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Cook - Behavioral Health

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Middletown, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 38
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 5 days per week Rotating weekends and holidays

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary
Delivers quality food service to clients and staff in accordance with Federal, State, Local, and Rushford Center's guidelines.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Prepares and serves meals (regular and special diets), under the direction of the Food Service Manager, during all scheduled meal times in a timely manner, to all Rushford program sites in the Meriden, Middletown, and/or Portland campuses.
  2. Demonstrates safe food handling practices during the storage, preparation, cooking, and service of all food items. Demonstrates proper sanitation practices for the Dining room and kitchen, including all equipment, utensils, and satellite food services caterware.
  3. Opens and closes the kitchen and dining room during the Manager's absence.
  4. Prepares and packages food and beverages to the satellite food service programs in a timely manner.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager - Food Services.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Cooking certificate is preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of six months- experience in food service.
  • Must be CPR certified or be certified within 6 months of employment.
  • First Aid training is required.

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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