Cook II: Full-time

Valley Hope of Norton, has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Cook to join our dedicated and passionate team!

At Valley Hope of Norton, the work of every team member matters. The work we do every day saves lives and builds hope for the future.

Valley Hope of Norton, located in northwest Kansas, has provided residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment services since 1967. Valley Hope of Norton is the ORIGINAL Valley Hope, and we take great pride in that. The story of Valley Hope begins and continues on the grounds we work every day.

Our work is mission-driven, supported by a strong culture of teamwork and a compassionate environment that is the foundation of the Valley Hope organization.

Per CMS Interim Rule, all Valley Hope employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical/religious exemption.



One (1) year job or training experience in dietary setting.
Specialized training in food preparation.

Starting at $16.00+/hr.

Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance
Tuition Assistance – Up to $10K annually; $45K maximum benefit
Student Loan Repayment
Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Eligible Employer
8 Paid Holidays (Including 1 Personal Holiday)
PTO – Up to 22 Days per year based on years of service
Paid Parental Leave
401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
And much more!

Ensures safe food handling protocol is always maintained within the kitchen and dining areas including safe hand hygiene, cross contamination and temperature checks are followed and ensure timely documentation as directed by lead cook or written instructions.
Prepares daily meals according to weekly menus/recipes or lead cook instruction.  Properly increases or decreases recipes as needed for fluctuations in census.
Prepares daily meals and/or snacks according to Special Diet recipes as ordered by nursing department.
Serves food to patients, visitors, and staff with a pleasant demeanor.
Stores food items according to established guidelines and or state regulations/guidelines.
Performs dishwashing for all items used in preparation and serving of meals.
Presents safety and hygiene instruction to any patients who are assigned to assist with dish or clean up duties to ensure safe kitchen environment and safe dish sanitization methods are followed.
Performs cleaning/sanitizing tasks as outlined on the shift/daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedules, which may include sinks, counters, ovens, stovetops, grill, fryer, serving line, salad bar, and other equipment and appliances.
Removes trash, boxes or other materials such as used grease to appropriate containers in a timeframe that ensures staff safety and proper food handling protocol.

Residential and/or outpatient treatment facility setting; requires walking throughout the facility and may require unloading of food/stock in temperature extremes.
Able to stand for lengthy periods and to walk including up or down steps or stairs as needed.
Able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds.

Visit our career site: www.valleyhope.org/careers  and search for this opportunity                                     OR
Send resume to employment@valleyhope.org