Article Title: Dietary Coordinator/Cook

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has an opening for a Dietary Coordinator to provide meals in a caring, supportive, home-like environment at the Freeses Assisted Living Facility located in Bangor. 

This position is 40 hours/week, 10 hour day shifts Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday                       8am-6:30pm.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of food service such as menu planning, preparing and serving meals, cleaning, maintaining inventory and purchasing supplies as well as assuring all regulations and requirements are met. In addition, the successful candidate will work to assure an enjoyable dining experience.

Required qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, and three years of experience cooking for large groups, purchasing and inventory control; ability to use small and large kitchen equipment; ability to read, write and perform basic math functions; valid drivers license; reliable, insured transportation; ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; must be at least 18 years of age.   Preferred qualifications include food safety and sanitation certificate; post-secondary culinary education.  

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions.

An application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, or you may apply online at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a smoke-free facility.

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