Junior Cook- Clinton Residence

Title:                Junior Cook

Location:         Clinton Residence, Transitional Supportive Housing Residence

Schedule:        Thursday-Monday, 10am-6pm

Program Description:

Clinton Residence is a transitional treatment facility licensed and regulated by the NYS Office of Mental Health.  The facility provides transitional housing for 57 formerly homeless, single adults with chronic mental illness, some of whom are dually diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Junior Cook include, but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Reports to Chef for all assignments

  • assist the chef to prepare and cook two hot meals per day;

  • keep kitchen area, equipment and all food storage space clean;

  • provide coverage in the kitchen in the absence of the Chef;

  • assist with tracking kitchen inventory;

  • provide some supervision of kitchen intern (s) and other trainee staff.

Physical Activities:

While performing the duties of this position, the junior cook is regularly required to perform physical tasks including:                             

·         Lifting and transporting food inventory

·         Washing pots, pans, dishes and all kitchen utensils

·         Mopping, sweeping and cleaning counters and all surfaces

·         Must be able to lift items weighing up to 45lbs. 




  • A High School diploma, GED or Culinary Arts Training Certificate is preferred.

  • Experience working in a kitchen and preparing meals.

  • An ability to communicate, coordinate with other staff and provide reports of relevant incidents. Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.

  • An ability to interact well with all levels of staff, residents, and guests visiting the building. Ability to manage conflict calmly and productively.

  • Good verbal and listening skills.

  • Knowledge of food safety, sanitary and hygiene measures and procedures; knowledge of inventory control; complete knowledge of food preparation.


To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: to careers@projectrenewal.org