North Range Behavioral Hlth-Greeley Kitchen Staff, CSS in Greeley, Colorado

Days and hours may vary Monday through Sunday, 24 hours. Salary negotiabledepending on experience, paid monthly.Position Summary: Prepares and cooks family style meals for residents ofdesignated facilities. Assists in ensuring nutritional and dietaryrequirements of facility residents are met. Follows rules and regulations toassure health and safety protocol in food service practices.Minimum Qualifications:Education/Credentials- High School Diploma or GED preferred- A background check and substance abuse screen will be required.Experience- 1 year working in same/similar capacity; preferred experience cookingin nursing homes, hospitals, school cafeterias and/or similar institutions.Knowledge of:- Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.- Proper materials and equipment used to perform required duties.- Colorado State Health Codes and food safety regulations.Skills, and Abilities:- Perform basic mathematical skills.- Relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents,families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff.- Work as a team member, maintain effective working relationships, andfoster a cooperative work environment.- Read, understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.- Withstand sudden temperature changes from the heat of the kitchen to thecold of the freezer.- Taste and smell food to determine quality and palatability.- Safely use kitchen equipment, tools, and cleaning products.Responsibilities:- Prepare food and cook according to menus, special dietary or nutritionalrestrictions, or numbers of portions to be served. Clean, cut, and cookmeat, fish, or poultry; bake breads, rolls, and other pastries;wash and prepare fruits and vegetables, etc.- Portion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or patrons.- Wash dishes, utensils, pots, pans and other cooking equipment thoroughly.- Inspect, clean and maintain work areas, kitchen, and equipment toensure cleanliness, safety, and functional operation. Report safetyissues to Kitchen Manager immediately.- Assist in weekly menu planning; incorporate nutritional information,specific dietary requirements, inventory supplies and resident input to mealplanning.- Ensure proper food storage according to health department regulations;examine foodstuffs to ensure quality and quantity meet established standardsand specifications.- Perform other related duties as assigned.Working Conditions:Employee exposed to hazardous situations and conditions that produce cuts orminor burns, exposure to hot and cold temperatures, and where protectiveand safety attire (i.e. gloves) are required.