NEWCare is seeking applicants for a part-time, day shift Cook position. In a long term care facility the Cook is responsible to prepare and cook large quantities of food for the residents. Dietary staff are frequently co-mingled with the residents as they perform their duties. This requires the applicant to be compassionate and respectful of the residents and to help provide a calm atmosphere. This relationship with the residents can be very gratifying as well. Other responsibilities include:
- Portioning and serving food to facility residents, patients and employees.
- Cleaning and inspecting equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
- Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
- Train new employees.
- Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment when necessary to assist Dietary Aide.
This is a part-time position which includes Paid Time Off (PTO) and 401k benefits. Full-time, 30 hours or more, may be possible by working in another department. Full-time benefits include PTO, 401k and health, dental and life insurance.
The position is a great introduction to long term care and may serve as a springboard for those interested in pursuing a care giving position.