Services for the Underserved


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

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

Position Overview:

The Cook will assist in the management and monitoring of all aspects of the development of a nutritious daily menu and meal preparation.  He/she will prepare low-fat, salt-free, vegetarian and soft meal options to meet special dietary and medically prescribed needs of residents. The Cook will assist in managing and performing food and equipment ordering and inventory. The ideal candidate should have experience in the safe and sanitary handling and storage of all food items in accordance with New York State and New York City Department of Health regulations. He/she will be 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. Evening and Weekend Hours may be required.


Benefits Overview:

We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Training in food skills and at least two (2) years’ experience in food service for an institution (e.g., hospital, hotel, etc.)
  • NY State Food Handlers Certificate required, additional nutritional training, and certificates required.




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