Baker Creek Cook

We encourage military veterans to apply!


LWC is seeking 2 full-time Cooks for our Baker Creek inpatient facility. The Cooks are responsible for the preparation, serving, and storage of meals and for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen in the Baker Creek inpatient facility. This position offers a lot of creative freedom, within the bounds of DSHS nutrition requirements. Schedule will vary, but 1 weekend day and some holidays will be required as this is a 24/7 facility.


This position is benefits eligible (medical and dental benefits).

Minimum Qualifications:

High School/Trade School Diploma (or equivalent). Experience cooking large quantities (12+ servings) and knowledge of nutrition preferred. Ability to obtain a WA Food Handler’s Permit. One year of relevant housekeeping/janitorial experience and/or training. Ability to operate kitchen and housekeeping tools and equipment.  Ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Good organizational skills; Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks; Ability to work cooperatively in a team approach. Requires frequent walking, standing, bending at the knees and waist, kneeling and reaching to accomplish tasks; Requires ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. Acceptable driving record and ability to be covered by LWC insurance carrier. Employment is contingent on successful fingerprint background check.

Why work for Lake Whatcom Center?


LWC is a DSHS licensed not-for-profit organization providing an array of residential and community mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs and their ability to meet their goal of Recovery. We are a fast-growing service, and committed to creating a supportive and positive environment for all our employees.

LWC offers competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance (paid by LWC for full-time employees)
  • Dental (paid by LWC)
  • Life Insurance (paid by LWC, additional available for purchase)
  • Long-term Disability (paid by LWC)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Competitive Vacation Pay
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Premium Pay for Holidays Worked
  • Floating Holidays
  • Annual Base Pay Increases
  • Generous Comp Time for Exempt Positions

LWC is a tobacco-free and scent-free workplace. LWC is an Equal Opportunity employer, we are committed to an Affirmative Action Program and enhancing the diversity of our staff. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, creed, marital status, ancestral heritage, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veteran status, or the presences on any physical, mental and/or sensory disability. If accommodations are needed for participating in the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know.

Please submit LWC Employment Application Packet or resume to: HR, 609 North Shore Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226



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Submit application packet to:  HR, 609 North Shore Dr., Bellingham, WA 98226

  • Compensation: $14.47-$17.00/hr. DOE.
  • Closes: Once filled.
Minimum Qualifications
Submit application packet to: HR, 609 North Shore Dr., Bellingham, WA 98226
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $14.47-$17.00/hr. DOE.
Experience Required:
Education: High School or Equivalent

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