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Part Time Meals Program Assistant
Job Code:21-10012
Reports to:Kitchen Manager
Position Status:On Call Employee
Home Site:Angeline's Day Center
Location:2030 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

YWCA Angeline’s Center for Homeless Women supports this mission by providing day and overnight shelter plus supportive services for homeless and formerly homeless women. YWCA Angeline’s offers nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinner for up to 150 women at each meal time.  The On-Call Meals Program Assistant helps to prepare and serve meals, to wash dishes and do on-going clean-up.

In accordance with COVID-19 safety practices, YWCA has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, and all new hires need to be fully vaccinated prior to their first day of employment.  YWCA considers a new hire “fully vaccinated” when at least two weeks have passed after the date the employee received:

  •    A second dose in a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or 

  •    A single-dose vaccine, such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


Food Preparation

  • Able to create and cook meals independently
  • Assists in prepping and contribute meal ideas
  • Keeps food prep and serving areas clean and organized

Meal Service

  • Prepares dining room for service including condiment table
  • Plates individual servings and does meal count
  • Offers meals in a friendly and welcoming way


  • Maintains kitchen and dining room in a clean and organized condition that meets health and safety standards
  • Helps keep surfaces clean and organized continually
  • Wheels dirty bus cart to kitchen and replaces with clean cart in dining room
  • Sprays food off of dirty dishes/pots and loads into dishwasher rack
  • Runs dishwasher and allows clean dishes/pots to air dry before storing
  • Puts dishes and pots away
  • Organize dry storage area and keep freezer and walk-in items rotated weekly
  • Assist in keeping dry storage cage in basement organized


  • Unload large amounts of food and supplies and organizes area
  • Assists in training client and community volunteers in safe food handling
  • Assists in supervising client and community volunteers, knowledge of homelessness, and our YWCA values and mission
  • Assist in donation pick-up from local businesses
  • Flexible hours and weekends
  •  Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  •  Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
  •  Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies and procedures; and actively participate in the agency’s Emergency Preparedness program and activities 
  • This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned?  


Qualifications & Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrated ability in safe food handling
  • Current Food Handlers’ Card
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to diversity, including sensitivity to the needs of volunteers, clients and  staff from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team and to make sound judgments without on-site supervision
  • Ability to lift and carry loads of up to 50 pounds
  • Valid WA State Drivers License or equivalent
  • Any combination of skills and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform this job effectively
  • Core Competencies: Attention to Detail, Communication (Open), Customer Service, Continuous Learning, Caring, Fostering Diversity, and Race & Social Justice Advocacy

     Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of meal preparation and cooking experience for large groups
  • Experience with commercial kitchen equipment (e.g., dishwasher, steamer trays, stove)
  • Experience related to homelessness, mental health and substance abuse
  • Knowledge and skills of basic computer competencies such as emailing, calendaring, entry-level data entry and familiarity with Microsoft Office products


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

  • All positions at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish are exposed to clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms including but not limited to: domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, financial hardship, etc.  As a result, staff are at risk of secondary trauma. Employees are encouraged to seek external support and maintain self-care when working indirectly or directly with clients

  • Repetitively uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping and reaching in using food, cleaning supplies and serving utensils.

  • Frequently lifts and carries loads weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Employee in this position will be required to bend, reach, walk and stand for extended periods.

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

Hours, Rate & Benefits:
• Hourly rate: $16.69-$DOE
• Hours per week: On-Call, 16hrs per week
• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt.
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.