Food Services Coordinator – Genesis House

Under general guidance and supervision, the Food Services Coordinator provides for the smooth operation of meal service, provides for the purchasing, planning and preparation of nutritious meals for the residents, and assures the safety and sanitation of the kitchen and food storage areas.

Essential duties include:

Coordinates purchasing of all food and food services supplies.

Maintains adequate supply of food to prepare and serves nutritious meals and snacks to residents and their children in accordance with clients’ dietary needs and restrictions.

Assures that food and supplies are stored appropriately, expiration dates are clearly labeled and followed, and that all food is free from contamination and spoilage and is fit for human consumption.

Responsible for the coordination of residents assigned to assist in meal preparation. Assigns tasks and provides kitchen crew with education and instruction on food safety practices and standards.

Provides for appropriate management of the kitchen, food storage areas and instructing residents on the fundamentals of meal preparation. Guides, coaches and models appropriate behavior to residents to effectively perform these life skills tasks.

Assures that the kitchen and food pantries are organized, refrigeration units and other appliances are effectively maintained in good repair and that all equipment is in good working order.

Responsible for menu planning, shopping and food preparation. Assures that food service meets the nutritional needs of residents and their children and that all food is selected, stored, prepared and served in a safe and healthful manner.

Demonstrates the ability to work well with other staff, the residents and their children.

Is able to assist residents in appropriately resolving disputes or conflict encountered in daily living with others.

Utilizes good communication skills, tact, courtesy and manners when working with others.

Always represents the organization in a positive manner in dealings with the general public.

Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with residents, children, families, coworkers, supervisor, and others to promote a positive working environment and positive treatment outcomes.

Respond to unanticipated, unusual, unsafe and/or crisis situations utilizing good crisis and conflict resolutions skills.  Demonstrates ability to collaborate with supervisor and coworkers as appropriate to the situation.

Minimum qualifications: A High school diploma or GED. Two years of satisfactory work experience is required. Experience working with individuals in recovery is strongly recommended. Knowledge of addiction and recovery, ability to recognize individuals who are under the influence and report it confidentially to the supervisor. Knowledge of good housekeeping and sanitation principles. Knowledge of State and County guidelines for the facility environment, good services, safety and sanitation and infection control is a residential treatment program. Knowledge of the principles of nutrition, food preparation and storage, menu planning, shopping, and the ability to maintain compliance with such. Knowledge of and ability to supervise children. Ability to take direction and learn from supervision. Valid California driver’s license. Automobile insurance. CPR/First Aid certification TB clearance (at initial hire and annually thereafter). Ability to perform basic household chores and duties. Ability to tolerate reasonable, moderate levels of stress.

Starting pay $2,939 – $3,241 a month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.