The Salvation Army

Cook (Part-time)

Job Locations US-NY-Jamestown
Job ID
Food Services
Regular Part-Time


Seeking: compassionate individuals looking to help make a difference!

If you are passionate about making a difference in someone’s life and want to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes their employee’s success, we encourage you to apply today!


Our Full-time opportunities offer:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Some of these benefits are also available to Part-time employees as well!



The Part Time Cook position exists to assist the Shelter Manager and the Anew Center Program Director in the delivery of Anew Center programs and services. The Salvation Army Anew Center provides services in Chautauqua County including the Residential Domestic violence Program-Agnes Home, the Non-Residential Domestic Violence Program, and the Rape Crisis Program. 



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

    • Will be responsible for reading and being familiar with The Salvation Army Employee Handbook, and will read and follow the policy and procedure manual specific to the Anew Center.
    • Cooking for all shelter residents, specifically the evening meal and other meals, including holidays and weekends as directed.
    • Maintaining safety of kitchen for all residents.
    • Prepare meals according to USDA guidelines.
    • Develop menus for the dinner meals, follow prepared menus.
    • Keeping inventory of food on a weekly basis.
    • Assist in ordering and purchasing of food as needed.
    • Accurate recording of statistical data. Compiling statistics on a daily or weekly basis as needed.
    • Assist in unloading the food truck from the Food Bank of WNY as needed.
    • Stock shelves in food pantry as needed, to accommodate families served.
    • Maintain clean, organized kitchen and pantry. Keeping all surfaces, appliances and equipment sanitary.
    • Maintain shelter safety guidelines regarding temperatures of freezers and refrigerators.
    • Attend all staff meetings as directed by Shelter Manager.
    • Assure compliance with fire and safety procedures.
    • Maintain client confidentiality and professional boundaries.
    • Communicate pertinent information relevant to the operations of the program to immediate supervisor and/or Program Director.
    • Serve as a Mandated Reporter and report any incidents of child abuse/neglect to the assigned Response Team staff member, and the mandated reporter hotline.
    • Understand that by signing this job description you are aware that, as an agency offering 24- hour service, at times coverage for other shifts may be required.


    Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.





• Must have a valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements.
• Must have the ability to present themselves in a professional manner.
• Must have the ability to climb stairs and carry supplies to and from upper levels of the building.
• Must have ability to complete and pass the ServSafe Certification.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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