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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). Schedule will be discussed during interview. Reliable transportation is required for this position.

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 (fully funded for full-time employees)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life & Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave
  • Holiday premium pay
  • Floating holidays, and
  • Annual base pay increases

Lake Whatcom Center & our COVID response:

LWC has been a reliable employer during the COVID pandemic. We have not reduced hours or laid off staff and have taken significant steps to protect our employees and clients. During the last year, we have paid significant bonuses and increased the base pay for all staff, partly in appreciation for the excellent teamwork and commitment to our clients. We have provided flexibility in scheduling and invested substantial resources in personal protective equipment. We are proud of the fact that we were one of the first agencies to recognize the challenges presented, and in our agility in responding quickly to changing circumstances. We believe we will come out of the COVID pandemic stronger than other, and attribute that to our dedication to our core values.

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.


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

  • Compensation DOE
  • 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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