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Constructive Partnerships Unlimited Housekeeper/Cook in Queens, New York


Department Program Unit 5 - Queens

Type of Position Full time

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Job Brief

Performs both housekeeping and cook responsibilities for group homes. Maintains the residence in a neat and clean manner. Responsible for maintaining a clean environment internally and around the exterior of building daily. Previous experience in housek

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United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State, Inc. d/b/a Constructive Partnerships Unlimited (CP Unlimited) is one of New York City's largest multi-service and most wide spread Community Living Organizations with programs dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

CP Unlimited was formerly known as Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS. Our new name better reflects our wide array of services and programs and the diversity of people with disabilities that our agency supports.

CP Unlimited operates an extensive community based living program, day habilitation programs, and community habilitation services. CP Unlimited focuses on giving people the personal, social, and vocational supports needed to live in their communities. CP Unlimited also provides rehabilitation, nursing, vocational services, behavioral, dietary and Article 16 services including counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

All CP Unlimited programs provide a warm, caring environment, utilizing person-centered planning to identify and address the specific needs of each person. We believe this approach gives the people we serve the best chance to achieve the greatest success.

The dedicated staff of CP Unlimited are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. A wide range of services are provided, keeping in mind the specific needs of the people who attend our programs. The people who attend our programs are treated with dignity and value, regardless of their abilities. Not only does this encourage the people who attend our programs, it is also tremendously satisfying for CP Unlimited employees—to know they are genuinely helping people on a daily basis.

CP Unlimited is currently seeking a full time Cook/Housekeeper to join our team of dedicated staff in our Queens Community Residential Program (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) to be responsible for delivering food according to planned menus. This includes RD/MD diet ordered calorie levels and food consistencies as ordered by Doctor and/or Speech Pathologist. The Cook/Housekeeper also maintains the residence in a neat and clean manner.

Specific Duties Include:

Responsible for all aspects of providing meals according to current diet orders for the people that are living in the residence. Refers to posted diet sheet. This includes all food allergies.

Follows Registered Dietitian/MD prescribed diet orders including total daily calories by using portion control. Observes all specialized diets – i.e. Diabetic, low sodium, low/fat, low cholesterol, cardiac, etc. Provides substitution for known food dislikes.

As prescribed by Speech Pathologist processes and prepares all food and liquid consistency as per current food and liquid consistency list.

Responsible for all aspects of food procurement – writes weekly food order and sends to Registered Dietitian for review. Takes direction of any changes made by Dietitian to weekly food order based on menu and inventory and incorporates all changes into weekly order.

Inspects all food deliveries for freshness and correct amount ordered. Refuses food delivered if not acceptable. Responsible for proper storage of all food items. Stores food using first-in-first-out inventory rotation system, proper refrigeration and freezer storage methods, dating and labeling when separating cases into smaller packaging. Maintains safe holding temperatures of cooked and raw food including safe thawing procedures. Handles all raw meat, fish, raw eggs and poultry according to food safety guidelines to minimize spread of foodborne pathogenic bacteria.

Maintains personal hygiene standards when handling food – i.e. wears disposable gloves when handling ready-to-eat food and washes hands frequently. Maintains personal hygiene to foodservice industry standard to minimize spread of communicable disease: Wears apron (disposable or washable) at all times when preparing food. Ties long hair back when in kitchen. Maintains handwashing area with dish or hand soap and disposable towels.

Attends Semi-Annual Cooks’ meetings under supervision of Registered Dietitian to receive new Seasonal menus, recipes, updated ordering guides and other nutrition education handouts. Brings nutrition binder to meeting and updates according to directions and disposes of old materials. Maintains organization of binder in kitchen.

Maintains clean, neat and sanitary workstation. Sanitizes equipment as needed. Responsible for kitchen cleaning detail and maintenance –cabinet order and cleanliness, storing of knives and other equipment, maintaining large equipment including food processor and blender.

Qualification Needed:

Ability to work flexible hours as assigned.

Ability to cook according to prescribed dieticians instructions.

Able to operate kitchen and cooking equipment and stand for longer periods. Able to bend, kneel and crouch as needed. Able to frequently reach, twist, and make repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties.

Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull weight up to 40 lbs. including moving food delivery boxes.

CP Unlimited values and supports its employees by offering them a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, pension plan, referral bonus and tuition assistance programs. CP Unlimited also provides a very generous time off package, which includes vacation, personal, sick, professional and holiday days. Working for CP Unlimited you will receive an array of discounts to Broadway shows/movie tickets, cellular services, restaurants, electronics, apparel, health and wellness and more. CP Unlimited provides tuition assistance and tuition free college programs through SUNY in specific Health Services or related degree programs.

CP Unlimited invests in its staff over the long term and strives to provide opportunities for professional growth within the agency. The organization always has an eye to the future, exploring ways to improve and expand its services.

Come make a difference at Constructive Partnerships Unlimited (CP Unlimited), where we serve with progress and care.

Develop a career that goes beyond the usual. Become valued as an integral employee of our collaborative team.

CP Unlimited is an Equal Opportunity Employer .