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Experienced Kitchen Staff - Immediate Need
Caregiver 3rd shift - Immediate Need

Job Description- Kitchen Staff

THE POSITION:
Valley Haven Emergency Children’s Shelter Kitchen Staff will play a key role in preparing and serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children at Valley Haven in a clean and sanitary environment while embracing and upholding our mission and values

Qualifications

  • Twenty-one years of age or older.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have commercial kitchen experience or training in the foodservice industry.

  • Must pass all criminal history and child maltreatment background checks.

  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug screen as well as random drug screens when directed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Flexibility, reliability, patience, and self-motivation.

  • Ability to thrive in a continually changing environment.

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, interpersonal skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare nutritious, well-balanced, and sufficient meals in a timely fashion and according to the posted menu.

  • Take the necessary steps so that all food is prepared, served, and stored under sanitary conditions.

  • Operate kitchen equipment as assigned and report any malfunctioning equipment or unsafe conditions in the kitchen.

  • Keep the kitchen and dining room cabinets and countertops clean and floors swept and mopped.

  • Empty the kitchen and dining room trash daily or more often as needed.

  • Keep refrigerators, freezers, ovens, griddle, fryers, cabinets, pantries, and storage areas clean, sanitary,
    and organized and see that preventative maintenance is provided as needed for kitchen equipment

  • Adhere to all shelter policies and procedures.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule based on the needs of the shelter.

  • Tasks may involve walking, standing, climbing, bending, kneeling, crouching, and lifting for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed.This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position. Valley Haven EmergencyChildren’s Shelter reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Job Description - Caregiver

THE POSITION:

Valley Haven Emergency Children’s Shelter Caregiver delivers essential basic childcare and supervision to children residing at Valley Haven while embracing and upholding our mission and values

Qualifications

  • Twenty-one years of age or older.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must pass all criminal history and child maltreatment background checks.

  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug screen as well as random drug screens when directed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Flexibility, reliability, patience, and self-motivation.

  • Ability to thrive in a continually changing environment.

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, interpersonal skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  A Positive Role Model for the children in our care.

  • Maturity to treat children with dignity and respect at all times, in all circumstances. 

  • Mature judgment and an ability to act in an independent, responsible manner in all matters relating to the care and safety of the children

  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate with persons from diverse cultures and communities, as well as from different groups, including children, colleagues, support staff members, supervisors, & administrators, 

  • Care and Supervision for children ranging from birth to 17

  •  Provision of Material, Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, and Disciplinary Needs 

  • Transportation for children in our care to all appropriate facilities, to include medical/health & welfare appointments
     

Additional Information

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule based on the needs of the shelter.

  • Tasks may involve walking, standing, climbing, bending, kneeling, crouching, and lifting for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position. Valley Haven EmergencyChildren’s Shelter reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Please complete the application below and email it to info@valleyhaveninc.org for consideration. No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applicants must be able to pass a background check per TDFPS minimum standards.

Valley Haven Emergency Children’s Shelter’s an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must be able to pass a background check per Texas Department of Family and Protective Services minimum standards (to include Texas DPS, Central Registry, and Nationwide FBI screening), a 10 Panel Drug Screen, and receive a TB test.

Valley Haven Inc.

5501 W. Business 83

Harlingen, TX 78552

(956)893-0422

Valley Haven Inc. is a 501(C)3 Not-For-Profit Organization