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YMCA of Columbia-Willamette

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The Cook in YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Child Development Centers is responsible for the service of healthy snacks and meals to children in the program. This is a Part-time position scheduled up to 29 hours per week, Monday-Friday. The Cook will interact with the children and may assist the teachers with children on occasion a the St. Anthony’s Child Development Center located 3740 SE 79th Street, Portland.

Job Specifics:      

Cook healthy and appealing meals in a timely manner.
Follow prescribed menus.
Order foods accurately and economically.
Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in all food preparation and storage areas.
Maintain daily USDA production records.
Adhere to the YMCA principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.
Commit to establishing long-term relationships with staff, volunteers, participants, members and families.
Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor

Essential Functions:     

Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to stand for 4 hours, kneel, stoop and sit on floor or in child sized seat
Ability to relate well to children and adult staff
Incorporate and Model our YMCA Christian principles into your work
Ability to safely and effectively operate kitchen appliances
Must be able to work effectively in a continuously changing, fast-paced environment
Must be able to see and hear well enough to monitor classrooms and playgrounds to keep children safe at all times.
Ability to multi-task

Required Qualifications:     

Pass YMCA background check
Have or obtain a food handler’s permit
Ability to read and write English
Meet all food preparer’s standards as dictated by the State of Oregon Care Division
Must be at least 21 years of age

Preferred Qualifications:     

Preferred, 6-months experience cooking for 40+ people.
Experience working with children or in a childcare facility


To apply please visit our website Search for the job title “cook” to find the application. We look forward to hearing from you and finding out how you want to make a difference.

☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆