Catholic Community Services, Homeless Adult Services (HAS) is the largest provider of adult homeless services in Tacoma, Washington. Nativity House (NH), a program of HAS, is the central hub to serve homeless adults in the Pierce County region. It operates 24-hour/7-day a week, offering services (emergency shelter, meals, systematic outreach, Rapid Rehousing, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment, Employment Services, Spiritual Support, 50 units of permanent supportive housing, etc.) to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness guests with meeting their goals.
The Nativity House cook is responsible for preparing and cooking breakfast and lunch (approximately 1,300 meals each day) for our homeless guests. This position supervises and coordinates activities of volunteers engaged in serving, food preparation and cooking, dishwashing, and enforces our “Clean as you go” policy. The cook plans meals based on the incoming inventory each day and the food in the freezer/refrigerator to minimize waste and spoilage. The afternoon cook is responsible for ensuring that the volunteer groups who come in to cook dinner for our homeless guests know how to use our kitchen equipment correctly and assist them with any questions that they may have about preparing the food. They will ensure that volunteers leave the kitchen clean, all food is put away, wipe down serving and cutting counters, and kitchen equipment, sweeping and mopping floor before they leave. They will be responsible for cooking the meal if a volunteer group is not scheduled or doesn’t show up.
**This is a full time position. Hours are Wednesday – Friday 3pm – 8:30pm, and Saturday – Sunday 8am – 7:30pm.**
Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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