With 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is the largest nonprofit provider of direct care services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California.
UCPLA is hiring a House Cook for two homes on a shared property. The House Cook will be responsible for cooking from a specified menu; required to adhere to all food handling and sanitation guidelines; follow documentation requirements; maintain orderly and clean kitchens; effectively interact with residents, guests, and team members professionally; have good listening skills; and be a team player.
Follows the nutritional plans outlined for all clients and adheres to recipes and guidelines for scheduled meals
Prepares, cooks, and plates food accurately, maintaining high quality standards
Adheres to all food handling and sanitation guidelines
Inspects and cleans food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices
Organizes and cleans kitchens, cookware, cooking utensils, dishes, and silverware
Stocks and manages cupboard and refrigerator food/supplies inventory according to meal plans and ensures timely ordering of all regular ingredients and kitchen-related items
Ensures food is stored and cooked at correct temperature
Stores food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
Ensures freshness of food and ingredients by checking quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock
Maintains a level of personal conduct in working with clients and staff members which will promote a friendly, comfortable, and safe environment where clients may progress socially, emotionally, and physically
Respects and promotes the individual rights of clients, including maintaining the dignity of each person at all times
Works closely with Dietary Consultant, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs), and Administrator to review each client's nutritional plan and ensures proper meal preparation
Provides assistance with training of staff related to kitchen protocol and meal preparation, as need arises
Performs other duties as assigned to meet program and/or business needs
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid California Class C Driver License
Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals preferred
Two (2) or more years of professional cooking experience a plus, particularly in a care facility
Culinary degree highly desired
Ability to interact effectively with all staff and clients in a professional manner
Ability to successfully pass all post-offer pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, lift, and transfer clients (with assistance of others and mechanical lift)
We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holidays, Vacation, Paid Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.
UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. UCPLA also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.
To be considered, please apply to this position using the following link: