Cooks Helper

St. Paul's Manor - Bankers Hill, 2635 SECOND AVENUE, SAN DIEGO, California, United States of America Req #1081
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Connect with the Greatest Generation and join us at St. Paul’s! You will be able to make a difference in the lives of countless seniors by providing comfort and life changing experiences every single day. Our team wants compassionate, caring, and considerate companions to create a welcoming environment and to become the angels for San Diego’s residents and participants in the best years of their lives!

This is a full-time position 

BASIC FUNCTION: Assists Cook and other kitchen staff in the preparation food and beverages.  Maintains storerooms, walk-in coolers and freezers.  Receives and stores foods and supplies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be able to communicate with, be interested in, and have compassion for the elderly.  The ability to communicate, both verbal and written, in English is essential.
Possess organizational skills sufficient enough to meet deadlines and objectives.  Must be able to work in a team environment and to maintain professional composure under stressful conditions.
Must be able to read menus and production sheets.  Must understand therapeutic diets and be able to prepare foods to meet the needs of a variety of different diets.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Able to read, write, understand and speak in English.  One-year food service experience as a cook's helper ideally in a retirement community, health center, or institutional food service department.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Work hours may require schedule flexibility (early AM shifts starting at 5:00 AM).  Position requires the ability to lift and carry light objects and to push or pull objects of 50 pounds or less.  Frequently stands, walks, kneels, twisting upper body, object manipulation, loading and unloading food supplies, handling bulk food items, lifting, pushing and pulling equipment.  Visually needs to identify objects at a distance of 20 feet and read fine print and discriminate color.  Frequently will be required to hear normal sounds where there is background noise.  Must be able to make self-understood.  

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to function in a busy environment with shifting and evolving priorities.  Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.  Occasional pressure due to multiple calls, inquires, and unpredictable events.  Handles emergency or crises situations.  Stable emotional makeup required to work in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions. 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  Position will have exposure to hot and cold conditions.  At times, this will result in sudden fluctuations in temperature.  Position will be exposed to foodstuffs, oil and grease.  Occasionally, there will be exposure to high humidity and electrical and mechanical hazards. Exposure to pets and allergens associated with pets will occur. 

St. Paul’s is committed to protecting our employees and our seniors from COVID-19. As such, St. Paul’s mandates that all newly hired employees be vaccinated to prevent COVID-19.  If you cannot vaccinate due to medical and/or religious reasons, please contact our HR Department.

St. Paul's is the leading provider of caring senior services since 1960. We have locations throughout San Diego County including 5 in San Diego (Bankers Hill), 2 in Chula Vista, and 1 in El Cajon. St. Paul's strives to be the most outstanding and innovative senior home and service provider in California. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and social needs of the elderly and community, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs.


To learn more about St. Paul’s Senior Services, please visit

St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Other details

  • Job Function Cook and Food Preparation Worker
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Industry Health Care
  • St. Paul's Manor - Bankers Hill, 2635 SECOND AVENUE, SAN DIEGO, California, United States of America