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JGS Lifecare Cook in Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Shift is a "split shift" and includes weekends 5:30am-2pm and 10:45am-7:15pm JGS Lifecare has been taking care of the elders of our community for more than a century, fulfilling a promise made in 1912 to provide compassionate care to improve their physical, spiritual and social needs. Guided by Jewish traditions and values, we welcome the opportunity to make the lives of the elders we serve fulfilling, meaningful and vibrant across a spectrum of services. JGS Lifecare is committed to being an ?Employer of Choice.? We offer employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health and elder care settings. At JGS Lifecare you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are a smoke-free campus to ensure the health and safety of JGS Lifecare residents, patients, visitors and employees. We are currently seeking cooks that take pride in delivering excellence in serving others, especially our elderly population Position Summary: The cook will prepare food in accordance with local, state and federal standards, guidelines and regulations. The cook will work in collaboration with the dietitian, residents and the CNAs. Duties: Review menus prior to preparing food Work with the dietitian and implement recommended changes Develop and maintain good working rapport with the CNAs and members of the team Attend in-service programs as directed Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus and therapeutic diet requirements. Prepare alternative food selections Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations Ensure that safety regulations and precautions are followed at all times Assists in maintaining the food storage area in a clean and properly arranged manner Ensures that food and supplies for the next meal are readily available Qualifications: 1-2 year of previous experience working with bulk food preparation High school diploma or equivalent Experience working in a long-term care facility is preferred but not required Experience with safe handling of food Knowledge of Kosher cooking is a plus Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time Ability to communicate effectively within a team environment Benefits: Health and Dental insurance Retirement Plan PTO (Paid Time Off) Paid Holidays Life Insurance