About the Role:

Job Code: 35-2012 Salary: $12.18 - $17.26

Status: Part-time, Non-exempt Location: Akwesasne Group Home

Department: SSD, Akwesasne Group Home Reports to: Case Supervisor


Under the direct supervision of the Case Supervisor, the Cook is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment, as well as providing nutritionally balanced meals to clients on a daily basis. The Cook will perform a range of duties that will maintain the home and ensure nutrition.


· Prepare a weekly menu that reflects balanced healthy meals and meets all nutritional requirements.

· Preparation of lunch, dinner, and snacks according to the menu.

· Prepare special Holiday meals for residents and their families as well as refreshments and snacks for all Service Plan Meetings.

· Assist in developing a list of items that need to be purchased and/or ordered.

· Grocery shopping as needed.

· Put away food, rotating the stock.

· Meet health, safety, and infection control standards.

o Daily cleaning and sanitation of the kitchen, including the freezers, refrigerators, and pantry.

o This is to include checking for outdated or old items and rotating stock, daily sanitization of the counters, doing the dishes, cleaning the stove, sweeping and mopping daily.

o Trash removed daily and trashcans in the kitchen area are to be disinfected weekly and other cleaning duties as assigned.

o Keep refrigerators and freezers clean, organized. Defrost freezers once a month or as needed.

o Laundering the kitchen linens weekly, including dishcloths, dishtowels, aprons, and oven mitts.

o Meet with the Quality Control Committee regularly to devise infection control policies.

· The Cook shall be responsible for role modeling appropriate behaviors to all clients and demonstrate good character as well as teach residents to cook as part of the program’s Independent Living curriculum.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personal files maintained within Social Service Division, we must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION and /or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED; education, training, and/or experience in the food preparation field; some experience working with youth. Strong writing and communication skills. Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge and understanding of Akwesasne community, values, traditions and social norms.

OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES: To have the ability to deal with and respond appropriately with stressful situations and troubled adolescents. Be aware and sensitive to the needs of clients and their families. Be able to work closely and communicate professionally within a large staff. Interact professionally with various agencies.

Required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment when reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child where the parent or guardian, custodian, or other person legally responsible for such child, information come before you, facts, condition, or circumstance which if correct, work render the child an abused or maltreated child,. (SSL 415) Mandated Reporters in New York State – certain professionals are required by law to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the New York State Central Registry the law also assigns civil and criminal liability to those professionals who do not comply with their mandated reporter responsibilities.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to express ideas and use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances, criminal background check, as well as, a State Central Registry Clearance prior to employment being confirmed.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.

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