Cook
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

Job Description

Are you just joining the workforce or looking for a meaningful job or career? Why stand at a cash register when you can make a difference, every day, in the lives of seniors in your community!

The ­­­­­­Westchester Senior Living Community is looking for a Cook to join our team.  We offer great wages and flexibility, combined with the benefits of being a part of the Volunteers of America family.

When you join our team of exceptional professionals, we’ll trust you to do your best each day showing compassion and caring for our residents and your fellow team members. In return, you’ll be rewarded with a generous array of industry-leading benefits and workplace considerations such as:

 

Outstanding Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Legal
  • Life, Critical Illness, Accident
  • Short Term Disability
  • 403b Retirement Savings
  • Paid Time Off /Holiday Pay

*Employees scheduled twenty-four (24) hours per week are eligible for Dental, Vision and PTO benefits.  Employees scheduled thirty (30) or more hours per week are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision and PTO benefits.  The 403b Retirement Savings benefit is available for employees that are scheduled twenty (20) hours per week and above. 

Enjoy the benefits of strong roots and steady growth

With more than twenty (20) living and care communities across the nation – and a new project under construction in Florida – Volunteers of America is respected among industry peers for serving the needs of older adults while thriving in a shifting health care environment.  Residents and their families trust us because of the reputation we’ve earned for stability and reliability.

Job Requirements

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.

1.    Friendly and enjoy working with the elderly.
2.    High School diploma/GED required preferred.  Education in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets preferred.
3.    Minimum of one year food service experience in a healthcare dietary setting preferred.
4.    Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
5.    General knowledge of quantity food preparation and portioned serving required.
6.    Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public.
7.    Numerical ability necessary to make various computations in keeping work record, monitoring inventory control and supplies, and in recipe preparation.
8.    Possesses adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of preparing and carrying quantity foods.
9.    Possesses coordination and dexterity required to prepare food and operate dietary equipment.
10.    Able to understand and follow procedures, recipe directions, diet orders and work assignments.
11.    Visual acuity and color discrimination for examining cooked and stored foods; taste and smell discrimination in determining nutritional quality and palatability of foods.
12.    Works in an area that is often very hot/cold.
13.    Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

 

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled
 

Job Snapshot

About Us

Volunteers of America

At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.

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