Cook at Youth Program

Morrison Child and Family Services | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 12/21/2021

Cook/ Food Service Worker
Portland, OR
Full-Time, Full Benefits
FLSA: Non Exempt/Hourly
Schedule: Thursday - Sunday with Thurs/Fri from 8:30am - 7:00pm and Sat/Sun from 8:00am - 6:00pm
Job Req: 1476

*** $1,000 bonus for new hires!!! See pay information for details!!!

Are you an experienced food service worker looking to apply your skills in a creative way while giving back to your community and serving children in need? Working as a food service worker for our youth in care allows you to apply these skills in an industrial kitchen while making a difference in children's lives!

Morrison is seeking a Cook to work in a commercial kitchen serving youth in residential care. The Cook will serve both a location in Downtown Portland and another in SE Portland depending on the day. They have the benefit of an on-site garden, great hours, and menu creativity!

Primary duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize, prepare, and serve complete meals as specified by the menu. Specific meals for diets and special occasions to be prepared as required.
  • Maintains sanitation procedures and requirements in compliance with Oregon Health Codes and Department of Education regulations.
  • Maintains cooperative and supportive working relationships with food service and program staff.


Thursday - Sunday with Thurs/Fri from 8:30am - 7:00pm and Sat/Sun from 8:00am - 6:00pm

Education and Work Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 1 year experience cooking in an industrial kitchen, required.
  • Verbal Spanish communication skills preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Food handler’s card is required.
  • Must pass criminal history check.
  • Must meet agency driving requirements

Starting Pay Range:

Cook: $16.00-$17.02

$1,000 sign on bonus- $500 paid on date of hire, $500 paid after 90 days of employment

Why join us?

  • Growth Opportunities- Morrison values its employees and provides leadership training to see our employees thrive and grow. Promotion from within is encouraged and seen throughout the organization.
  • Benefits and Perks – Extensive benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. Company provided Life and Long-Term Disability. Paid vacation and sick time.
  • We make a difference in our community – At Morrison we provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for youth, from birth through age 21. We work with families and communities to make a difference in every child’s life.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Options- Morrison is a non-profit mental health organization so working with us, you could qualify for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

About the Programs

Morrison is proud to provide a wide range of ORR services for youth and families, including residential foster care and support services for immigrant youth, ages 13-17. These include a Short Term Shelter, Staff Secure Care, and a Long Term Group Home. Through our residential facilities, the youth have access to education, and mental health services onsite. The youth primarily arrive from Latin American countries, occasionally from other countries such as South East Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

About Us:

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to trauma informed care, ensuring we understand that behaviors are a result of trauma and are able to check our own trauma and bias in how we respond.

Visit our website to learn more about our mission and history and our strategy for accomplishing our goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients we serve.

At Morrison we celebrate diversity. Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we support our communities to move beyond disparity and oppression and work with compassion, integrity, and dedication to social justice through the implementation of goals and policies. We strive to create an inclusive and anti-racist organization by ensuring that racial identity will not determine or predict the quality of trauma-informed care a child receives; to that effect, we’re looking for candidates who can provide culturally-appropriate care or possess the ability to hold each other and yourself accountable to the diversity and uniqueness of all individuals within Morrison, our clients and our community stakeholders.

Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded
We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our Clients.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All positions at Morrison have been deemed Healthcare Providers and must comply with Oregon's COVID Vaccine Mandate. Proof of vaccination is required for all employees.

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Full Time
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$16.0000 To 17.0200
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