Services for the Underserved

Food Handler

Job Location US-NY-New York
Homeless Services
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

S:US is currently seeking a Food Handler for our Family Shelters.


The Food Handler assists in the management and monitoring of all aspects of the development of a nutritious daily menu and meal preparation for homeless individuals including those with special diets.



  • Prepare low-fat, low-sodium, vegetarian and soft meal options to meet special dietary and medically prescribed needs of residents.
  • Assist in managing and performing food and equipment ordering and inventory.
  • Safe and sanitary handling and storage of all food items in accordance with New York State and New York City Department of Health regulations.
  • Responsible for the general supervision of kitchen area, including overall cleanliness, maintenance of equipment, utensils, and supplies, and the ability to provide instruction to inexperienced trainees.
  • Assist in the implementation of a Daily Cooking and & Nutrition (Daily Living Skills) training curriculum for Shelter Residents to prepare them for independent living.
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, group supervision, and trainings as needed.
  • Supervise, instruct, and train residents in basic nutrition, preparation of meals, basic food handling and storage, kitchen cleanliness, and equipment maintenance according to NYC and NYS - DOH guidelines and program requirements.
  • Comply with and enforce all SUS Corporate Compliance and Employee Policies, Procedures, and Protocols.
  • Comply with, enforce, and carry out all SUS Incident Management Policies, Procedures, and Protocols as appropriate.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Food Service Director and/or Program Director.
  • A work schedule that includes some weekend and evening hours will be required.
  • Other duties as assigned








  • 2 years’ experience in food service for an organization (e.g., hospital, hotel, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skill set, able to work independently and still function as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred


Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.



Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.

S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment.


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