The Kitchen Manager is responsible for planning, ordering, and
preparing meals for children and families enrolled in CRN programs. This
position manages, bills, and maintains records for the food program and related
agencies. The Kitchen Manager works
closely with Program management to ensure compliance with federal, state and
local rules and regulations. Duties involve a moderate degree of complexity due
to the responsibility of planning menus, preparing food and ensuring compliance
with various regulations. Reasonable
judgment, good time management and a high level of professionalism are required
to provide the smooth and efficient operation of the Children's Relief
Nursery's food program.
As a behavioral health organization, LifeWorks NW
employees are required to have had their COVID 19 vaccination (or have an
approved medical/religious exemption) per
State of Oregon rules. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is
required upon hire.
Location: This position is based out of
LifeWorks NW's St. John's site.
Pay/Benefits: $20.00 starting hourly pay plus Full benefits. This position
is 40 hours a week.
- Plan menu cycles according to
budget guidelines, foods in season, state & federal nutritional
requirements for children, and in keeping with the regulations and guidelines
provided by the USDA/CACFP and the Multnomah County Health department.
- Prepare nutritionally balanced
family-style meals for children with consideration to their nutritional and
developmental needs that reflect the diversity and cultural needs of enrolled
families while keeping with the regulations and guidelines provided by the USDA/CACFP
and the Multnomah County Health department.
- Select and order foods that comply
with program requirements. Ensure the
quality through careful selection of products while assuming budgetary responsibilities.
- Maintain accurate USDA records,
meal counts, and food/equipment receipts.
Prepare the USDA reimbursement report accurately and timely on a monthly
basis. Provide the report to Accounting
by the 15th of the following month.
- Attend annual mandatory USDA/CACFP
trainings as well as provide annual mandatory USDA/CACFP trainings for all food
handling staff. On an annual basis,
update forms and documents and other pertinent paperwork newly issued by regulatory
agencies. Be prepared for potential
regulatory audits (announced and unannounced) and implement procedures as
recommended, if necessary.
- Maintain an accurate recorded
inventory of kitchen supplies and equipment.
- Responsible for oversight of
sanitation requirements; establish and maintain sanitation and safety practices
in compliance with County, State and Federal regulations.
- Provide training to all staff who
use the kitchen and equipment. Create
policies and procedures to ensure they are also complying with program
- Maintain, evaluate and monitor all
food program related vendor relationships.
- Keep the kitchen and related areas
clean, including dishwashing and general maintenance.
- Check e-mail/voice mail daily when working,
on-line trainings as necessary and accurately complete on-line timesheets.
- Travels between sites or in the community
- Continually increase level of cultural
sensitivity, awareness and competency.
- Meets performance standards for
documentation, quality, and teamwork as defined in the performance review.
- Participate in regular individual and team
meetings with supervisor. Attend
informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team
meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.
- High School diploma, culinary degree
- Minimum 2 years' experience in the food service or restaurant industry.
- Knowledge of food preparation and ordering
supplies; experience maintaining kitchen equipment.
- Knowledge of health and sanitation laws and
federal, state and local reimbursement requirements.
- Records maintenance skills.
- Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
- Has a valid Food
Handlers card as well as first
aid and CPR certifications.
- Pass and maintain State of Oregon background check and CCD registry.
driving record: ability to use personal vehicle for CRN business; current
personal vehicle insurance.
- Basic computer skills including keyboarding,
use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills
and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally
- Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct
threat to the safety of self or others.
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that "life works" when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer
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