• Cook: Full-Time

    Posted: 02/11/2024

    Valley Hope of Norton, has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Cook to join our dedicated and passionate team! 
    Valley Hope of Norton, located in northwest Kansas, has provided residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment services since 1967. Valley Hope of Norton is the ORIGINAL Valley Hope, and we take great pride in that. The story of Valley Hope begins and continues on the grounds we work every day.
    Our work is mission-driven, supported by a strong culture of teamwork and a compassionate environment that is the foundation of the Valley Hope organization.
     
    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

    • One (1) year job or training experience in dietary setting.
    • Specialized training in food preparation.
     
    COMPENSATION:
    • Starting at $15.00+/hr. 
     
    BENEFITS: 
    • Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Tuition Assistance – Up to $10K annually; $45K maximum benefit
    • Student Loan Repayment
    • Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Eligible Employer
    • 8 Paid Holidays (Including 1 Personal Holiday)
    • PTO – Up to 22 Days per year based on years of service
    • Paid Parental Leave 
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
    • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • And much more!
     
    JOB SUMMARY: 
    • Ensures safe food handling protocol is always maintained within the kitchen and dining areas including safe hand hygiene, cross contamination and temperature checks are followed and ensure timely documentation as directed by lead cook or written instructions.
    • Prepares daily meals according to weekly menus/recipes or lead cook instruction.  Properly increases or decreases recipes as needed for fluctuations in census.
    • Prepares daily meals and/or snacks according to Special Diet recipes as ordered by nursing department.
    • Serves food to patients, visitors, and staff with a pleasant demeanor.
    • Stores food items according to established guidelines and or state regulations/guidelines. 
    • Performs dishwashing for all items used in preparation and serving of meals. 
    • Presents safety and hygiene instruction to any patients who are assigned to assist with dish or clean up duties to ensure safe kitchen environment and safe dish sanitization methods are followed.
    • Performs cleaning/sanitizing tasks as outlined on the shift/daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedules, which may include sinks, counters, ovens, stovetops, grill, fryer, serving line, salad bar, and other equipment and appliances.
    • Removes trash, boxes or other materials such as used grease to appropriate containers in a timeframe that ensures staff safety and proper food handling protocol.
    • Interacts and communicates with others (patients, co-workers, management, clients, and vendors) in a professional and tactful manner including treating them with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • Residential and/or outpatient treatment facility setting; requires walking throughout the facility and may require unloading of food/stock in temperature extremes.
    • Able to stand for lengthy periods and to walk including up or down steps or stairs as needed.
    • Able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds.
     
    APPLY TODAY AT : https://valleyhope.org/careers/