Cook (Crisis Stabilization Unit) Hamblen


At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Crisis Stabilization Unit Cook - Hamblen. 


The Cook will be under the Supervision of the Services Coordinator.  Monday through Friday the kitchen manager will prepare lunch and dinner on site. Other duties include planning for weekend meals, special occasions, and meet nutritional needs of guests. All standards and expectations of sanitation will be followed. The kitchen manager will be responsible for purchasing of food and management of budget line items to include program meals and kitchen supplies.   This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business.  Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Regular attendance is an essential job function. Cook position will coordinate with Jail to Work program staff and clients to accommodate food prep and Save Serve certification for Jail to Work clients Due to CSU and WIC being 24 hours/7 days per week programming, the following expectation is applied to all staff working in these programs. 

  • All staff will be present and on time for shift in order to relieve previous shift.
  • All staff will stay on shift until relief coverage arrive. 
  • All staff have been briefed on the nature of the programming and understand that shifts must be covered in order to keep our staff and clients safe.
  • All staff recognize that if bad weather is predicted be prepared to make it in prior to poor travel conditions and to stay until relieve staff can make it in.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.


Education/Knowledge: Graduation from high school or the equivalent preferred. Safe Serve Certificate preferred.  Must obtain F Endorsement.

Experience: Must have knowledge of nutritional needs, food ordering within budget parameters, food preparation, menu planning and awareness of sanitary food preparation and kitchen cleanliness.

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Staff will be required to work with gas ovens and stove, table top deep fry, industrial dish washer.  Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

The McNabb Center ( is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.