Cook: ARC, BGTH JJ
The Center For Drug-Free Living - Cocoa, FL

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SCOPE:
Perform duties to prepare and serve large quantities of food for clients in residential or day programs, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Work from menus and recipes planned by others. Determine food requirements, order or shop for food and store food.

2. Plan cooking operations involving the preparation and service of large quantities of food and based on requirements of designated recipes and menus. Prepare cook and serve food.

3. Maintain food storage areas and ensure that food is rotated, stored, prepared and kept in accordance with health standards.

4. Direct clients in the clean up of the kitchen and dining areas and in the preparation of food for special events.

5. Maintain equipment in clean and orderly condition. Requisition utensils and cooking devices. Notify designated personnel of the need for repairs to major kitchen equipment.

6. Must be able to successfully complete Juvenile Justice Use of Force Training to include physical crisis intervention techniques. Must be able to physically restrain violet youth by ones self.

7. Maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct and adheres to Agency policies and procedures.

8. Must be able to successfully complete Protective Action Response (PAR) training if applicable to the facility.

OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

:

1. Perform or assist with any departmental operations, under direction of the FMG Food Services

Manager, to maintain work flow. With regards to employment and programmatic issues, receive

direction from the program director or administrator.

2. Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.

3. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition. Ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Kitchen utensils and equipment.

Skills / Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Requires the equivalent of an applied trades training program in food preparation and service involving at least two thousand hours of training. Additionally requires at least one year of experience in the preparation and service of large quantities of food in an institutional setting.

FULLY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires knowledge of institutional food preparation, cooking and service and related industrial equipment and utensils. Requires the ability to read and interpret written information and communicate verbally and in writing where information includes precise data and terminology. Requires the equivalent of an applied trades training program in food preparation and service involving at least two thousand hours of training. Additionally requires at least one year of experience in the preparation and service of large quantities of food in an institutional setting. Requires the ability to lift and manipulate up to twenty five pounds. Requires valid State of Florida Driver's license and State required insurance.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS

:

Lifting

: Must be able to lift 25 lbs. per PDL (Physical Demand Level);

Squatting:
Must be able to squat in full position for at least 3 minutes

Kneeling:
Must be able to kneel for 5 minutes

Sitting:
Must be able to sit 30 minutes without interruption

Floor Movements:
Must be able to go from standing to rolling 10ft and back to standing 3 times

Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) is an intervention curriculum developed and established by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in order to maintain program and facility environments that are conducive to the safety of youth and staff and the effective care and supervision of youth.

Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) consists of the use of verbal interventions, physical counter moves and Department of Juvenile Justice approved defensive tactic techniques

for the application of physical force to control and protect against a youths physical resistance.

(Additional information regarding P.A.R. is available upon request, if needed).

In order to successfully complete the Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) curriculum and utilize it in the working

environment, minimum skills/requirements must be possessed. These skills/requirements are inclusive of, but not

limited to, the following:
> Must be able to squat to a minimum of three quarter position to the floor.

> Must be able to pivot the body and kneel unsupported and maintain physical dexterity.

> Must be able to lift and continuously carry 25 lbs. over 25 ft.

> Must be able to effectively communicate commands/direction.

> Must be able to write a Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) report and effectively describe and document an event or situation.

> Must be able to pass a written Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) examination with a minimum score of 75%.

> Must be able to physically pass the Protective Action Response (P.A.R) defensive tactic test.

Location

Brevard Group Treatment Home (BGTH) Juvenile Justice Facility

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