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Kitchen Assistant at VOA Northern Rockies

Kitchen Assistant

VOA Northern Rockies Gillette, WY, WY Full Time
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Quarterly Retention Bonus of $500 available until July 2022!

Each day at Volunteers of America, we strive to exemplify our foundational pillar of Servant Leadership and Cultural Values of Communication, Compassion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence.


The Kitchen Assistant is responsible for food service duties in a residential community correction facility. This position performs all duties in accordance with Wyoming Department of Health standards.

Essential Functions

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

  • Prepares and serves meals for residents
  • Receive and store all food deliveries
  • Maintain inventory of kitchen stock supplies and notifies Kitchen Manager of reordering needs
  • Records refrigerator and freezer temperatures
  • Ensure Kitchen and Dining Room are clean and meet sanitation and safety regulations

  • Document and submit reports regarding resident behaviors/incidents
  • Wash dishes


  • Effective communicator; assertive when necessary 
  • Respectful and professional with all residents  
  • Ability to deal with confrontation in a calm and positive manner  
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment to meet tight deadlines 
  • Cost-conscious 
  • Confidential with patient information 
  • Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with a posture of servant leadership and our cultural values  

Supervisory Responsibility 

This position has no supervisory responsibilities  

Work Environment 

This job operates in a residential community corrections facility, routinely using standard kitchen equipment such as stove, scales, mixer, dishwasher, and knives. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear; and taste or smell. 

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, and crouch. 

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds with assistance and occasionally lift and move up to 100 pounds with support. 

Sufficient close vision is needed to be able to perform duties such as check appearance of food, use a food processor and meat slicer, measure ingredients, read, write, and take food temperatures.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 

This is a full-time or part-time status dependent on the position hired.  Availability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime, as needed. 


Little to no travel is expected for this position. 

Required Education, Experience or Eligibility Qualifications 

  • High School education or equivalent 
  • ServSafe certified (if not certified, training will be made available) 
  • At least two years' experience as a Cook in a commercial setting 
  • Must be able to pass a background check with the Wyoming Department of Corrections and Bureau of Prisons 

Preferred Education and Experience 

  • Institutional Cooking Experience 

EEO Statement  

VOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA). 

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