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Position Cook  
Location Weinberg  
Department Stability Services  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Job Type Regular  
Level of Education High School diploma ;GED equivalent.  
Shift Days  

Why work at House of Ruth Maryland?

At House of Ruth Maryland, you have the ability to expand your knowledge, promote change, and work alongside career oriented individuals while unleashing your own potential. We foster an environment of mutual respect, curiosity, and endless opportunities. So what are you waiting for?? Come join us and become a part of something special!

Position Summary: The Cook is responsible for preparing meals that are nutritionally balanced and appealing in 24/7 interim housing for persons who have experienced intimate partner/ sexual violence and homelessness.  The Cook works in conjunction with the Food Service Manager to ensure the efficient operation of the food service department and ensure compliance with sanitation regulations. Residents are traumatized both by the intimate partner violence they experienced, and the sudden experience of homelessness. The Cook must be comfortable engaging traumatized people in a sensitive manner and must be comfortable working in a Voluntary Services program model. 

Standard Schedule: This position works a set schedule that includes some weekends and holidays. Flexibility to cover off schedule shifts is expected up to 10% of the time. This position is based at the HRM Emergency Shelter location in Baltimore City, and is 100% in person.  This position is an essential staff position and is expected to report in weather emergencies.



  • At least six months experience in commercial food preparation demonstrating competence in proper food handling and preparation.
  • ServeSafe Certification training & testing provided.
  • All kitchen staff is responsible for cleaning stations and dishes
  • Inventory maintenance
  • Food prep
  • Commercial kitchen cleaning & sanitization including diswashing
  • Organization

Highly Preferred Skills include:

  • Experience with food preparation for a residential facility.
  • Experience with conflict resolution/ mediation.
  • If driving the agency van, clean driving record and valid Maryland driver's license.
  • Ability to understand intimate partner violence and how it affects the client population.


Position Hours: Wednesday - Sunday ( 10:00am - 6:00pm ) Varies

COVID Policy Human Resources will maintain records of vaccination status, and this will not have any bearing on your employment.  
Benefits House of Ruth Maryland offers: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, 403(b), and more.  
EOE Statement House of Ruth Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

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