Salary: $14.42 per hour
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Primary Location: Los Angeles
Facilities: 2307 West 6th Street
Program/Department: Food Services
The mission of HealthRIGHT 360 (the best of Haight Asbury Free Clinics and Walden House) is to give hope, build health, and change lives for people in need. We do this by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment to over 22,000 uninsured Californians annually.
The Facility Cook supervises and executes food preparation, ordering, and shopping, consistent with quality/budgetary objectives of the agency. Through oversight, planning and organizing, the facility Cook is responsible for ensuring all food services functions at the facility are executed. Additionally, the Cook ensures safety of food handling practices, proper sanitation, utilization of the FIFO method and more.
Food Service Responsibilities : Ensure meals are well balanced, nutritious and appealing. Reduce unnecessary costs whenever possible and utilizes donations and creativity on menus. Follow production menu. Orders food within budget and prepare food for residents and special events. Drive Food Services van to transport food, meals, and other supplies between facilities. Advise on possible improvements in efficiency, productivity, etc.
Food Storage and Safety Responsibilities:
Manage food storage, proper refrigeration and inventory control. Maintain professional safety standards, cleanliness and sanitation in accordance with health and safety codes. Ensure servicing and repair of equipment. Notify supervisor of equipment needs.
Treatment Setting Responsibilities : Ensure that all kitchen client workers are familiar with agency and departmental policies, procedures, practices safe food handling and holds clients accountable. Train and evaluate clients assigned to kitchen. Maintain team spirit and morale within kitchen. Work as a team with Food Services and performs functions that further Department and Agency needs.
And, other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Certifications and licenses
• Food handling and preparation certification or experience as chef/head cook
Industrial kitchen tools and equipment &cooking methods techniques
Knowledge of :
• safety and hygiene standards and regulations
• nutrition and special dietary requirements
• volume preparation, portion control and food preservation
• Inventory Control System
Skills and abilities:
-Temperament to work with and train emotionally disturbed clients
-Knowledge of approaches to recovery such as 12 step, social, or medical models
-Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
-Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
-Experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications
-Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
-Action oriented. Strong problem-solving skills
-Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities.
-Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
-Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
-Understanding of and ability to demonstrate professional boundaries with clients
Certifications and licenses:
• High school diploma or GED or Culinary certificate or degree
• Valid California driver’s license insurable by HealthRIGHT 360 (formerly HAFC-Walden House)
• First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment
• CPR Certified within 30 days of employment
• must not be on active parole or probation