Job Title: Dishwasher & Kitchen Assistant Classification: Full time Hourly
Reports to: Food Service Manager OT Exempt: Nonexempt
Our Commitment to Equity:
Camp Fire is committed to building a diverse team and culture. We recognize that there are many aspects of one’s life experience that contribute to the growth of our organization. We encourage everyone to apply. If you believe in our values and mission and want to contribute to the work we do, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t meet every one of the qualifications listed.
If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark– a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across a nine-county area, including programming in Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill and the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects. For more information, please visit: http://campfirecolumbia.org/
This position is responsible for working as a member of the kitchen staff including washing meal prep dishes, assisting with food preparation, cleaning, and other kitchen support tasks as needed. Full time season from March 1 – November 15th with some opportunities for support work at camp December-February.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
- Supports kitchen team with cleaning of kitchen and dining spaces including implementation of Covid-19 policies, inventory, and other kitchen support tasks as needed.
- Responsible for maintaining clean and organized dining area.
- Unload and stack food and equipment deliveries.
- Maintain cleanliness and organization of dishes, kitchen equipment, workstations, and food storage areas.
- Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, families, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
- Maintain a clean kitchen and food storage areas including but not limited to: wash counters, dishes, sweeps and mops kitchen floors, and other cleaning duties as needed.
- Unloads and stacks deliveries.
- Follows schedules set by Kitchen Manager.
- Follow recipes and cooking instructions
- Cleans floors, proper waste, and recycling disposal
- Restock bathroom supplies, napkin dispensers, and condiments for dining and kitchen area
- Unload and stack food and equipment deliveries
- Communicates effectively with a variety of ages.
- Other duties as assigned.
No supervisory responsibilities.
Ability to perform job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Displays communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
- Has a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Willingness to learn new kitchen skills including but not limited to food prep, use of commercial dishwasher, and proper cleaning techniques.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manages time efficiently, move with purpose & urgency, and proactively solve problems.
- Ability to comprehend, interpret, and follow instructions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, and First Aid & CPR certification.
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.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. In compliance with covid-19 protocols, employees may be asked to wear a face mask when not actively consuming food/beverage depending on current state standards.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; exposure to cleaning chemicals; extreme cold (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Temporary housing provided when scheduled during programming. Shared rustic housing kitchenette and shared bathroom.
Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.
Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.