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Temporary Dining Services - Spring Creek

Company: Colorado Department of Human Services
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 23, 2022

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Temporary Dining Services - Spring Creek Print ( Apply Temporary Dining Services - Spring Creek Salary $22.21 - $29.23 HourlyLocation Colorado Springs, COJob TypeTemporary Full Time (9 mos or less)DepartmentColorado Department of Human ServicesJob NumberIKA 86047 09/14/22Closing9/25/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

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  • Questions Department InformationThis position is open to current Colorado residents only. This job announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that now exist or may exist in the future. (Including both part and full time positions). Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events! CDHSCareers About the Division of Youth Services: The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. The Division also contracts with numerous private residential and non-residential service providers throughout the State. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.Division of Youth Services Vision: Achieving youth success and safer Colorado communities.Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety utilizing a continuum of care that provides effective supervision, promotes accountability to victims and communities, and helps youth lead constructive lives through positive development.We invite you to explore the DYS website and learn about the services provided to youth, families, and local communities in the State of Colorado at: ( sWe are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Description of JobThe position performs fully operational food production work in the Division of Youth Services Food Services Department located at Spring Creek Youth Service Center. Specific duties include:Supervise Youth: Position has supervisory responsibility for youth participating in a food services work program and has supervisory responsibility for youth offenders. This supervision entails assigning and evaluating work, handling informal grievances, initiating corrective and disciplinary actions, and participating in the hiring and firing of the offenders. Work involves providing the direct care, safety, security and supervision of adjudicated and/or pre-adjudicated youth in a locked setting to include the kitchen on-site. Supervision for safety is a function of appropriate staff location, mobility and continual observation of youth in accordance with DYS Policy 10.4. Enforce established security rules and behavior of youth, orient youth to the unit/facility and agency rules and routines, and, intervene early in potentially or actively volatile situations. Provide immediate intervention in crisis situations. Employ sound judgment and emotional control when evaluating possible crisis in a timely manner taking into consideration the physical and mental well-being of all juveniles and staff. Participate in defusing and debriefing of all incidents pursuant to prevailing DYS Policy. Monitor movement of youth in unit or through agency, escort and transport to activities or appointments internal and/or external to the agency, conduct searches of persons, property or areas according to schedule or as needed. Ensure that pat searches are conducted by a same sex staff member, except in the case where a juvenile identifies as transgender or intersex, the search is to be conducted according to the juveniles stated preference in accordance with DYS Policy 13.9. Identify, document and seize contraband as directed or appropriate. Actively use effective communication skills, verbal de-escalation skills, and a strength based approach when interacting with youth and staff in a positive and respectful manner. When all other attempts to de-escalate youth have failed, adhere to the Youth and Staff Safety Protocols. Monitor, participate, support and enforce behavioral management plans for individual youth as directed (e.g. Behavioral Contracts, Special Management Programs). Actively supervise to support prevention of sexual contact in the facility, adhere to all PREA Policies and Federal Standards. Meal Preparation and Service. Prepare food properly ensuring correct temperatures are maintained, presentation is attractive and meals are appetizing. Follows menus and recipes and ensures the youth follow menus and recipes that comply with the National School Lunch Program (NSL), School Breakfast Program (BP) and DYS policies and procedures. Make appropriate substitutions that are in-line with NSL/BP guidelines, and ensure that the products are portioned correctly. Enter data into production worksheets. Prepare, serve, and clean after meal services with the assistance of youth enrolled in the vocational program. When recipe changes are required, document changes and submit report to facility food service manager. Responsible as a lead worker to delegate any prep, cooking, or cleaning to youth and/or support staff as needed. Serves food or ensures that food is served in the correct quantities according to the DYS recipes.Safety and Security. Anticipates and identifies potential safety and security problems and reports problems to the food service manager. Provides oversight, supervision, intervention, and evaluation of youth to assure the safety and security of property and staff. Recognizes safety hazards. Ensures that food service equipment is properly utilized. Enforces safety policies and practices to reduce or prevent slips, trips, falls, burns, etc. Inventory sharps, tools, and utensils according to facility policy and procedures to ensure safety. . Follows facility key policy and procedures to ensure doors are kept locked. Correctly notifies appropriate parties in the event of equipment failure and forwards the appropriate details to the supervisor (to include work order number, date and time of malfunction, and parties notified). Ensures that chemicals are stored and used properly. Trains youth on fire prevention and evacuation procedures. Sanitation. Ensures that proper sanitation procedures are followed according to guidelines. Verify compliance by recording and documenting results. Ensures that food services equipment and physical plant of kitchen are cleaned on a regular basis as assigned to keep them free of food particles, dust, and bacteria. Controls times and temperatures of food to prevent food borne illness. Documents, as indicated by facility procedures, all necessary data relevant to daily kitchen operations and the prevention of food-borne illnesses in accordance with DYS Policy 10.7. Ensures storerooms are free of debris, organized, and are in compliance with state health regulations, DYS Policy, facility-specific procedures, and state audit standards. Inventory Control. Assists in taking a physical count of the inventory at least once a month. Requisitions food and food service supplies at least once a month and as needed in the absence of the facility food service manager. Inspects food and food service supplies for accurate quantity and condition upon arrival to the facility. Rejects food and supplies that are inadequate. Stores raw food and food supplies utilizing a FIFO inventory method. Date all food products upon arrival, ensuring date is visible. Signs requisitions and submits to the facility food service manager. In the absence of the manager submits the requisitions and invoices to the DYS food service program assistant. Understand food costs and how substituting products may affect plate costs. Assists with the delivery of orders throughout the week, place all food/paper products away, rotate stock, and ensure that all products are accounted for and correctly invoiced.Training and Meetings. Attend and actively participate in all assigned training and successfully complete any/all testing or other requirements for such training. Maintain required certifications as appropriate. Successful completion may be known or recorded by score or demonstration of skill. Meet and keep current on all mandatory training pursuant to prevailing DYS Policy. Successfully complete DYS Pre-Service, Facility Training and Orientation process as a new employee. Maintain and support the Divisions prevailing behavior management and intervention strategies. Educate Youth. Assists with the facilitation of the culinary program curriculum. Instructs youth on food service tasks by reviewing the information in relevant manuals, textual materials and watching and discussing food service videos, etc. Administers written and practical exams and tests relevant to the culinary program. CSTSIs are responsible for grading tests, evaluating an individual youths performance, and documenting their progress through written, electronic, and/or personal communication to the food service manager, client manager, counselor, educational department, and/or treatment team. Prepares competency checklist for a certificate of completion which lists mastery of identified skills, manages a youths individual file which contains their testing materials, completed certificates, and/or classroom materials the youth wishes to take with them upon their release. This position assists in the facilitation of any events relevant to the learning environment associated with the culinary program.Other Duties as Assigned.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsApplicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed below to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented on your application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application.Minimum Qualifications: Two years of dining services experience in commercial, institutional, industrial or military food service operation experience in food service production/preparation. Experience should include an understanding of adherence to prescribed menus, and the utilization of raw materials and large-scale recipes to prepare and modify meals as needed. Experience must be described in detail on your application to receive credit.
    • Commercial Experience is defined as preparing, cooking, serving, and portioning raw prepared foods in a restaurant, hotel, or cafeteria.
    • Industrial Experience is defined as preparing, cooking, serving, and portioning food in a hotel, hospital, living facility, and group home or retirement facility.
    • Institutional Experience is defined as preparing, cooking, serving, and portioning food in a correctional setting.Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.Substitutions: There are no substitutions for the required experience.Conditions of Employment:
      • Full Background CDHS employees (all Direct contact with vulnerable persons):CBI name check and fingerprint check, ICON Colorado court database, Medicare fraud database, Reference Checks, Professional License verification (licensure requirements), Drug Screen, PREA (Division of Youth Services), Trails check (direct contact with children), CAPS (direct contact with adults Mental Health Institutes, Regional Centers, Veterans Community Living Centers).
        • Ability to work shift work as required; May be required to work breakfast, lunch or dinner shift.
        • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.
        • Must be at least 21 years of age.
        • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials Various cleaning agents are used in the kitchen
        • Travel May require floating to other DYS facilities to help with coverage, travel to meetings and training
        • Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of the DYS Pre-service Training Academy, Field Training Program (FTO) and mandatory annual training in all subject areas.
        • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.
        • Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within thirty (30) business days of hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnsons Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorados Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
        • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees, direct contractors, or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire, or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients. Supplemental InformationHow to Apply ( The Assessment Process For additional recruiting questions, please contact araceli.diaz About Us: If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services ( (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
          • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
          • Medical and dental health plans
          • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
          • Paid life insurance
          • Short- and long-term disability coverage
          • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
          • BenefitHub state employee discount program
          • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe
          • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
          • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to . Our Values: We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans . Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement. We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado. Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public. We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy. Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at or call 1-800-929-0791. -THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER- Toll Free Applicant Technical Support ( Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.01 If you are a current or previous state employee, please provide the following information for each state job worked: department, job title, dates worked. This will allow us to determine transfer, demotion, promotional, or reinstatement status. (This information will be verified.) 02 If you are a former State of Colorado employee, please provide your EID (employee identification number will start with 99....), if not applicable type N/A. 03 Former State employees who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. If you are a former state employee who was disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position. 04 A condition of employment requires applicants to be 21 years of age or older. Do you meet this condition?
            • Yes
            • No05 The bottom of this job announcement provides links to additional information on how to apply, the assessment process, toll free applicant technical support, and about how the State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. Please acknowledge below that you have read the information provided in these links.
            • This information is available to me and I have read this information
            • I am unable to access the links with this information on the job posting. (If you select this option, please contact the recruiter, whose information is listed on this announcement, so that they can send this information directly to you.)Required Question AgencyState of ColoradoDepartmentColorado Department of Human Services Address1575 Sherman St. Denver, Colorado, 80203 Phone303-866-7100 Website Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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