Cook’s Helper

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Dietary
Schedule: 40 hours/week - Tuesday thru Saturday - 9am to 5:30pm
Pay Range: $16.54/hour

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Please submit a cover letter and updated resume to the HR department for consideration.

Job Summary:  Responsible for providing the complete preparation, service and cleaning of all items associated with the salad bar and for assisting the cooks as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Prepare salad bar foods, dressings, and condiments for lunch and dinner meals; restock and keep the salad bar clean throughout service;
Monitor temperatures on salad bar items;
Portion foods for individual service;
Bake and decorate cakes;
Prepare between meal snacks;
Assist in set up of serving line under the direction of the cook as requested;
Assist in serving food to and interacting positively with children, staff and guests during meal times, including meal delivery and pick-up;
Count and record daily meal attendance;
Assist in food preparation and cooking as needed;
Assist in providing food for miscellaneous agency event as requested;
Maintain a clean, safe kitchen and serving areas, using the required sanitary techniques, products and equipment;
Professional Requirements  
Demonstrate a commitment to mental health advocacy within employee’s networks and community; serve as ambassador of the agency by sharing our story, and those of our clients, whenever an opportunity arises.


Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self protective and self correcting skills, teach health boundaries
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self control, self discipline and administration of healthy authority.
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish healthy attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.

Additional Responsibilities:  Participate in agency meetings as required. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Degree not required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Food Handler’s CardExperience: Experienced in preparing and portioning large quantities of food, salad preparation and cake decorating experience helpful.

Job Knowledge: Performs routine tasks within the Trillium Family Services policy and procedure, the requirements of the job description, local, state and federal law, rules and regulations, and accepted standards and practices for food services operations. Skills: Must be able to read recipes and adjust contents as needed for size of group.

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 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