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The Cook is responsible for following Indian Health Services, Multnomah County, and State of Oregon standards/guidelines for food service operations in a Residential Treatment Facility. The primary responsibility of this position is food preparation for the clientele of the residential treatment facility.


  • Maintain compliance with NARA’s policy and procedures, as well as state, county, and federal guidelines.
  • Prepare scheduled meals.
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen area.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of kitchen department supplies and ordering materials as needed.
  • Serve and/or supervise service of meals to clients in cafeteria.
  • Monitor kitchen details by assigned clientele.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with NARA staff.
  • Attend facility and department meetings as needed.
  • Attend training classes as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • One-year experience cooking for residential treatment facility, school or hospital (preferred).
  • Knowledge of meal preparation and menu planning.
  • Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Long extensive hours of standing.
  • Must have a current Food Handler’s Card.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.
  • If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment or for cause drug tests.
  • Ability to pass criminal background and DMV checks.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


  • Full Benefits Package includes: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(K) / HSA / Employee Assistance Program
  • 15 Paid holidays
  • Wages range from $21-$23 DOE


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