Walworth County Relief Cook - In-House Pool in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

This position is responsible for performing essential support work for all work performed in the health center kitchen, including the delivery and serving of food to residents.


Days: Varies based on availability

Work Hours: Varies based on availability

Hours Per Shift: 8

Shifts Per Pay Period: Varies based on availability

Position FTE: 0.00 FTE (Casual/Pool)

Applications are being accepted from Walworth County employees as well as members of the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Food storage, pulling, transporting, labeling, dating, pre-cooking preparation including equipment usage, portioning, dishing, serving, storage and disposal of food and food associated supplies and equipment, and washing and sanitizing of dishes and equipment.

Receive, inspect and store food and beverage related products delivered to the kitchen.

Train and/or mentor new or inexperienced kitchen staff in all duties of a relief cook.

Prepare food items such as sandwiches and beverages for snack/beverage carts, kitchenettes and core area.

Monitor food distribution, ensuring that residents are served according to diet requirements and with attractive presentation.

Monitor and record temperatures of coolers and freezers throughout the facility.

Perform all job duties of a cook when assisting or covering for an absent cook.

Stock resident kitchen areas with required items.

Wash and sanitize equipment, carts and work areas including countertop, floor and wall surfaces. Proper food handling and sanitation skills while plating resident food. Proper sanitation skills while setting up or tearing down resident serving areas, disassembling food carts, cleaning and sanitizing of pots and pans and restocking areas.

Transportation of unprepared and prepared food, equipment, carts and residents as required during all department operating hours.

Participate and/or attend all in-service education, as appropriate for food service staff.

Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or equivalent competencies, and zero to six months of relevant prior experience. Basic knowledge of food safety required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing services and meeting quality standards.

Ability to learn, follow and explain departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and/or divide quickly and correctly.

Ability to make change.

Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Ability to follow, learn and remember job duties and to repeat them with limited errors.

Ability to multi-task and follow directions.

Interactions & Communication

Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Ability to listen to and accurately understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences and to remember what was heard.

Ability to communicate information and ideas verbally, so that others understand.

Ability to be proactive in communicating and to ask questions if not fully understanding.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and Other Special Requirements

Criminal background check free of convictions of abuse of individuals or misappropriation of property while in a formal caretaking setting.

If you are not available to work on the date this position starts, you will not be awarded the position.

Decision Making

This position has authority to make decisions that are within detailed procedures and protocols. These decisions directly impact performance in the job as the information provided to others must be accurate for their decision-making. The decisions made by the employee may also affect resident service care, nutritionally.

Thinking & Problem Solving

In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, the complexity of this job is low and challenges are relatively minimal.

Tools and Equipment Used

Telephone Calculator

Cash Register Kitchen Equipment

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Selection Process:

TO INCLUDE: Formal Walworth County Electronic Application Education & Experience Review

Written Exam (70% passing)

Oral Department Interview

Reference Check Background Check Post Offer Physical Exam Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.

Job Code: 2016-00155

Job Title: Relief Cook - In-House Pool

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $13.26 Hourly

Job Type: Casual

Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Department: Lakeland Health Care Center