Current Openings:

Cook

Care and Share Cook Job Description

This is a full-time position, although Care and Share will consider part time applicants for this position at
applicants’ request. Days and Hours of work are generally Monday-Friday, 10:00 am til 6:30 pm. Pay rate
is $16 - $18 per hour depending on experience.
How to Apply:
Applications may be sent by email to careandsharecrookston@gmail.com, by mail to Care and Share of
Crookston, 220 E Third St., Crookston, MN 56716 or through a job board if posting is seen there.
Performance Expectations:
In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the
following:
 Maintain confidentiality
 Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the organization.
 Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful manner with residents, employees, community,
visitors, and vendors.
 Comply with the organization’s policies and procedures.
 Display respect and understanding of the organization’s philosophy and values.
Position Purpose:
The Care and Share mission is to provide temporary housing and meals for adults and families who are
homeless; as well as provide support and services to assist them to re-enter their chosen community in
their own residence.
The Care and Share cook prepares meals for residents, the general public and employees. Meals are
served at Noon and 6:00 pm, seven days a week, in the Care and Share dining room or provided in take
away containers. Additionally, the cook coordinates food orders with the food shelf and the Director and
assists the food shelf during food shelf hours.
Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Be Servsafe certified or able to be certified
2. Prepare and present nutritional balanced free meals for residents and for community guests to
be served at noon and 6:00 pm daily Monday through Friday
3. Prepare in advance two meals per day that can be served on the weekend
4. Keep a count of number of meals served and report to the Director
5. Utilize food purchased from local Food Bank supplemented by donations and limited purchases
from local grocers
6. Check quality and freshness to ensure safe meals are provided
7. Follow recipes, including measuring, weighing, and mixing ingredients

8. Operate kitchen cooking equipment such as stove, broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and cookers
9. Bake, grill, steam and boil meats, vegetables, poultry and other foods
10. Maintain a clean and safe work area, including handling utensils, equipment and dishes
11. Handle and store ingredients and foods safely
12. Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment and utensils
13. Maintain monthly inventory count and give to Director
14. Coordinate with the Director for kitchen food ordering and food shelf food ordering
15. Assist at food shelf during open food shelf hours (currently 6 hours a week)
16. Clean and/or supervise cleaning of kitchen, dishes and cutlery, dining room, freezers, food
storage areas and all areas related to food service at Care and Share so as to meet the standards
of State Inspectors
17. Supervise food storage to meet USDA and Department of Health regulations
Requirements:
1. Minimum high school diploma or GED
2. Experience as a cook in restaurants or institutions or other facilities that serve groups
3. Ability to accurately read recipes, food instruction, cooking equipment manuals
4. Maintain knowledge of safe food preparation and storage
5. Interpersonal skills to interact with others such as meal guests, co-workers and Director
6. Organizational skills to maintain an organized kitchen and work area
7. Manual dexterity and hand eye coordination to handle cooking tools and utensils, for example
knife techniques for chopping, slicing, cutting, and dicing
8. Ability to lift 25 lbs. occasionally
9. Ability to stand in one place for up to 2 hours at a time

Care and Share of Crookston, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination
based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation,
socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Case Manager

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This is a full-time position, although part time will be considered at applicants request. Days and Hours
of work are generally Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
How to Apply:
Applications may be sent by email to careandsharecrookston@gmail.com, by mail to Care and Share of
Crookston, 220 E Third St., Crookston, MN 56716 or through a job board if posting is seen there.
Performance Expectations
In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the
following:
 Maintain confidentiality to the fullest extent.
 Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the organization.
 Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful manner with residents, employees,
community, visitors, and vendors.
 Comply with the organization’s policies and procedures.
 Display respect and understanding of the organization’s philosophy and values.
Position Purpose:
The Care and Share mission is to provide temporary housing and meals for adults and families who are
homeless; as well as provide support and services to assist them to re-enter their chosen community in
their own residence.
Care and Share Case Managers provide case management services to Care and Share residents to
support them in their search for permanent housing. Services are designed to provide an opportunity
for the resident to obtain greater self-sufficiency. Services include: resident advocacy, identifying
resident personal goals, guidance and assistance with strategies to achieve resident goals, and, referrals
to appropriate agencies and community resources in support of meeting resident goals.
Responsibilities:
 Abide by and comply with the rules of confidentiality, Data Privacy Act, mandatory reporting
laws, HIPPA requirements, social work ethics and organizational policies and procedures.
 Conduct intake and detailed assessment of prospective program participants.
 Assist residents to identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
 Report and log activities and update essential occurrences.
o Applying for benefits
o Applying for identification documents
o Receiving referrals to appropriate services
o Identifying housing opportunities
o Contacting prospective housing options for availability and information
o Assisting residents with housing applications and paperwork
o Identifying employment opportunities

o Other relevant activities and events
 Establish supportive relationships with residents while adhering to appropriate boundaries.
Support resident actions and activities that promote housing stability.
 Act as an advocate for residents as appropriate when requested by a resident while maintaining
a commitment to empower residents to solve their own problems.
 Input data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in a timely manner for
reporting and funding purposes.
 Develop and maintain working relationships with other agencies that provide services to
residents.
 Address resident noncompliance with housing program rules and guidelines to uphold a safe
and supportive housing environment.
 Work closely within the Case Management team to ensure productivity while accepting referrals
and maintaining a case load that reflects the number of residents Care and Share can serve at a
given time.
 Identify when crisis assistance is needed by a resident or prospective resident and make the
appropriate referral for crisis services.
 Assist in the safe evacuation of all persons during an emergency or disaster situation.
 Attend meetings, trainings, conferences related to fulfilling and elevating the Case Manager
role.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or similar degree/relevant experience required. Minnesota
Licensed Social Worker desired.
2. Previous experience working with individuals who are homeless preferred, including experience
working with issues commonly experienced by individuals who are homeless such as trauma,
mental health concerns and substance abuse.
3. Must have the ability to collaborate within the Case Management team and with other
organizations while advocating for residents seeking housing.
4. Must have the ability to work with a highly diverse adult at- risk population
5. Must have the ability to build rapport with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
6. Must have strong documentation skills
7. Must have or be able to develop knowledge of community resources and service providers in
area counties
8. Must adhere to all organizational and programmatic policies and procedures
9. Must have computer skills sufficient for navigating data base programs and MS Office
10. Ability to utilize social media to support Care and Share’s mission desired
Care and Share of Crookston, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination
based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation,
socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.