I- Letty Owings Center, Other , Portland, Oregon

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