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Kitchen Aide (JR 1294)

Santa Barbara, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit

JOB ID: 1294
Part- time
Wage: $15.00


The Kitchen Aide is the person responsible for setting up for dinner serving and the kitchen cleanup after the day. The Kitchen Aide may be called upon to prepare additional items for the dinner meal, depending upon need. A Kitchen Aide must have the ability to spot problems and resolve them quickly and efficiently, maintain a level head, and delegate kitchen tasks simultaneously. The Kitchen Aide is also charged with maximizing the productivity of the kitchen staff, as well as managing and supervising support staff such as volunteers and residents assigned to the kitchen area for chores.
Responsibilities: The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Will do kitchen cleanup as Kitchen Aide
  • Work in coordinating volunteers and residents to help with kitchen cleanup
  • Supervise kitchen volunteers/residents
  • Prepare daily lunch for the next working day for those residents that may need a prepared lunch
  • Keep inventory on supplies needed
  • Be able to work under pressure while keeping a professional demeanor at all times
  • Makes sure the kitchen is clean and in compliance with the health department at all times
  • Assigns volunteer, community service people, and residents who have been assigned chores in the kitchen area to do relevant tasks following the procedures in place

Volunteer Management:

Every day, volunteer teams come to our facility to assist us in many vital ways. For the Community Kitchen, we have numerous groups come in on a regular basis to assist us with food sorting, food preparation, and food serving. In order to maintain a healthy and vibrant relationship with these groups, they expect to be supported in their endeavors with guidance and leadership. As an employee of PATH Santa Barbara we need each staff person to be an ambassador in order to create a warm and welcoming environment in which our volunteers can successfully do their work. In doing so, you are helping us to maintain a crucial support system for us.


  1. At least 3+ years of cooking experience in a commercial setting
  2. ServSafe certification
  3. Advanced knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment, use and maintenance
  4. Must be able to work as part of a team
  5. Must be able to lift heavy items (50+ pounds)

Mandatory Requirement:

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Current automobile insurance
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • ServSafe certification

Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to apply Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1294 to submit your application. A resume is required
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