Cook (Full-Time)

Dismas Charities Sioux City , IA 51103

Posted 3 weeks ago

JOIN DISMAS and work for one of the nation's largest not-for-profit provider's specializing in community based adult re-entry programs. Dismas Charities provides quality, cost effective community based residential and non-residential supervision and treatment services.

ENJOY meaningful work, indoor work, competitive pay and benefits. Do work that POSITIVELY IMPACTS your community, assisting individuals to heal so they can once again be productive and responsible citizens.

Shift Schedule: Monday

  • Friday; 2nd shift (11:00am

  • 8:00pm)

Responsible for the preparation of meals and supplements for the center, manages food service inventory, maintains food service equipment and assists Director with coordinating outside agency inspections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Director.

These Programs operate with the understanding that the Federal or State Contracting Authority and/or Executive Management has the right to modify their operating standards, to include staffing requirements and qualifications, as needed, to ensure quality and continuation of services. These changes may affect your qualifications for continued employment in this specific job category or classification.

Meal Preparation: Prepares meals and supplements for facility residents; ensures that all aspects of the food service operation comply with applicable regulations, requirements and standards and follow the approved menu schedule provided by a licensed dietitian.

Meal Planning: Assists the Director in planning and implementing menus which comply with all applicable regulations, requirements and standards and provides and posts advanced notification to the Director and Residents of all menu substitutions.

Food and Kitchen Management: Manages inventory and ordering of food and food prep equipment to ensure adequate supply and timely preparation of meals and supplements; Networks with local food banks and related community resources.

Health and Safety: Maintains sanitary and safety standards and cleanliness of the kitchen, serving and prep areas and related equipment, dishes and utensils.

Record Keeping: Maintains required written records regarding the food service operation.

Maintains Working Knowledge of all Procedures and Policies: Statement of Work and Physical Plant and Operations Manuals, to include but not limited to Emergency Drills, Life Safety, Facility Sanitation, and Escape and Unusual Occurrence Procedures.

Work Schedule: In the event of a work stoppage, work the hours necessary to staff the center; Attends and participates in all required appointments/meetings on site, within the community, the court system or at other business related location.



  • Upholds organizational values; treats people with respect; works with integrity; maintains confidentiality

Customer Service

  • Responds to requests for service and assistance


  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional/future resources; ability to multi-task


  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions and equipment deficiencies; properly uses equipment and materials


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality


  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; is consistently at work and on time


  • Self starter; asks for and offers help when needed

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Candidate must have demonstrated ability to cook, organize and plan food service operations as typically demonstrated by at least two years of paid food service experience with at least one year of food service experience requiring administrative duties such as food ordering, budget management, inspection planning and compliance, and equipment operations and repair.

Demonstrated ability to cook, organize and manage a food service operation within the budgetary guidelines outlined by the company. Comparable experience, training and demonstrated food preparation/service skills may be substituted for the education requirement at the discretion of Dismas' senior management.

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