Youth Opportunity Center
  • - CSEC
  • New Castle, IN, USA
  • 9.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • See the following link for benefit information -


FLSA Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt
Department: YOC Facilities in New Castle, IN

Minimum Age: 23

More than a beautiful 65 acre campus, and beyond an accredited program or diplomas on office walls, the YOC is about people helping people. Not just in small ways, but in life changing ways. Since the early 90s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of individuals have been helped by the over 450 YOC staff members who dedicate themselves each day to making a difference in a child's life. How does this happen? At the YOC, everyone brings their talents and gifts to the table, whether it's a winning smile, broad shoulders, strong backbone, helping hands or a heart for kids. We all know and believe in the mission of the YOC. And everyone has personally accepted the challenge to help those who are in crisis situations get back on their feet. A difficult task, but it can be accomplished together. Because if we can help save a child, then why couldn't that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world.

The Cook reports to the Food Services and Facilities Support Coordinator. Duties include preparing food, cleaning, maintaining sanitary working spaces and conditions, and serving food. Technical and food safety skills will provide the foundation for success in this role. Knowledge of YOC programs, standards set by various governing and regulatory bodies, and YOC policies and procedures is essential for success.

1. Compliance
• Maintain an awareness of health and safety regulations including, but not limited to:

  • State and Local Health Department standards
  • Department of Education school nutrition standards
  • ServeSafe Principles

• Accurately documents food temperatures
• Consistently dates food products

2. Serving
• Ensures residents are served on time and according to the meal plan.
• Accommodates residents with special dietary needs
• Remains professional when serving meals

3. Maintenance
• Maintains cleanliness of kitchen and equipment
• Ensures fresh food quality
• Notifies supervisor of any conditions that may compromise a clean and safe environment

High School diploma or equivalent (GED or TASC)

Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as value a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.

 Familiarity with a variety of food service tools and equipment
 Ability to follow instructions and safety procedures
 Ability to read and follow a written recipe
 Ability to read and convert common measurements

Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours. Duties require working with tools and food preparation equipment, lifting, and operating vehicles. The Cook will have regular contact with YOC program/clinical staff members, clients, and members of the public. Courtesy and professionalism are expected at all times.

This position is full-time, and compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive; they represent essential functions qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the job successfully. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


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