Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time Day

Kitchen Advocate

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is currently seeking an Kitchen Advocate/Cook for CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence in Columbus, Ohio. LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence has been the sole resource for victims seeking shelter in Franklin County for more than four decades, providing a Temporary Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, DV Counseling, Legal Advocacy, Peer Support Groups and more.

The ideal candidate will share Our Mission: Creating a better world by serving people in need.


Kitchen Advocate/Cook

Shift: Day
Status: Full Time
Department: Dining Services


ABOUT Lutheran Social Services:

We put our Mission of Service into action. Every day LSS serves thousands of people in 27 Ohio counties by addressing the four core societal issues of food, shelter, safety, and healing. LSS offers Food Pantries, housing and supportive services through homeless shelters, domestic violence services, senior living and health care, affordable housing communities, and other services that uplift families and strengthen communities.


REQUIREMENTS for an Kitchen Advocate/Cook with Lutheran Social Services:

  • Education:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree OR equivalent work experience
  • Previous food service experience required
  • Experience working with low income, diverse, or homeless population, preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication

As one of the largest non-for-profits in Central Ohio, we value our employees. Our excellence is based upon team members dedicated to a fulfilling career and committed to the service of others.


BENEFITS with Lutheran Social Services:

  • Health insurance with 4-plan options!
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matched savings
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account
  • PTO and 12 Paid Holidays
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals & the community

RESPONSIBILITIES for a Kitchen Advocate/Cook with Lutheran Social Services:

  • Ensure meals are appetizing and nutritionally balanced
  • Utilize proper food storage techniques
  • Coordinate and assist volunteer efforts, using a trauma informed approach with resident volunteers.
  • Comply with sanitation procedures of state and facility
  • Accept, properly log, and store donations including marking date and item
  • Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of LSS CHOICES and is knowledgeable of client rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the respect, dignity and well-being of all clients in a safe, secure environment.
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs
  • Supports and participates in common teamwork: Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment
  • Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

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