Position: Leon Senior Center- Cook
Full Time: 35 hours/week
Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project (SHOPP) is a non-profit social services agency founded in 1980 serving minority older adults throughout the Bronx. SHOPP’s mission is based on the philosophy of self-help. We believe that older people are capable of helping themselves and helping others improve their capacity to deal with the physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges they face as they age.
SHOPP has several service programs in the Bronx that includes: Community Care Network Program (CCNP); VIP Crime Victims and Elder Abuse Program (VIP); NY Connects of the Bronx; Casa Boricua Innovative Older Adult Center; Leon, Guess and Soundview Neighborhood Older Adult Centers; Case Management & Friendly Visiting Program; Caregivers Program and Lafayette Estates NORC Program.
The purpose of SHOPP Older Adult Center Programs is to provide a community focal point on aging where older persons come together for services and activities that enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with the community.
SHOPP’s staff must be prepared to utilize the agency’s philosophy of self-help and mutual assistance to enable participants to gain and express positive, psychological, and social well-being as an outcome of their involvement in SHOPP programs. SHOPP participants are provided with opportunities to: access benefits and entitlements; serve as volunteers; join planning and support groups; take advantage of training programs, participate in nutritional, educational, recreational and health promotion activities; and participate in community service and leadership development.
The SENIOR CENTER COOK is responsible for food preparation, cooking and service; supervision of kitchen staff, record-keeping and adherence to food safety and sanitation standards. The Cook reports directly to the Older Adult Center Program Director. The position requires two years of experience as a cook; familiarity with nutritional menu planning according to DFTA standards; must hold a valid Food Protection Certificate. Good health, ability to stand long hours, and able to lift heavy objects. Read, write and speak English.
The Older Adult Center COOK is specifically responsible for the day-to-day operation of the senior center’s congregate meal program. This includes the following tasks:
To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:
email@example.com ATTN: Diana Delgado, Neighborhood SHOPP
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