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Holy Cross Services Cook/Cook Assistant - Part-Time in Lansing, Michigan


Working for Holy Cross Services isn't just a job, it's a mission! We believe in the safety and joy of family. Our work is family-focused, as are our benefits: Holy Cross offers free health insurance for our employees AND their family members.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for coordinating, ordering and the preparation of meals and snacks for participants at the transition Center. The cook is responsible for ensuring the kitchen area and equipment remains clean, food and utensils are stored properly. The cook will assist with life skills groups as it pertains to nutrition and healthy eating habits.


  • Upholds an unwavering trauma-informed approach to participants and colleagues, always upholding the agency's values.  
  • Partners with participants, colleagues, and management, to ensure continuity of services to participants. 
  • Contributes to making the Transition Center a trauma informed, safe environment for participants.  
  • Will build relational connections with participants. 
  • Develops professional relationships with participants by being a positive, supportive role model, while maintaining professional boundaries. 
  • Provide and model immediate, appropriate, and kind redirection and correction for problematic behaviors. 
  • Uphold unconditional positive regard for the participants in care, separating the participant from their behavior, in all interactions/conversations/reports with and about participants.  
  • Coordinates with the local food pantry. 
  • Develops menus entailing healthy, balanced, and nutritious meals and snacks.  
  • Prepares family style meals on designated days.  
  • Ensure healthy snacks are made available daily.  
  • Determines food quantity for meals, places food orders and maintains inventory.  
  • Keeps the kitchen area, cooking equipment, floors, stoves, and refrigeration units clean and sanitary.   
  • Ensures that kitchen is fully clean and sanitary after use.  
  • Will maintain storage and refrigerated/freezer items according to protocol. 
  • Will be on time for scheduled activities and scheduled shifts. 
  • Completes paper in a professional and timely manner.  
  • Actively participates in weekly supervision with direct supervisor. 
  • Completes payroll activities timely. 
  • Actively participates in weekly team meetings. 
  • Actively participates in training(s) and agency activities as required.  
  • Maintains professional and respectful demeanor with colleagues, participants, and the public.  
  • Performs other duties related to the essential duties of the position and within the individual's capabilities as assigned by one's supervisor.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • Employer-Funded

    • Employee Assistance Program


Holy Cross Services maintains a policy of nondiscrimination regarding all employees. The Agency desires to handle all aspects of employment on the basis of merit, competence and qualification. Employment is not influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Agency makes all decisions with respect to recruiting, hiring, and/or promotions for all job classifications based on individual's qualifications related to the requirements of the position. All other personnel matters, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, reduction in workforce, recall, training, education a