3525 Moncure Avenue
The cook is responsible for preparing healthy, nutritious meals for shelter residents. He/She is a member of the Operations team.
Some of the essential responsibilities of the Cook include, but are not limited to:
o Prepares and serves a nutritional and well-balanced meal for each mealtime occurring during their shifts. Prepares and distributes bag lunches and/or late dinners for working residents.
o Assists with adequate stocking of resident refrigerator and self-service areas and cleaning of kitchen and equipment regularly to ensure sanitary food preparation conditions. Adheres to health department regulations.
o Picks up, accepts and properly stores food and other donations from the community. Accounts for all donations received during the shift. Controls access to donations by residents and secures donations as appropriate. Issue receipts to donors.
o Prepares food baskets for off-site residents, as requested.
o Responds to in-person and telephone inquiries from the public about New Hope Housing, Inc. with a courteous and professional demeanor.
o Works with volunteers and residents who are assigned to help in the kitchen, giving them direction and answering questions.
o Participates in staff meetings.
o Provides a positive role model for residents.
o Works flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and over nights as assigned.
o Models a caring, concerned, and respectful attitude toward residents.
o Maintains adherence to resident guidelines and upholds shelter procedures.
o Is familiar with and complies with policies and procedures of New Hope Housing.
o Transports residents in agency vehicles, including agency's 15-passenger van on an as needed basis and only when requested by supervisor.
o Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires the following:
o Previous cooking experience. Certified Food Handler.
o Ability and interest in working with those who are homeless and to be aware of their needs.
o Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
o The ability to successfully pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record to be approved by our insurance carrier.
o Ability to lift 50 lbs.
New Hope Housing is proud to be an EOE/ADA employer that values diversity
Minimum Education Required