Washington State DSHS Cook 1 in Chehalis, Washington


You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join the dedicated team at Green Hill School. We are recruiting to fill on-call Cook 1 positions that prepare and serve food with help from youth committed to Rehabilitation Administration (RA) by the juvenile courts. These positions are non-permanent and the work hours/days are dependent upon business needs.

In this position, you will prepare food following standardized recipes. In your daily responsibilities, you will anticipate and perform preliminary preparation for the next day's meals and assist in the preparation of main entrees. Cooks operate standard and industrial kitchen equipment in a large-scale kitchen environment and clean the kitchen, dining area, utensils and equipment, and maintain kitchen equipment. You will monitor, store, and rotate food and kitchen supplies. Cooks in this position monitor and instruct youth trainees in food preparation, sanitation, and safety procedures. As part of this supervision, you will recognize and assess problem situations and intervene to maintain safety and security within a secure juvenile justice treatment environment.

We are looking for someone with one year of experience in food preparation or cooking. Completion of a course in large-scale cooking may be substituted for the one year of experience.

Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a questionnaire mandated by the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act that asks questions regarding any past acts of sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse.

This position functions in a Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration secure care institution. Work is indoors in a moderate to high-risk environment serving juvenile offenders with complex rehabilitation needs including chemical dependency, cognitive impairment, mental health issues and sexual offending histories who may exhibit physical and verbal aggressiveness. You will be trained in and required to use approved verbal de-escalation techniques and physical control, restraint, and take-down methods on aggressive youth, when needed.

Green Hill School, in Chehalis, Washington, is a maximum-security facility providing educational and treatment services for young male offenders. We have a high school on campus and offer a therapeutic-intensive environment focused on preparing the youth for successful release into the community.

Apply today for job 09427 and provide a complete application specifying your work experience. This is an on-call position to provide coverage as needed.

For questions about this opportunity, contact Dave Ozment at (360) 725-5843 or david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Job Type: On-Call

Job Number: 2016-09427 BY74 RB25

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $12.75 - $16.42 Hourly

Location: Lewis County – Chehalis, WA