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Children's Farm Home Corvallis, OR
  • $12.00 - $14.00 Hourly
  • Part Time / Full Time

Our vision is to create safe communities where children are healthy and every family has the opportunity for success. Families get the support they need - when and where they need it. There is a focus on prevention and health; organizations and systems are connected in a synergistic sanctuary community that generates: Non -violence, Growth and Change, Democracy, Emotional intelligence, Social

Job Summary: Responsible for preparation and serving of meals for clients and on-duty staff.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Follows planned menus to determine types and quantities of entrees, vegetables and soups to be prepared;
Provide meals and snacks in large quantities by adjusting recipes for quantity, taste and quality using safe and sanitary handling food techniques
Maintain a sanitary kitchen and serving area, using the required cleaning and sanitizing techniques, products and equipment;
Provide food for miscellaneous agency events as requested;
Assist in maintenance of food and supply inventory and insure the availability of food and supplies to meet agency needs;
Assist supervisor in filling and distributing food and supply orders, as needed;
Complete all training required for the position
Assures adequate foods to meet weekly menus and informs Services Director of discrepancies.
Ensures meals are ready at specified times and at required temperatures
Consult with Services Director or Services Assistant regarding use of left-overs.
Consult Services Director on modified and/or special diets, as necessary.
Follow proper policy & procedure and SOPs when washing, trimming or preparing food.
Measure and mix ingredients according to standardized/approved recipes, using blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, etc.
Makes sauces, soups, stews, casseroles and desserts following established standardized recipes.
Cooks meat, fish and fowl in a variety of ways such as baking, roasting, broiling and steaming.
Carves meat, fish and fowl into individual servings according to menu combinations and patient diet orders.
Test foods with temperature control to ensure doneness. Adjust hot holding temperature as necessary.
Improve flavor and texture of food by adding ingredients or seasonings as approved by Services Director.
Serves food to and interacts positively with children, staff and guests during meal times, including meal delivery and pick-up.
Observe and initiate infection control practices at all times.
Maintains kitchen in a clean, neat and organized manner.

Professional Requirements:
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and JCAHO regulations.
Maintain and ensures client confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
Wear identification while on duty; use computerized time clock correctly.
Completes Essential Learning in-services and returns in a timely manner.
Attends annual review and performs departmental in-services.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicate the mission, service philosophy and guiding principles of Trillium Family Services, as well as the department mission.
Demonstrate a commitment to mental health advocacy within employee's networks and community; serve as an ambassador of the agency by sharing our story, and those of our clients, whenever an opportunity arises.
Participate in "Living the Mission" training/orientation and demonstrate the agency's focus and values when interacting with clients and their families, colleagues, and community members.

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 health 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: 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 Card

Experience: One year experience in preparing and cooking large quantities of food for groups of 50 or more.

Job Knowledge: To establish a routine with some opportunity to contribute to the development of new procedures and use own judgment. Most work is routine with an occasional new task. Perform duties with direction from assigned supervisor.

Skills: Must be able to read recipes and adjust contents as needed for size of group. Position must be able to work alone and in a team; must be flexible to quick menu changes; must be able to life 50lbs independently.

Physical Demands: For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, 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.

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.

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