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Kitchen Supervisor 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Food Services  
Open Date 3/5/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

The Kitchen Supervisor is responsible for all kitchen functions, including but not limited to food purchasing, receiving, storing, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, safety, sanitation and cleanliness. The Kitchen Supervisor is responsible for the training, oversight, and scheduling of employees in these areas, maintains adherence to the department budget, and is also expected to contribute to prep work or delivering food when necessary. The end goal is the provision of food to the units served that is nutritious and of ample quality and quantity. The Kitchen Supervisor reports to the Recovery Services Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position assumes the primary responsibility for providing all of the food for four on-campus units: The Adult Inpatient Unit, The Youth Inpatient Unit, Residential Services, and the Crisis Triage Center. If all beds are full, 73 breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks will be served daily.
  • Utilizing the Grove Menu system, all meals are prepared 'in house' and delivered to the units each morning. Additionally, some food stores are maintained and restocked on the units.
  • Order supplies, food, and other ingredients weekly.
  • Maintain inventory levels and conduct full weekly inventory.
  • Adhere to the department budget
  • Assist in hiring of additional kitchen staff as needed.
  • Provision of training on proper food preparation and kitchen safety techniques.
  • Ensure that kitchen is properly cleaned on a regular schedule.
  • Oversee the work of other kitchen staff.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Supervisors of the units served.
Position Requirements

Knowledge and Skills
Requires knowledge of proper food handling techniques to ensure safety, and of kitchen equipment and its functions. Attention to detail is essential as the Kitchen Supervisor has to maintain order over a lot of different facets of work. The job requires everything from people skills to knife skills, and basic computer skills are also required.

Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment. Organizational ability to keep work schedules, cleaning schedules, and ordering schedules. Ability to delegate tasks. Ability to read, write, and perform basic math functions.

Physical Abilities

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers, reach with arms, talk or listen. Peripheral vision is also required for this position.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, sometimes repetitively
  • Good knife skills and the ability to handle a variety of other kitchen implements are required.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED required. Some formal education in culinary arts or basic food preparation is desirable. Prefer five years of progressively responsible food industry experience, including some lead duties of other kitchen staff.

Licenses and Certificates
Current Food Handler’s permit is required

Working Conditions
Primary work environment is a commercial grade kitchen around hot cooking elements and involves long periods of standing on one’s feet. Environment contains sharp implements and machinery which requires maintaining awareness of the potential for accidents.

Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

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