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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Cook III in POLLOK, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionCome work in an environment where we truly valueand respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all peoplecan achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The statesupported living centers serve people with intellectual anddevelopmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who havebehavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct servicesand supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About OurState Supported Living CentersThe state of Texas offers many benefits toemployees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal PublicService Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balanceon college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthlypayments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthlyretirement annuity as well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under theEmployees Retirement System of Texas. If you are looking for a place towork where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, thisis the job for you!The Cook III performs complex technical food serviceproduction tasks and is responsible for preparing, cooking, portioning,distributing and serving food of for regular and modified food diets andtextures. This position provides guidance, training and oversight tosubordinates and is integral to both quality of life and safety ofresidents. SSLC management has identified the need to establish thisposition as a benchmark audit as part of the ongoing effort to establishbetter consistency in the classification, compensation, duties, andresponsibilities of positions. Furthermore, it will provide the optionto quickly create and/or reclassify cook positions to this benchmark,which may assist in filling currently vacant cook positions and willprovide an additional resource for training and guiding the work ofkitchen staff.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular andpredictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performsother duties as assigned.Prepares, seasons, cooks and assembles food forregular and modified diets using proper equipment and utensils and in amanner that ensures sanitary conditions. Prepares and portions food forspecial diets and modified textures following food service procedures inorder to meet guidelines set forth by doctor's orders. Prepare scheduledsnacks and supplements. Maintains a supply of snack items. FollowsCentral Kitchen Operation Manual Procedures and ensures others followproper food handling in accordance with food service procedures, stateand federal guidelines. Operates and maintains all food serviceequipment in a safe manner. Provides guidance, training and oversight toothers to operate and maintain food service equipment in a safe manner.Calculates proper amounts of food to prepare and deliver to thedesignated food service areas by using a standardized menu and recipe toensure an adequate supply of food, to reduce the number of call backsfrom food service areas, and in order to provide accurate meals toresidents. Prepares and participates in the distribution of food in asafe and sanitary manner according to the food service policies,including driving a delivery vehicle when needed. When needed, servesfood, including for special diets, following food service procedures.Maintains and inspects assigned areas for sanitation to include cleaningequipment, utilizing proper food handling and preparation techniques andassembly and service procedures, andhttps://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=532612Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browserto apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human ServicesCareer Portal.

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