The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Cook/Harbor Light/Chicago

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    2018-6169
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Harbor Light
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    DOING THE MOST GOOD

     

    Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world?  The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need.  We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference.

     

    POSITION TITLE:                     Cook

     

    LOCATION/DEPT:                     Harbor Light

     

    REPORTS TO:                          Food Service Manager

     

    DEPARTMENT MISSION

    To provide leadership using policies, procedures and available systems to support the Harbor Light Center in meeting the mission of The Salvation Army.

     

    PROGRAM/CLIENT ENVIRONMENT

    The backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light Program will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors.  When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site.  Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.    

     

    OUTCOMES

    The Cook is primarily responsible the preparation of meals for the nutrition program.

    Responsibilities

     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. All meals are prepared consistent with the menu identified.
    1. Food that qualifies is prepared for next day. Supplies are obtained from the storerooms, coolers or freezer.
    1. The receipt of deliveries (food and non food items) and maintenance of food service areas are organized and supervised. Food and equipment are secured from theft.
    1. The food service area is cleaned and maintained on a daily basis at standards which insure full compliance with all health and sanitation requirements. This includes the cleaning of the ovens and skillet.  All completed tasks are documented.  All pertinent documentation is maintained.
    1. All kitchen staff are supervised including volunteers who are assigned to the Food Service Department.
    1. All other duties as assigned.

    RELATIONSHIPS

    This individual relates to and interacts with a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army.  In these contacts, they act as a representative of the army and its mission.

     

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED

    Under the general supervision of the Kitchen Manager with some freedom to plan, schedule and carry out responsibilities within established policies and guidelines.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    • One year food service experience.
    • Must posses current Chicago Sanitation License.

    COMPETENCIES

    • Able to work as a team member and well with others.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Able to work at fairly fast pace.
    • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
    • An attention to detail.
    • A positive attitude and ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
    • Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

    This position is required to do light physical work. Must be able to walk up two flights of stairs and lift up to 70lbs.

     

    In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard kitchen equipment. 

     

    The work environment for this position includes a kitchen environment with a low to high noise level. 

     

    Must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems.

     

    COMPENSATION

    Full-Time/Non-Exempt

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