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Salary: Up to $20.85/hour

Schedule: Full-time - All Shifts

Location: 100 Heritage Lane, Albany, NY 12211

Cooks’ duties involve responsibility for the preparation and cooking of a variety of food. A cook usually has responsibility for one part of a meal, such as the meat course, or vegetables or pastries and desserts. In a small kitchen, a cook may supervise the cooking of an entire meal and in some cases may have charge of the entire kitchen operation. Supervision is exercised over assistant cooks and/or food service helpers. Performs other tasks as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities:

  • Prepares and cooks meat, fish, poultry, soups, vegetables, cereals, desserts, salads and other food;
  • Bakes cakes, pies, rolls and a variety of other pastries;
  • Cuts, cleans and dresses meat, fish and poultry;
  • Supervises the proper storing of food;
  • Supervises the work of assistants in the preparation of food, and the cleaning of tables, kitchen utensils, stoves and kitchen;
  • Keeps simple related records.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Good knowledge of the methods of preparing, cooking and baking food in large quantities;
  • Good knowledge of modern cooking utensils, appliances and equipment;
  • Good knowledge of cleaning methods and the use of cleaning materials and equipment;
  • Ability to plan with a view to economy and efficiency in the use of supplies, equipment and food;
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions and recipes;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of experience in large scale cooking.

Employee Benefits:

  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State Pension and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low or no cost health plan, dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.



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