REPORTS TO: Kitchen Program Director and Kitchen Manager
DATE: October 28, 2020
Dorothy’s Kitchen is a full-service commercial kitchen in Chinatown Salinas that prepares, cooks and serves two meals daily, every day of the year, to homeless and marginalized guests. The Weekend Team Leader functions as support for weekend groups that staff our kitchen. The Team Leader is under direction and supervision of kitchen manager or kitchen director and would be a person who loves helping others in need.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (additional duties may be assigned)
Facilitate Weekend Plan that will be outlined by manager or director in writing
Saturday Morning Breakfast as outlined and supervise volunteers
All sanitary requirements required by Monterey County Health Department
Security of resources, donations and equipment
Provide leadership and direction to outside groups and volunteers, when needed
Assist outside groups with clean up following service
Receive, secure, document and report to manager all donations
Maintain a clean and professional appearance
Communicate with kitchen manager and be able to follow directions
GENERAL JOB PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Knowledge of Work: Possesses and utilizes organizational and leadership skills and knowledge of people struggling with homelessness helpful
Professional boundaries: Maintains appropriate boundaries with guests and clients.
Quantity of Work: Accomplishes an appropriate volume of satisfactory work under normal conditions.
Quality of Work: Consistently demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, neatness and dependability
Workplace relationships: Establishes and maintains cooperative and respectful workplace relationships and contributes to the team environment.
Timeliness: Completes assignments on or ahead of schedule.
Ability to Learn New Duties: Interprets, analyzes and responds appropriately in new situations. Judgment and Common Sense: Decisions/actions are sound, including safety and risk management.
Cooperation: Willing to work with others toward common goals.
Respect for diversity: Interacts courteously and tactfully with people of diverse backgrounds and interests.
Respect for staff and guests: Maintains respect and support of fellow staff members and volunteers in support of staff.
Communications: Demonstrates relevance and clarity of written and oral expression.
Problem Solving: Identifies and evaluates alternative solutions and selection of the most appropriate course of action.
Attendance and Punctuality: Shows daily ability to reliably meet scheduled appointments, arrives on time and prepared to work, respects others’ time and sets an example for others.
Service environment: Noise level is moderate. Some guests in program areas may be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Some guests may have health issues that make safety, sanitation and contagion protocols mandatory. Minimal exposure in administrative offices.
If driving during work hours: Must possess a valid California driver’s license; must maintain vehicle liability insurance; must maintain a good driving record.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma
Previous experience in food service with leadership or supervisor experience
Previous experience in working with people transitioning out of homelessness is helpful, but not necessary
Manage multiple tasks, be creative, reliable and donor-centered.
Language & Communications Skills:
Effectively presents information both orally and in written format and responds professionally to questions from staff, guests, clients, residents, consumers, service partners, donors, volunteers and the general public
Deep sense of compassion and understanding for homeless and marginalized individuals
Excellent written and verbal communication in English required. Excellent written and verbal communication in Spanish is highly preferred, since more than half our constituency is Spanish speaking.
Mature, even-tempered and team spirited, respectful of the challenges of others, and have tempered judgement of others
Comfortable and knowledgeable in consensus-based decision making and practice of non-violent communication
Acts ethically, responsibly and with utmost integrity
PHYSICAL & SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to easily climb stairs to a second story
Ability to easily bend and lift 20 lb. overhead
Ability to read and comprehend administrative documents as well as data on a computer screen
Ability to hear normal conversations and answer phones
Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time
This job requires routine travel (driving) within the Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula areas and occasional driving and other travel to attend training and conferences.
Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Nic Bianchi, Kitchen Program Director, Nic.firstname.lastname@example.org