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Post Date:  Nov 8, 2021

Carbondale, IL, US, 62901

Position Type:  Part Time
Requisition Number:  11048
Work Schedule:  2nd Shift

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


Kitchen Assistants are responsible for:

  • Properly cleans and sanitizes dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans, and food preparation and serving areas.
  • Operates and sanitizes dishwashers, juice machines, coffee makers, and other kitchen equipment and notifies supervisor of equipment repairs.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the kitchen and dining areas, assists with food preparation, and performs other related kitchen duties as needed.
  • Under supervision washes and prepares food for cooking in accordance with sanitation requirements.
  • Serves food from the steam tables to clients according to prescribed measures, and ensures proper portion control.
  • Wraps, labels, dates and refrigerates leftovers after each meal according to established procedures or instructions
  • Performs other related kitchen duties, such as inventorying and stocking food products and supplies, sorting and removing trash, sweeping, mopping and scrubbing floors and so forth
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current Food Handler’s or Protection Manger Certificate
  • 3 to 6 months of experience, demonstrated knowledge of basic dishwasher operations at a level normally acquired through on-the-job training or experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds regularly, and up to 60 pounds frequently.
  • Ability to stand stationary up to four hours at a time regularly, and up to seven hours frequently.
  • Ability to walk or move about for more than six hours at a time.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, reach and grab.
  • Normal or corrected vision necessary to read measurements of cleaning detergents, equipment cleaning instructions, and measure or portion food items.


Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  •  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

Nearest Major Market: Carbondale