Junior Cook, Clinton Residence

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the Chef, the junior cook will assist in providing meals for 57 residents in a 24-hour supportive housing and treatment program for formerly homeless mentally ill adults.

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 Custodian 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

Job duties generally require they physical activities described below, subject to any necessary reasonable accommodations due disability. 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.

Education Requirements

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

Experience Requirements

Experience working in a kitchen and preparing meals.

Preferred skills:

Teamwork: An ability to communicate, coordinate with other staff and provide reports of relevant incidents.

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

Communication: Good verbal and listening skills.

Organizational: Strong time management and leadership skills

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

Schedule: Thursday-Monday, 10am-6pm

Salary: $22,000 annually.

Resume and cover letter to: careers@projectrenewal.org EOE.