Part-time Cook, CAMBA’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

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 Dietitians 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.

Position: Part-time Cook

Reports To: Program Manager  

Location: 19 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225           

What The Part-time Cook Does:

  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Adhere to all NYC Food safety standards, including personal hygiene, food preparation and temperature guidelines, cleaning and sanitizing, storage and disposal of food and supplies.
  • Plan menu with guidance from the Registered Dietician adhering to the Food Is Medicine Guidelines.
  • Create and maintain accurate records and accounts (i.e. daily meal distribution, supply inventories).
  • Inventory and coordinate the ordering of groceries on a biweekly basis (every 2 weeks)
  • 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), pantry 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.

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:

  • NYC Food Protection Certificate required
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.

Compensation: -$23.00 hourly-
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Part-time (Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm)