Cook/ Direct Support Professional- Living Resources

Relevant CTE Program:


Job Description:

Cook/Direct Support Professional – Group Home Capital Region (Albany/Rensselaer/Schenectady/Saratoga Counties), NY Living Resources is a non-profit human services agency. Our core purpose is to support and empower individuals with disabilities or other life-challenging conditions to live with dignity, independence, and happiness. Living Resources works with, and for, families by providing peace of mind. All employees are to be respectful and supportive of families. We are working with them as partners, providing care and services. Our Values: Inclusive, Change Embracer or Innovator, Mentor, Personal growth, Self-determination and Teamwork/Collaboration We are looking for people who are: Compassionate while caring/supporting others Kind hearted Patient Team Player Adaptable with changing work days Reliable and attentive Eager to learn and grow Job Content: Meal preparation in accordance with prescribed diets and consistencies in accordance to the planned menu. Communicate any dietary concerns/information to the dietitian as needed. Shopping for food and supplies as needed and maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary kitchen and dining area, which includes kitchen equipment, in accordance with the agency standards and regulations. Additionally, the Cook will be responsible for maintaining a clean and organized pantry/food storage area. Other duties may include inventory checks, attending meetings and trainings as needed and menu planning. The Cook will be assigned a minimal amount of personal care responsibilities , but may need to play a greater role if program is short-staffed. On average, the Cook with spend approximately 75% of the scheduled shift engaged in meal preparation and 25% with Direct Support Professional responsibilities.

Company Name:

Living Resources

Application Deadline:

Not stated


Lisa A. Razanousky Senior Recruiter Living Resources Corporation Cell: 518-429-8141 Office: 518-218-0000

Skills Needed:

The candidate should have some cooking experience and organizational skills. The ability to learn, follow a menu and work independently is also required. The candidate needs to be a self-starter, able to create a menu and shop accordingly within the budget. Experience working with people with disabilities is a plus. High School Diploma/GED is required. Proof will need to be provided prior to employment. Valid NYS Driver’s license is required.

Age Requirement:


Certification Or Education Required:

High School Diploma/GED is required. Proof will need to be provided prior to employment. Valid NYS Driver’s license is required

Hourly Wage:

$17.25 - $18.25/hour


We offer great benefits including Health (we cover 100% of deductible costs for Health Insurance), Dental & Vision insurance, Health Reimbursement accounts, Payment in lieu of Health insurance, Tuition Assistance and Retirement programs. We have paid training and opportunities to advance!


Shifts: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm in Albany County. Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm in Rensselaer County.

Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time