The Salvation Army


Job ID
Food Services
Regular Part-Time


Location/Department: Waterbury Family Shelter (Waterbury, CT)

Status: Part-time, Non-exempt

Hours Per Week: 24


Scope & Purpose of Position:

Will prepare and serve meals at the Waterbury Family Shelter, maintain accurate records and files, store items, keep kitchen and storage areas clean and stocked, train employees and volunteers, respond to concerns, attend workshops and meetings, plan and implement menus, and ensure kitchen is in compliance with various regulations.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Prepare and serve dinner daily and as scheduled according to menu. Food must be prepared using standardized recipes. The Shelter Director must approve all menu changes in advance.
  • Prepare and organize daily breakfast and snack meals to be served by family monitor staff. Ensure all ingredients and components are available and/or arrange for alternatives in case of food allergies.
  • Maintain a file of standardized recipes for all foods prepared.
  • Store all foods neatly upon delivery in the kitchen or storerooms.
  • Keep kitchen equipment and storage areas thoroughly clean and stocked in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Health Department.
  • Wash and put away all items (pots, pans, utensils, slicer, etc.) used to prepare the meals and wipe down the counters. Ensure that all food is handled and stored in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Health Department.
  • Maintain accurate records, which include the following: daily temp checks, in-kind donation form, and daily menu changes.
  • Promptly respond to concerns raised by Operations Manager related to the kitchen.
  • Ensure that the kitchen program is in compliance with Health Department.
  • Attend workshops, meetings, and trainings as necessary to be informed of regulations and changes.
  • Must be able to work 24 hours per week, scheduled as 8 hours a day. Weekends, evenings, and holidays required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes __x_ No

The above duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive and may be modified to include other job related duties at the discretion of the supervisor.


  • High-school diploma
  • Two years cooking experience
  • Serve safe required QFO Recommended
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


Work Environment/Physical Demands:




Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance




Lift up to 20 pounds




Lift up to 50 pounds












Use hands




Use sight/vision




Walk, bend, kneel





The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


Employment Statement:

Funding for programs and services vary within nonprofit organizations, which can impact the continuation of staff positions.  Every effort is made to continue funding for programs.  However, a change in funding could impact your position.  There is also no guarantee of continued employment for the duration of a grant.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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