EmberHope Youthville Topeka, KS, USA
Mar 14, 2019Full time
Job Advertisement Looking for a rewarding career? PathwayFamily Services is now hiring a Assistant Cook to join our team! PathwayFamily Services, Inc. provides resources for youth and families through theirIndependent Living Program, TRAIL (Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living),Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), and specialized foster careservices. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what isbest for the children and families. We challenge ourselves to be a differentkind of treatment facility because we care deeply about our clients and eachother Responsibilities: Develops meal and snack menus for residents and staff at the facility. Meals will meet required nutritional values of the four food groups during the day. Ensures that menus are posted weekly for staff and residents to see. Orders required food and supplies to ensure meals are prepared as scheduled. Ensures that substitute food is available for residents unable to eat specific food due to religious beliefs (as supported and verified by parent/guardian), allergies or as medically prescribed.; Ensures kitchen area is well maintained and clean. Reports maintenance needs for major appliances to Cook. Practices sanitary methods of food handling and storage. Ensures food is properly stored in containers and space to prevent contamination. Maintains the kitchen and kitchen supplies in working order. Discards chipped or broken utensils, supplies and equipment as directed by Cook. Ensures safety of residents and staff by properly locking up all sharps and cleaning supplies. Ensures food is properly labeled and dated. Ensures all eating and cooking utensils are clean and properly stored after use. Attends and participates in staff meeting or events planned by the facility for parents and/or residents, as requested. Ensures food proportions and type of food served are appropriate to all ages of residents. Provides information to Cook and appropriate staff regarding importance of proper nutrition and food groups that can be taught to the residents. Works with facility staff to accomplish daily, weekly and monthly reports regarding number of residents and staff served. Follows all KDHE regulations in regard to residential treatment facilities. Will be required to travel in order to attend meetings, training, or conduct business off site. Must have a valid driver's license and meet agency underwriting standards if driving on agency business. Not required to transport clients. Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position. Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions, including menu choices as feasible. Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications: Knowledge of nutritional needs of children up to the age of 18 and the required quantity and type of food edible for children. At least one year of experience with cooking and preparing menus preferred. Must be at least 21 years of age based on state requirement of being at least 3 years older than the oldest resident. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients or regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Familiarity with computers and their capabilities. Ability to define problems, set measurable outcomes, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. BENEFITS: We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Salary will be commensurable with experience. Howto Apply: Complete theattached application form: and forward it along with a resume to All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applicationswill be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews.Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes frommany qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon aspossible.