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Cook III

Texas State Job Bank

This is a Full-time position in EL PASO, TX posted September 3, 2021.

Job/Position DescriptionCook IIIAre you ready to be professionally challenged?

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?

Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you!

The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco.

The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based.

Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

The Cook III performs advanced skilled technical food production tasks and provides supervisory guidance during the preparation, assembly and service of meals for patients.

The Cook III receives limited supervision from the Food Service Manager II.

Major duties include preparation of food items for regular and modified diets, assistance with meal assembly and service, sanitation of the food service equipment and area, and training and supervising new employees, community workers and students.

Cook III may work rotating shifts; and unusual hours in the event of a disaster or operational necessity.

Essential Job Functions1.

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

2.

Prepares and assembles food for regular and modified diets.

3.

Operates and maintains all food service equipment in a safe manner.

4.

Maintains sanitation to include cleaning equipment, utilizing proper food handling and preparation techniques and assembly and service procedures, and storing and utilizing leftovers properly.

5.

Assists with training new employees, community workers and/or students in food preparation, meal assembly and service, equipment usage, and food service sanitation and safety procedures.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsMust possess valid Texas driverand#146;s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date.

Applicants with an out-of-state driverand#146;s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensureKnowledge Skills AbilitiesMust possess valid Texas driverand#146;s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date.

Applicants with an out-of-state driverand#146;s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensureInitial Screening CriteriaMinimum of 2 years food service experience.

Additional InformationThe salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities.

Males between the ages of 18 and#150; 25 must be reg hsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=479609 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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