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Part Time Cook- Horizons Care Center

Volunteers of America National Services

This is a Full-time position in Orchard City, CO posted October 2, 2021.

The Part Time Cook will provide quality food service in accordance with all State and Federal regulations and to meet the nutritional and individual needs of the residents.

Schedule: M-F (16-32 hours per pay period)

Wage: $14.71-15.78

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Completes defined food preparation, serving of meals and cleaning duties according to proper procedures, using various dietary equipment and supplies, as assigned by the Director of Dietary and Management Team.
  • Plans and initiates cooking schedule for food preparation to meet meal schedule.
  • Prepares, seasons, cooks and serves meat, main dish, soup and vegetable for assigned meal; ensures appropriate portioned servings according to portion control standards.
  • Prepares nutritional snacks for residents as assigned.
  • Tastes and smells prepared food to determine quality and palatability.
  • Monitors temperature of hot and cold foods through food preparation and service to ensure that established temperature goals are met prior to steam table transfer and maintained throughout meal service.
  • Stores leftovers properly, plans for use of leftover foods in accordance with State and Federal sanitation regulations.
  • Supervises dietary staff in the absence of the Director of Dietary and Assistant Director of Dietary; initiate replacement calls for absentees and re-organizes work assignments as directed.
  • Assists with department inventory program.
  • Implements menu substitutions if needed according to State and Federal regulations.
  • Cleans equipment and work areas as assigned by the Director of Dietary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Friendly and enjoy working with the elderly.
  2. High School diploma/GED required preferred. Education in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets preferred.
  3. Minimum of one year food service experience in a healthcare dietary setting preferred.
  4. Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
  5. General knowledge of quantity food preparation and portioned serving required.
  6. Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public.
  7. Numerical ability necessary to make various computations in keeping work record, monitoring inventory control and supplies, and in recipe preparation.
  8. Possesses adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of preparing and carrying quantity foods.
  9. Possesses coordination and dexterity required to prepare food and operate dietary equipment.
  10. Able to understand and follow procedures, recipe directions, diet orders and work assignments.
  11. Works in an area that is often very hot/cold.
  12. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Recently, the Healthcare division of Volunteers of America National Services decided to require vaccination for all employees, volunteers and contractors. While this decision was difficult, we understand that we care for individuals who are most susceptible to advanced COVID illness and death. We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for those we serve. This commitment extends to another very important group of individuals, our employees