Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-020
Department 477/TANF - YOUTH PROGRAM
Rate of Pay $15.00/HOUR
Opening Date MARCH 6, 2017
Closing Date MARCH 30, 2017 **EXTENDED**


The Youth Center Cook will prepare meals, plan menus and purchase groceries compliant with the Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP) or The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Youth Center Cook will prepare meals by specific meal times, and make sure food is stored in a safe and sanitary manner following all regulations for food temperature.   

Other duties are to include but not limited to, the day to day operations and activities of the Community Youth Centers, including monitoring youth, assisting with activities, scheduling, transporting, and other duties assigned by the Lead Youth Coordinator.

Physical requirements:

The Youth Center Cook role may be physically demanding.  Candidates should be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be able to stand for extended period of time. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To prepare meals and snacks for youth utilizing the SSFP or CACFP;
  • Assist when needed in preparing the menu;
  • Help keep the required paperwork/reports in order;
  • Must comply with the menu and it’s requirements for healthy meals and proportion sizes;
  • Cleaning and sanitizing meal preparation area and meal service areas;
  • Maintaining an inventory and preparing food orders;
  • When necessary need to ensure safety and wellbeing of youth; serve as a leader and role-model; documentation and report in writing of incidents and or accidents;
  • Deliver meals to each site by their specific lunch time;
  • Transport food in a safe and sanitary manner following all regulations for food temperature;
  • Performs other work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans;
  • Ability to be flexible and capable of working in rapid changing environment;
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with members of the public and with co-workers;
  • Ability to practice tact, courtesy and discretion;
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Acquire required training such as Mandatory reporting, CPR/1st Aid, Food Handlers, HIV/AIDS, Blood Bourne Pathogens and others as determined necessary.


  • Experience in meal preparation is preferred.
  • Experience with National School & Lunch Programs is preferred.
  • Experience with menu and production records is preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have knowledge of meal preparation;
  • Have previous experience working with Native American clientele and understand the cultural needs;
  • Background check is required; must be able to pass Federal background check
  • Must be able to handle minimal to extreme physical activity at any given time;
  • Must be able to work well within a team network;
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License, with good driving record and be Tribally insurable.
  • Must have a minimum of seven years licensed driving experience in order to transport youth.
  • Must have a food handler’s card.
  • Must have or able to obtain the following certifications within four  weeks of hire; CPR, and First Aid, Food Handlers Card, HIV/AIDS and Blood Bourne Pathogens training; SFSP and CACFP food programs.
  • Must be a positive role model for the youth.


Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA  99040

Or at    

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

Phone: (509) 458-6583, or (509) 458-6527  Fax: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:, or  

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

By 4:30 pm The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants may be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period