Cook (Entry Level) Job at Light of Life, Pittsburgh, PA

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  • Light of Life
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description

**Cook (Entry Level)**

Since 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission has been a safe refuge for homeless and hurting people in the Pittsburgh area. We are seeking a full-time **Cook** to be a part of the Mission's exciting growth as we offer food services at multiple sites. The successful candidate will be part of a team working in the Mission's new $8 million facility. As well as preparing food, this individual plays a vital role working alongside residential guests, overseeing and teaching them basic food service and kitchen operations.

*We believe each person is created uniquely by God

and therefore is endowed with value and dignity.

Light of Life is committed to building a staff community

that reflects the diversity of His creation.*

*~* Jerrel Gilliam, Executive Director

**Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:**

* Cooking and warming meals according to meal plan

* Maintaining kitchens at multiple sites per direction of supervisor

* Functioning as a caterer, delivering food by driving Light of Life vehicles.

* Ability to adapt and thrive during peak times of meal prep and service

* Working alongside residential guests assigned to Meal Ministry

**This is an excellent opportunity to use your expertise and creativity in planning and preparing meals to serve the homeless in our brand-new, state-of-the-art kitchen and facility.**

*Due to the interface with the clients, all jobs at Light of Life require employees to:*

* Walk alongside clients as a disciple of Christ and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them through actions and words.

* Establish mutual trust and create a safe, authentic environment so that the clients continue to mature in Christ.

* Serve the clients in a Christlike manner and practice a self-evaluative lifestyle.

* Resolve all issues in ways that promote the principles of Light of Life while following the processes described in the LOL staff manual.

* Exhibit love for Jesus Christ, the staff, and the clients.

* Study the Christian Bible and apply the knowledge received/revealed to job duties and clients' specific issues.

* Help the clients make choices that are justifiably in their eternal best interest.

* Practice Christlike stewardship of all resources.

* Model personal responsibility, accountability, timely reporting and a self-evaluative lifestyle.

**Requirements/Certifications**

* ServSafe certificate a plus (will be required to pass test in the future)

* Valid PA Driver's License with clean driving record

* Must be able to lift 50 lbs, occasionally

* Organization and problem-solving skills

* Strong interpersonal skills; compassionate and patient; able to create a safe and comfortable environment.

* Ability to work a rotating schedule including weekends.

**Education/Experience:**

* High School Diploma or GED

* Previous cooking experience

* Additional coursework in food service or culinary arts preferred

* Previous experience with commercial kitchen equipment helpful

* An understanding of addiction issues and homelessness a plus

**Working Conditions/Physical Factors:**

*Occasionally = 1%-33%; Frequently = 34%-66%; Continuously = 67%-100%*

* Standing: *Frequently*

* Lifting: *Occasionally, up to 50 lbs*

* Reaching: *Frequently*

* Climbing: *Occasionally*

* Bending: *Frequently*

**Equipment / Tools Used:**

* Dishwasher

* Ice Machine

* Industrial Slicer

* Industrial Mixer

* Buffalo Chopper

* Ovens Steamers

* Grill

* Fire Suppression System

* Fryer

**Light of Life Ministries Inc offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision and other valuable benefits, which begin the first of the month following employment. Light of Life also offers a retirement plan with match program after 6 months of employment.**

*All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter with their resume.*

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