Assistant Cook/Delivery Driver (4 positions)

Lame Deer, MN

Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation

Posted On: Jul-06-2021
Status: This Job is Closed
Assist in the Planning, preparing, and serving/delivering meals for the Northern Cheyenne
Elderly Program which meets their daily nutritional needs. Performs job duties in a manner
which supports and advocates overall objectives of the Elderly Program.
Nature of work: This position is responsible for assisting in the daily preparation of a nutritious
daily meal of large quantity/quality for tribal elders. Incumbent is required to adhere to strict
safety procedures when dealing with hot stoves and/or liquids. Requires high standards of
Personal Contacts: Will have contact with other employees and with the public. May be
required to assist in ordering supplies. Extensive contact with elderly clients.
Supervision Received: Works with the Cooks, other Elderly Program staff will be under the
direct supervision of the Program Director.
Essential Functions: Assist in the Plans and prepares meals from raw foodstuffs. Requires the
ability to lift and carry heavy containers (50 lbs min.), reach kitchen equipment, appliances and
use kitchen utensils when needed. Must be able to sweep, mop, and scrub after each meal. Must
have the ability to read, write and keep records accurately. Must be willing to transport the meals
to the Elderly Clients. Must keep vehicles clean and free from any food debris and garbage. AREAS OF JOB ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:
In consultation with the Head Cook will assist in the planning of the daily menu to meet the
scheduled requirements.
Utilize food preparation methods which preserves the food nutrients and follows standard
sanitation practices. Stores and cares for food properly, efficiently using available space and
Assist in the cleaning of the entire kitchen area after meal times. This includes washing dishes,
sweeping, mopping, and storing food properly.
Adheres to all applicable health, sanitation and safety rules in performance of job.
Accepts responsibility to use initiative to recognize and complete tasks as they arise.
Promotes and maintains confidentiality related to all Elderly Program clients and staff.
Attends staff meetings, in-service training, and workshops as may be required.
Assists the Head Cook if needed in the Updates of daily and monthly meal counts
Performs other related duties as required.
Deliver meals to the Elderly all locally, or in the surrounding reservation districts.
Knowledge: This position requires a thorough knowledge and experience in proper food
preparation for large quantities, nutritional standards and storage methods. General knowledge
and experience in managing a food budget is required.
Skills: This position requires skills in preparing nutritious and diabetic-friendly meals from raw
foods to meet daily schedule; maintain cleanliness of kitchen, interpret and carry out instructions,
promote good public relations; conduct oneself in a professional manner on the job; initiate and
implement program goals; maintains a positive approach, focusing on the program goals and
elderly needs; communicates effectively with the public both orally and in writing; establishes
effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and the public.
Must have good driving ability to provide safe deliverance of meals. Must be knowledgeable of
the Lame Deer and surrounding districts. JOB PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Evaluation of this position will be based primarily upon performance of the preceding
requirements and duties. Examples of job performance criteria include, but are not limited to, the
 Performs assigned duties.
 Assisting in the Preparation of nutritionally well-balanced meals.
 Leaves kitchen in a clean manner.
 Deals tactfully and courteously with the public.
 Observes work hours.
 Demonstrates punctuality
 Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with fellow employees,
supervisors and the public.
 Must agree to and sign waiver for pre-employment drug testing.
 Indian Preference, with first preference given to qualified enrolled members of the
Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of
education and experience equivalent to:
 High School Diploma preferred.
 Valid Montana Driver’s License
 Experience cooking and baking in large quantities.
 Knowledge of nutrition and proper diets for diabetics
 Must possess a Safe Food Handler’s Certification
 Pass a tuberculosis screen test