Part-time Cook, Food and Nutrition Services

Part Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

CAMBA’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) contract provides food services that include Congregate Meals, Food Pantry Bags, Food Vouchers and nutritional services to 300 HIV positive individuals and their minor children who are residents of NYC and who meet the financial eligibility for the program. All enrolled clients will meet with our Registered Dieticians for an assessment and the completion of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan to address their food and/or nutrition needs. Clients identified as having special nutritional needs will receive appropriate services including Individual Nutritional Counseling and Group Nutritional Education. Through counseling and group education, clients will learn about meeting their own, unique nutritional needs and ensuring proper nutrition and diet while managing co-morbid conditions and treatment adherence. In counseling sessions, clients will set nutritional goals and make specific plans to achieve them. For clients whose physicians have made referrals for nutritional supplements, the appropriate supplements will be distributed in conjunction with counseling sessions. The program staff will ensure that clients are connected and remain in HIV Primary Care in order to continue receiving services under this contract.

Position: Cook

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 19 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 8am-5pm. May cover vacation hours as needed

What The Cook Does:

  • Prepare and cook healthy, nutritional meals based on clients’ dietetic needs according to menu created by the Registered Dietician.
  • Plan menu with guidance from the Registered Dietician.
  • Order and inventory supplies and food.
  • Create and maintain accurate records and accounts (i.e. daily meal distribution).
  • Clean and cut meats, poultry, fish and vegetables prepared for meals or refrigeration following the food handling guidelines.
  • Serve all meals on time according to the schedule.
  • Clean up kitchen (i.e. stove, refrigerator, wash dishes) and dining areas after meals.
  • May coordinate the activities of one or more workers who may assist in preparing and serving meals and in cleaning up afterward.
  • May bake breads and pastries.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Sufficient education (English-speaking,-reading,-writing, & math abilities) to write and understand written menus and recipes and to inventory and order supplies and food.

Other Requirements:

  • Training and certification in food preparation.
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.

Compensation: $20 per hour
Status: Part-time (18 hours per week)