Cook/Nutritionist-Emergency Shelter Program

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 by La Casa de las Madres

San Francisco, CA 94101
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Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position: Cook/Nutritionist

Classification: Non-exempt

Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week, may require evening, weekends and holiday hours)

Agency: La Casa de las Madres (La Casa) is a nonprofit provider of service for battered women and their children. Founded in 1976, La Casa is San Francisco's oldest domestic violence program, providing comprehensive supportive services through an Emergency Shelter, 2-24 hour hotlines, non-residential Community Programs, and Community Education and Outreach Programs serving over 19,000 women, teens and children survivors of domestic violence each year.

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Shelter Program Manager, or her/his designee, the Cook/Nutritionist is responsible for providing nutritionally balanced food service for shelter residents. In addition to providing healthy meals, the Cook/ Nutritionist empowers women through training in basic living skills such as household budgeting, nutrition, meal planning and preparation. The Cook/Nutritionist will:

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Purchase and maintain adequate supply of food, staples and household necessities within budgetary guidelines;
  • Oversee relationships with food vendors, including ordering, delivery & purchasing goods;
  • Prepare weekly menu with residents and ensure nutritionally balanced meals;
  • Prepare meals and snacks daily for up to 40 women and children;
  • Assist clients with meal planning, preparation, cooking and clean-up;
  • Train clients in basic living skills including household budgeting, nutrition, etc.;
  • Coordinate utilization of community and state food resources (i.e. Food Bank);
  • Maintain necessary service records to meet CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) requirements, such as inventory, purchase receipts, & menus;
  • Coordinate and track food donations;
  • Maintain pantry and food storage areas in a sanitary and orderly manner, in accordance with all health guidelines/requirements;
  • Prepare food to meet various dietary, cultural and/or special occasion needs; and
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School graduate or equivalent plus two (2) years' experience in the food service field with basic understanding of nutrition.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with staff & clients, preferably in a communal and/or residential setting.
  • Strong experience working in multicultural, multilingual setting.
  • Working knowledge of community resources in San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member with a strong commitment to collaborative work.
  • Ability to fulfill physical requirements of job (lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving up to 25+ lbs, walking up and down stairs multiple times per day, etc.) as needed to successfully perform job responsibilities.
  • May require completion of state mandated 40 hour domestic violence training or willingness to complete next scheduled agency 40 hour domestic violence training.
  • Valid CADL, good driving record, and insurable under agency's policy.
  • Clearance through DOJ Live scan fingerprinting may be required; La Casa de las Madres will consider applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Required Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in executing the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem solving - identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal skills - maintain confidentiality, remain open to others' ideas and exhibit a willingness to try new approaches.
  • Managing Up - Ability to exercise good judgment and manage communications with supervisor and/or agency leadership.
  • Oral communications - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and ability to conduct meetings.
  • Written communications - edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security - actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Physical - meet the physical requirements of the job including lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing.

Salary and Other Information: Up to $20.00 per hour- DOE. Candidate will require relevant and verifiable work experience to qualify for maximum rate. The Cook/Nutritionist position is a primary employment position, full-time (40 hours per week), and may require flexibility in working evening, weekend and/or holiday hours. Formerly battered women encouraged to apply.

Excellent Benefits: Option between two Kaiser health plans, vision, dental, life insurance, long term disability, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, health savings account, employee funded 403(b) retirement plan with employer match option, 12 paid holidays, 2 additional paid days off for employee's birthday and work anniversary, and generous vacation plan (1.0 FTE tiered: 2.4 weeks in first year- up to 4.8 weeks at 4 years of service).

How to apply: Send resume with cover letter in PDF format to: , or mail your cover letter and resume to: La Casa de las Madres - CN, 1663 Mission Street, Suite 225, San Francisco, CA 94103, Fax: .

La Casa de las Madres is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The mission of La Casa de las Madres is to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We give survivors the tools to transform their lives. We seek to prevent future violence by educating the community and by redefining public perceptions about domestic violence.

Reference: 597220937

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