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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Cook for Behavioral Health Center in Bellingham - Visions, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Cook for Inpatient Treatment Center - Posting #22288

Salary is $35,464.00 ($17.05 per hour)

Position Summary:

Bellingham Visions, is looking for a Full-time Cook for our youth treatment center. Visions is a unique inpatient treatment facility for female youth ages 14 to 17. We have been providing intensive chemical dependency services to youth since 1999.

Under the direction of the Program Manager, will help oversee the kitchen/dinning operations of this center. This includes food ordering, preparation, placement of shipment, and other duties as needed relative to kitchen functions. A person with the ability to take direction, as well as lead a team is ideal. The cleanliness of the kitchen space, presentation of food, as well as taste are all an important function of this position. This position will assist in maintaining a positive team like environment.

Duties & responsibilities: Ensure equipment is maintained and work areas are clean, safe and orderly. Strictly adhere to procedures regarding infection control, food borne illness prevention, harmful chemical handling, fire, safety and sanitation, promptly addressing any transgression. Ensure food is prepared in a nutritional, appetizing fashion, and presented in an attractive manner. Requires production of two entrees for the proper number of residents of the center. Also must see that appropriate snacks are available to residents with special dietary needs.


  • Must be formally trained in the culinary arts, or have equivalent experience in a kitchen setting.

  • Must have Food Safety and Sanitation Training.

  • Food Handlers permit required.

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.

  • English required. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required.

    What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Leslie Blake, Program Manager at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 11/23/2021

External candidates may apply after 11/26/2021

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

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