Posted 11 hours ago

Cook I – #15974

Company: Illinois Department of Human Services
Category: Culinary


Type: Full Time
Agency: Department of Human Services
Closing Date: TBD
Salary: $3, 137 – $4,354/month
Work Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Rotating schedule, off every third weekend
Work Location: Elgin Mental Health Center; 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Kane
Number of Vacancies: 1

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Position Overview
Under direct supervision, prepares and cooks on a quantity scale basis for individuals and staff of the Elgin Mental Health Center; assumes responsibility for the section of the meal preparation assigned. Batch cooks according to policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities
1. Cooks meats and vegetables and prepares other foods and beverages.
2. Operates standard cooking equipment such as mixing machines, steam cookers, toasters, food choppers, bake ovens, steam kettles.
3. Assists in the inspection of the kitchen to verify the kitchen is equipped with the necessary supplies and needed food. Informs Cook II/manager of needed food items to properly prepare menu food items.
4. Cleans equipment and work area to maintain sanitation, safety and conditions. Reports hazards and malfunctions of equipment to manager of office assistant
5. Serves as back-up for the food service line with food/batch cook required food items.
6. Completes all Department of Human Services (DHS) and Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) mandatory training requirements and participates in education workshops to maintain profession and competency.
7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of high school and six months of cooking experience which provides working knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods on a large-scale basis.
2. Requires possession of a valid Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
Conditions of Employment
1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related Policies and guidance.
2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois law.