Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Cook (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190430-2210TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Cook (PCN 102664).  Location: Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 1635 Central Ave, Bridgeport CT, 06610.  Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. –  5:30 p.m., full time, 37.5 hours per week, alternating weekends. 

Cooks and prepares a variety of foods for consumption for consumers on our inpatient units; including numerous special diets for medically compromised individuals. Operates many types of kitchen preparation and cooking equipment with limited assistance or oversight. 

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: a copy of their Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Sharon Ferguson  DMHAS HR, 203-551-7078 or MHA-DMHAS-Recruitment@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involved in preparing and cooking food.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Prepares and cooks a wide variety of foods including special diets; operates various types of cooking equipment such as stoves, ovens, steam cookers, mixing machines, choppers, etc.; cleans kitchen areas and equipment; rotates stock on a regular basis; assists with the ordering of food and supplies; inspects food received; may serve food or assist in serving; may prepare production records; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of and ability to apply cooking principles and techniques on a quantity basis; knowledge of liquid and dry weights and measures; some knowledge of health and safety requirements in food service; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; some ability to utilize computer software; some ability in menu preparation and record keeping; some mathematical ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience in the preparation of food on a quantity basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Successful completion of a cook training course under the auspices of State or Federal Apprentice Training Bureaus may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
  2. Incumbents must be free from communicable diseases
  3. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and utensils used in the kitchen and from patients/individuals.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.