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Company: Volunteers of America
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Come join our awesome team as a Cook at Maplewood Care Center! We are offering a generous $3,000 sign-on bonus! Maplewood Care Center is part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization. Cook Job Highlights:

  • Generous "refer a friend" bonuses
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Career scholarships
  • Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs About the job: To provide quality food service in accordance with all State and Federal regulations and to meet the nutritional and individual needs of the residents. Will interact directly with food and nutrition services management team, residents, their families, and all levels of staff. Hours: 11am-7:30pm; every other weekend Compensation: $16.95-$18.45 per hour with pay in-lieu of benefits options. Essentials: -
    • Completes defined food preparation, serving of meals and cleaning duties according to proper procedures, using various dietary equipment and supplies, as assigned by the Director of Food and Nutrition Services and Management Team.
    • Plans and initiates cooking schedule for food preparation to meet meal schedule.
    • Prepares, seasons, cooks and serves meat, main dish, soup and vegetable for assigned meal; ensures appropriate portioned servings according to portion control standards.
    • Prepares nutritional snacks for residents as assigned.
    • Tastes and smells prepared food to determine quality and palatability.
    • Monitors temperature of hot and cold foods through food preparation and service to ensure that established temperature goals are met prior to steam table transfer and maintained throughout meal service.
    • Stores leftovers properly, plans for use of leftover foods in accordance with State and Federal sanitation regulations.
    • Supervises dietary staff in the absence of the Director of Food and Nutrition Services and Assistant Food and Nutrition Services Manager; initiate replacement calls for absentees and re-organizes work assignments as directed.
    • Assists with department inventory program.
    • Implements menu substitutions if needed according to State and Federal regulations.
    • Cleans equipment and work areas as assigned by the Director of Food and Nutrition Services. Required 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.
      • High School diploma/GED required.
      • Minimum of one-year food service experience in a healthcare dietary setting preferred.
      • Education in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets preferred.
      • Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
      • General knowledge of quantity food preparation and portioned serving required.
      • Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public.
      • Friendly and enjoy working with the elderly. About Maplewood Care Center: Maplewood Care Center is a skilled nursing and memory care rehabilitation facility located in Maplewood, Minnesota, on the Homestead at Maplewood Campus. At our center, we are devoted to providing individualized, empathetic assistance to seniors in need of short-term or long-term care. The city of Maplewood is a short drive from St Paul and Minneapolis. We employ hardworking individuals who are unwavering in their commitment to ensuring our residents are receiving the quality care they deserve. They heavily contribute to the positive work culture we have at Maplewood Care Center, and the kindness and joy they bring to work every day always brings a smile to those who need it. Our 2022 Great Place to Work survey results found that 87% of employees said their work has a special meaning: this is not "just a job". Take pride in helping others, and join us today! Volunteers of America National Services requires COVID vaccination for all employees, volunteers and contractors. We care for individuals who are most susceptible to advanced COVID illness and death. We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for those we work alongside, and for those we serve. We have a formal process for, and do consider religious and/or medical requests for exceptions. At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations' shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best. -

Keywords: Volunteers of America, St. Paul , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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