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Kitchen Coordinator - Men's Residential Treatment Program
Title:Kitchen Coordinator - Men's Residential Treatment Program
Department:Co-Occurring Residential
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Kitchen Coordinator - Men's Co-Occurring Residential Program

Schedule: Full Time, benefits-eligible!
Pay rate: $18 per hour

Benefits - Approximate full-time benefits package value = $21,000+:

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
    • Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
  • $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
  • $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly).
  • Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off.

Volunteers of America, Utah provides community-supported paths for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance. In alignment with our mission, VOA Utah encourages individuals with lived experience to apply. We recognize that a person’s life experiences can provide firsthand knowledge relevant to being successful in the work that we do.

Program Mission Statement

Empowering individuals who experience Co-Occurring mental wellness and substance use challenges to reclaim their lives, build resilience and cultivate lasting recovery through an all-encompassing personal approach.

Position Summary

Contributes to the work of VOA Mental Health Residential Program by providing nutritious client meals while complying with health and safety regulations, community and program contracts, and program guidelines.

Essential Duties

  • Prepare and serve meals according to posted menus at scheduled times each day according to menu plans developed in consultation with licensed dietician.
  • Maintains/organizes kitchen, food storage locations, and all equipment to ensure all is in proper working order and to meet all Health Department standards.
  • Order inventory and create an inventory system for food and kitchen supplies, ensuring sufficient stock levels while staying within budget. 
  • Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products, ensure proper product storage procedures, standard recipes, and waste control procedures including checking and maintaining proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points.
  • Prepare weekly menu according to policy and food orders in a timely manner. Collaborate with the food department for more efficient and cost-effective ways to serve clients utilizing resources within the agency and in the community.
  • Conduct training to all kitchen volunteers to teach safe food handling practices and document participation in the client record.
  • Trains all kitchen volunteers in duties related to the kitchen and to meet all cleanliness standards when performing food related tasks; ex: appropriate clothing and footwear, hairnets, gloves or aprons.
  • Coordinates any kitchen maintenance needs through simple upkeep procedures contact the Program Manager for maintenance needs. 
  • Oversee food storage and food handling practices to maintain the kitchen and food service areas according to safe food handling regulations both in the kitchen and food storage areas.
  • Coordinate, sort and pick up food orders, deliveries, and donations (i.e. Bishops Store House order, Sysco, Food bank, Grocery Rescue etc.)
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable basis.


Secondary Duties

  • Under supervision of Kitchen Manager, Prepare and post approved menu plans and client allergies/special dietary needs in an area accessible to clients while identifying food substitutions as needed.
  • Provide direction in the coordination of food services and general operation of the kitchen with the kitchen volunteers.
  • Supervise assigned client volunteers in the food service area.
  • Performs other functions as necessary or assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must possess a Safe Serve Certification. 
  • Must have two (2) years of experience in food service for groups.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all State licensing requirements for Food Service within a residential facility.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Understanding of the principles and methods of planning and preparing meals safely in large quantities.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Ability to use tools for their job, a computer, phone, and copy machine etc.
  • Computer literate with familiarity of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to uphold professional boundaries, confidentiality regulations, agency policies and procedures, and interact in a professional manner with a diverse workforce, clients, and the public.
  • Willingness to accept supervision and direction.
  • Become CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • If driving is a part of the job, must be at least 21 years of age, possess a current driver’s license, have a good driving record, and be insurable under the agency liability policy.
  • Must be able to pass Utah-DHS – Office of Licensing background screening and pre-employment drug screen.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse workforce, clients, and the public.


Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. or more.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, reach, and stand for extended periods of time.

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Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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