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The Kitchen & Household Coordinator I will work at the Manzanita Short Term Residential Program which is a therapeutic community operating under the tenets of social rehabilitation.  The Kitchen & Household Coordinator is responsible for the shopping for and preparation of nutritious, well-balanced meals for 15 residents.

This position is also responsible for the cleaning of all areas of the facility, including offices and bedrooms and scheduling monthly deep cleanings of the entire residence. The Kitchen Coordinator must also conduct regular safety trainings, safety orientation and make sure that emergency equipment is in working order.


Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.


An exceptional benefit package including; Medical/Dental/Vision/403(b) retirement and Life Insurance. Competitive vacation and sick pay.


To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at


Non-exempt; 40 hours/week; Eligible for overtime. Compensation based on education and experience.


Program Director.


Required: High School Diploma or GED. If not already certified, must acquire ServSafe CA Food Handler Card through successful completion of the course within 30 days of hire. Two years’ experience as a cook or caterer.  A culinary degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Experience providing meals to large numbers of people. Ability to provide healthy, non-institutional meals.  Knowledge of nutrition and meal planning. Ability to adhere to a budget. Good written and oral English communication skills, ability to work as member of a team, to accept supervision, to maintain appropriate boundaries while working in close inter-personal relationships. Ability to train residents in basic cooking and nutrition. Ability to be organized, responsible, flexible, creative, empathetic, and able to relate effectively with clients, other staff, professionals, and members of the community. Ability to meet high standards in maintaining a clean, hygienic household.

Preferred: Graduation from a culinary academy.

Valid California driver’s license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Kitchen & Household Coordinator I will assist with the following duties:

Kitchen and Food Responsibilities

Assume primary responsibility for the preparation of nutritious, balanced, varied meals, with an emphasis on simple, whole, non-institutional foods and oversee nutritious menu planning.
Utilize community resources to buy nutritious foods as economically as possible (e.g., Food Bank, etc.). Model this behavior for residents.
Learn and follow Community Care Licensing requirements regarding food preparation and storage. Monitor to ensure that food is stored and prepared according to health and safety codes and maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen.
Purchase emergency food supplies, making sure pantry is well-stocked and food is not expired.
Organize and prepare meals for special dinner functions (i.e., family night, board dinners, CIT training).
Cleaning and Household Responsibilities

Maintain the cleanliness of all areas of the house, including common areas, restrooms, offices, bedrooms and hallways to ensure a welcoming, clean and pleasant living environment for residents and staff.
Oversee and complete daily and weekly cleaning schedule, as well as regular deep cleaning of entire house at least monthly or as needed to comply with CCL and DHCS regulations.
Purchase all household and cleaning supplies, ensuring dispensers are restocked and keeping storage area and custodial equipment clean and in good order.
Responsible for cleaning and preparing bedrooms for the arrival of new residents, as well as cleaning bedrooms following departures, including the laundry, folding and storage of client bedding.
Complete and track work orders for house/kitchen maintenance and safety.
Coordinate vehicle maintenance, wash vehicles once a month and put gas in vehicles every other week or as needed.

Make sure the Manzanita facility, appliances, vehicles and emergency equipment (such as fire extinguishers and flashlights) are operational and in good working order.
Provide safety orientation for staff, conduct safety drills as appropriate for the house and review safety plans quarterly with administration.
Perform monthly Safety Checklist duties and quality assurance reviews for safety/cleanliness of equipment and property.
Maintain current Material Safety Data Sheet Binder for all cleaning products used in the program and provide training for staff.

Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs. Capable of the following intermittent activities:  lifting bags of groceries, chopping and slicing of food, use of all kitchen appliances and tools; use of all cleaning materials and appliances. Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting up to 40 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.


If a conditional job offer is presented, the incumbent will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as a requirement for employment at Interim. Accommodations for disability and religion-based reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection of the qualifications and job duties, current management reserves the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous description for this position.

Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim, Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment shall discrimination or harassment be permitted because of sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individuals who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.

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