Cook

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Dietary
Schedule: 40 hours/ week - Saturday thru Wednesday- 6 am to 2:30 pm
Pay Range: $16.54/hour

Trillium Family Services offers a great opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping children and adolescents in a psychiatric residential program. We look to hire people who are passionate about working with our population and who are committed to improving the lives of those we serve through our trauma informed models of practice. We offer fully paid training and opportunity for growth.

Our vision is to create safe communities where children are healthy, and every family has the opportunity for success. Families get the support they need – when and where they need it. There is a focus on prevention and health; organizations and systems are connected in a synergistic sanctuary community that generates: Non –violence, Growth and Change, Democracy, Emotional intelligence, Social learning, Open communication, and Social Responsibility.

Join our team of dedicated professionals committed to “BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES”

Job Summary:  Responsible for preparation and serving of meals for clients and on-duty staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Follows planned menus to determine types and quantities of entrees, vegetables and soups to be prepared;
Provide meals and snacks in large quantities by adjusting recipes for quantity, taste and quality using safe and sanitary handling food techniques
Maintain a sanitary kitchen and serving area, using the required cleaning and sanitizing techniques, products and equipment;
Provide food for miscellaneous agency events as requested;
Assist in maintenance of food and supply inventory and insure the availability of food and supplies to meet agency needs;
Assist supervisor in filling and distributing food and supply orders, as needed;
Complete all training required for the position
Assures adequate foods to meet weekly menus and informs Services Director of discrepancies.
Ensures meals are ready at specified times and at required temperatures
Consult with Services Director or Services Assistant regarding use of left-overs.
Consult Services Director on modified and/or special diets, as necessary.
Follow proper policy & procedure and SOPs when washing, trimming or preparing food.
Measure and mix ingredients according to standardized/approved recipes, using blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, etc.
Makes sauces, soups, stews, casseroles and desserts following established standardized recipes.
Cooks meat, fish and fowl in a variety of ways such as baking, roasting, broiling and steaming.
Carves meat, fish and fowl into individual servings according to menu combinations and patient diet orders.
Test foods with temperature control to ensure doneness. Adjust hot holding temperature as necessary.
Improve flavor and texture of food by adding ingredients or seasonings as approved by Services Director.
Serves food to and interacts positively with children, staff and guests during meal times, including meal delivery and pick-up.
Observe and initiate infection control practices at all times.
Maintains kitchen in a clean, neat and organized manner.

 Education:  High School or GED

Additional Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Food Handler’s Card

Experience: One year experience in preparing and cooking large quantities of food for groups of 50 or more.

Job Knowledge: To establish a routine with some opportunity to contribute to the development of new procedures and use own judgment. Most work is routine with an occasional new task.  Perform duties with direction from assigned supervisor.

 Skills: Must be able to read recipes and adjust contents as needed for size of group. Position must be able to work alone and in a team; must be flexible to quick menu changes; must be able to life 50lbs independently.

Physical Demands:  For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, please contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, and position may close without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.


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