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Req Code:2021:2150-012
County:Philadelphia County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2150-Susquehanna Park
Schedule:M-F, 6:30am - 2:30pm
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice.

We are seeking a full-time Cook to prepare food items for the Susquehanna Park participants.

  • Cook foods according to menus and portions to be served.
  • Clean and inspect equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation. Maintain kitchen with regular audits/inspections and licensing requirements; work closely with the supervisor to maintain the kitchen.
  • Works with participants in conjunction with the therapist to train and oversee consumers in carrying out work therapy kitchen assignments.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures.
  • Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment and appliances, based on estimates of future needs. Maintain records of foodstuffs and supplies ordered.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and related analysis, on a timely basis. Document all activities, growth, contacts and movement through the system, as required.

Job Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and 3 years experience in the food services industry preparing large quantities of food in a cafeteria, restaurant, or institutional setting; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required. Must have knowledge of nutrition, portion control and requisitioning.
  • Must have Serve Safe Certification.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Be able to work with homeless individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders.
  • Very good analytical and organizational skills.


  • Must be available for local travel.
  • Possess manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
  • Frequent talking and listening.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, fold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop, climb stairs and bend which include direct intervention with clients.
  • May require crisis intervention in emergency situations.
  • May stand for extended periods of time.
  • Requires lifting and/or carrying up to a maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours, in accordance with client needs and scheduling.
  • May be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including: medical & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more.

To be considered an applicant, please you can apply at www.hhinc.org and click on the careers tab.

Horizon House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer • M/F/Veteran/ Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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