We encourage military veterans to apply!

LWC is seeking a full-time Cook for our assisted living facility. The Cook is responsible for the preparation, serving, and storage of meals and for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen in the Agate Heights Boarding Home. (ALF). This position requires working one weekend shift each week and has a schedule that is subject to change based on Agency needs and employee’s tenure. The cook will be scheduled to work 40 hours per week. Reliable transportation is required for this position.

This position is permanent and eligible for 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 cooking experience. 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 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, 3600 Meridian Street Bellingham, WA 98225


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Submit application packet to: HR, 3600 Meridian Street Bellingham, WA 98225


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Optional Vision Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off


  • 8 hour shifts
  • Holidays- as scheduled
  • Weekends- one shift per week
  • Daytime hours only

· Compensation: $ 14.83-$16.48/hr.

· Closes: Once filled.

Minimum Qualifications
Submit application packet to: HR, 3600 Meridian St, Bellingham WA 98225
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $ 14.83-$16.48/hr.
Experience Required:
Education: High School or Equivalent

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