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Company: Central City Concern
Location: Gresham
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Cook II position is a key component to the daily functioning of the program's food service system. The position requires a person with a high degree of motivation for working with families, organizational skills, and a demonstrated understanding of prenatal, adult and child nutritional needs.

Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid: 9/29/22)


HOURS: Sunday & Monday 6:30am-3pm, Tues-Thurs 8:30a-5:00pm, Fri & Sat off



Prepares and serves meals according to prescribed menu.

Ensures that food is prepared and served in an appetizing and sanitary manner.

Ensures that the food is apportioned appropriately to ensure adequate servings to all clients.

Ensures that the food is served in a manner that maintains appropriate temperatures and sanitary conditions throughout the meal time.

Ensures that left over food is promptly collected and stored or disposed of appropriately.

Prepares meals in such a manner to reduce food or supply waste.

In coordination with supervisor plan appropriate menus that adhere to the standards of nutritional adequacy.

Menus should be prepared for all meals seven days a week on a revolving six week cycle.

Planned meals should be nutritionally sound and follow appropriate government agency and nutritional organization recommendations.

Planned meals should have a strong bias toward freshly prepared ingredients and avoid reheated pre-processed foods.

Menu records must be maintained including menu deviations from planned meals.

Menus should be adapted (either individual or group) to ensure all dietary needs of residents are met, including any special dietary needs/restrictions; both allergy and cultural/religious in nature.

Planned menus must work within the assigned budget.

Ensure that program meets or exceeds sanitation, food handling, food storage and record keeping standards to remain in compliance with local, state and federal agency requirements.

Ensure that the kitchen, dining and storage areas are kept clean and sanitary at all times.

Ensure that all food preparation and storage is in compliance with the Oregon Health Authority Food Sanitation Rules.

Ensure that all food (including left overs) is stored appropriately and is not contaminated, spoiled or expired.

Ensure all food (including left overs) is marked appropriately with expiration dates/times and that all food that exceeds beyond use dating is promptly discarded.

Ensure that regular deep cleaning of kitchen, storage and dining room areas performed as scheduled (including, but not limited to floor mats, refrigerators, freezers, walk-in refrigerator).

Ensure that all kitchen equipment (pots, pans, utensils) and areas/surfaces are clean and sanitary at end of each shift and that all garbage has been removed to the dumpster area without exception.

Ensure that all temperature checks and area inspections are performed and recorded daily.

Interacts with clients, peers, guests and leadership in a professional manner.

Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with clients, their children, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors, to include modeling prosocial mealtimes and healthy food choices with families.

Role model and engage clients to participate in dining room cleanup in a positive, respectful manner.

Provides training for clients in food service skills as program is developed.

Works with clients and peers to ensure client chores are performed to standard and that discrepancies are handled appropriately.

Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory.

Responsible for completing a weekly inventory and ordering what is needed to ensure adequate stocks while avoiding waste.

Assists with delivery and pick up of stock for both food item needs and general supplies.

Ensures that food in storage is appropriately rotated and par levels are maintained to eliminate shortages and wastage.

On occasion when food is ordered from an outside source, under the direction of a supervisor, will order and pick up meals as needed.

Responsible for stocking and filling all food items that are provided to residents on a 24/7 basis, including but not limited to condiments, fresh snacks, cereals, breads, and milk, etc.

Maintains a current list of designated snack/after hour items that will be available for clients.

Assists with managing day to day needs of the facility including:

Driving to pick up food service inventory or other items (non-kitchen related) as needed.

Providing transportation for clients if no other means is available and workload allows.

Assisting other team members in providing for the needs of the clients as needed.

Ability to manage tasks and schedule to ensure:

Meals are served on time.

Full kitchen cleanup is completed before the end of the shift.

Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners' and outside providers' patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access. This includes immediately reporting any breach of protected health information or personal identification information of any person receiving CCC services by CCC or an outside provider to the CCC Compliance Department, as well as to your supervisor or their designee.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Ability to work within the mission, vision, policies of conduct and ethics of Central City Concern.

Skill and experience as an institutional cook, preferably in a prior health care or residential setting, with a thorough knowledge of prenatal, adult, and child nutrition.

Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 50 pounds multiple times per day.

The ability to perform duties which involve retrieving items in locations that may be overhead, under countertops, in drawers and/or a significant distance apart repeatedly.

Ability to prepare, cook and serve food.

Ability to conduct cleaning tasks and duties throughout the allotted time of the shift.

Skill in demonstrating a high tolerance for change.

Demonstrate the ability to work calmly under pressure.

Strong organizational and prioritization skills.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to work with people from a diverse range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including those with dual diagnoses or other disabilities who may display behaviors that are hostile.

Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.

Knowledge of and ability to utilize de-escalation techniques, when encountering volatile situations.

Demonstrated understanding of professional and personal boundaries in the workplace.

Ability to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved communities during decision-making process.

Ability to consider impacts of oppression, structural racism, and individual bias on client outcomes.


Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Must have at least 6 months prior institutional cooking experience.

Possess a current Oregon Food handlers permit, or be able to obtain within 2 weeks of hire.

Must possess a current driver's license, pass a DMV background check and be designated an "acceptable" driver as outlined in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety Policy. Must pass an initial drivers training and annual recertification training.

Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. The OAR prohibits SUDS program staff from having within the previous 3 years a DUI conviction or diversion, a felony conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects. Able to climb stairs several times a day.

Ability to adhere to Central City Concern's drug-free workplace which encourages a safe, healthy and productive work environment and strictly complies with the Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1988.An employee shall not, in the workplace, unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance or alcohol.

Must adhere to agency nondiscrimination policies.

Must be able to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Associated topics: baker, cocinera de produccion, cocinero de la preparacion, complimentary, line cook, maker, prep cook, roasting, sandwich, steakhouse

Keywords: Central City Concern, Gresham , Cook II- HOOPER DSC, Other , Gresham, Oregon

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