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Cook - Full Time

Peace River Center
Lakeland, Florida, United States
10.20 hourly
December 03, 2018

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Cook for Bartow, Full Time with excellent benefits, $10.20 hourly. Weekdays and alternating weekends, 10 hour shifts. HS Dip/GED required. Must be age 25+ with a good driving record to deliver food in our vehicle. This position is responsible for the coordination of food service related issues and the supervision and management of the dietary services unit. Candidate should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising dietary operations or 3 years assisting in the management of dietary operations within a healthcare environment. Candidate must possess Servsafe Food Handler’s Certification. Peace River Center is a Drug Free workplace and requires an approved DCF Level 2 background clearance.


Dietary Cook

JOB TITLE: Dietary Cook - Driver

EFFECTIVE DATE 2018 - 2019

PROGRAM: Dietary Services

REPORTS TO: Dietary Services Coordinator


CITY: Bartow and LCSU


FLSA: Non Exempt

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the coordination of food service related issues and the supervision and management of the dietary services unit.

General Expectations:

In the performance of their respective task and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

a. Fully understand and consistently exhibit all of Peace River Center's Core Values, while fostering the same with all direct reports.

b. Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

c. Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations

d. Ability to adhere to company and/or program's dress code standards.

e. Ability to report to work with good personal hygiene.

Essential Duties/Requirements/Activities:

Ability to arrive to work and ready to work on time.

Ability to abide by principles if EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.

Ability to work cooperatively in a group and/or team setting.

Ability to show respect to all others.

Ability to professionally communicate with other employees and outside vendors, as required.

Ability to take guidance and director for supervisors.

Coordinate and supervise dietary services through the proper management of personnel and physical resources as well as ensure contract compliance with external customers.

Serve as a liaison between management and vendors, external authorities, and customers for related services and contract operations.

Facilitate dietary operations through the appropriate coaching, training, and assessment of staff.

Work as an integral part of the dietary services team to ensure the satisfactory provision of nutritional services and when necessary advise and assist in the correction of any noted area of deficiency.

Monitor and document monitoring activities of dietary operations to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Utilize food banks and/or other charitable sources to assist in the reduction of operations expenditures when available.

Perform front line supervisor duties and act as a mentor and coach to assist in the personal growth and development of unit staff.

Oversee the inventory control, usage, and ordering of supplies and equipment needed to maintain dietary operations, including emergency backup supplies.

Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills in order to interact professionally with staff and/or persons from other agencies and/or companies.

Must be able to bend, climb, sit and/or stand for prolonged periods and lift at least 50 lbs. in order to carry out the functions associated with this position.

Must be able to establish and maintain a daily routine so as to appropriately supervise and coordinate dietary services.

Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of work related materials and information.

Must comply with other organizational policies and procedures except those for which the employee gives notice of the need for reasonable accommodation and for which the organization can make such reasonable accommodation.

Must be able to maintain conduct and behavior consistent with the organizations core values.



Candidate must possess a HS Diploma/GED. An AS degree is preferred


Candidate should have a minimum of 2 years' experience supervising dietary operations or 3 years assisting in the management of dietary operations within a healthcare environment.


Candidate must possess Servsafe Food Handler's Certification. Other similar certifications by recognized certifying agencies may be considered.


Candidate must complete all necessary training in order to obtain and maintain required certification status as well as complete all agency assigned training.

Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to be flexible and manage time, resources, staff, and customer services in a professional manner.

Demonstrate understanding and ability to work with clients with mental health disorders or special needs.

Demonstrate respect and appreciation for diversity (culturally relevant, anti-bias, and multicultural).

Skills necessary to support and promote a professional work environment.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Possess the ability to learn other software applications relevant to Operations.

Ability to form and sustain effective relationships with clients & team members.

Demonstrate a willingness and ability to provide guidance and direction to Center staff as it relates to nutritional care and the provision of quality dietary services.

Demonstrates competency and familiarity with organizational policies and procedures relating to food service procedures.

Demonstrates competency and familiarity with state regulations governing the proper operations of dietary services.

Safety Equipment

Universal Precautions

Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations

Life Safety Equipment (fire extinguisher)


Must have valid Florida driver's license with a clean driving record

Must be at least 25 years of age

Must be able to pass the agency's driving test

Machines, Tool and Equipment Used:

Computer, telephone, fax, copier, food preparation equipment.

Supervisory Relationship(s)

Supervises dietary aides.