Denver, CO
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry/ARTS
Position #00214445 - Requisition 09602

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

This class describes work in food handling and serving or skilled cooking, baking, or meat cutting. This series includes food handling positions and production positions. Food handling positions wash, peel, seed, and cut vegetables, fruits, and garnishes; serve food, weigh and measure portions, or wait tables; arrange tables and decorations; wash dishes and clean and sanitize equipment, work surfaces, and kitchen and dining areas; store food according to safe temperature and handling requirements. Food production positions prepare, season, cook or bake the full range of menu food items; regulate oven and equipment temperatures; measure and mix ingredients; observe and test food quality; plan nutritional menus, determine quantity and order food; cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats; and clean and cut fish and poultry.

Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is looking for a dependable individual to fill our Cook position. ARTS is the clinical program of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. ARTS' mission is to save lives and improve the quality of life and productivity of individuals and families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders through the application of scientifically supported prevention, education, and treatment services.

ARTS seeks to fill a part-time, University Staff, non-classified, position with the possibility of full-time Dining Services III (Cook) position. The Cook will be responsible for following a menu to cook and prepare large quantities of food for daily meals for ARTS' three residential substance abuse programs, Haven (adult women), Peer I (adult men), and Synergy (adolescent boys), which are located on the Ft. Logan campus in Denver, CO. Meal preparation occurs within the residential treatment unit.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

*2 years of experience in institution or cafeteria food service industry or related area.

Conditions of Employment:

*Must be willing and able to work with clients with significant substance use disorders.

*Must be willing and able to project authority with confidence.

*Must be willing and able to work with clients that are at-risk or could have HIV/Hep C infection.

*Must be willing and able to work in a fast-paced, high stress environment.

*Must be able to work a fluctuating schedule

*Must be able to use commercial grade kitchen equipment.

*Must be able to read and prepare food based on recipes.

*Must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs frequently.

*Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).

*Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.

*In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination

Substitution: College or university course work appropriate to the work assignment, may substitute on a year for year basis for the experience

Preferred Qualifications.

*Experience working in a residential addictions treatment program

*Experience developing and preparing menus

*Experience taking inventory, stocking supplies utilizing outside vendors

*Budget experience



*Prior knowledge and experience adhering to food safety guidelines

*Ability to prioritize tasks

*Ability to work effectively with clients and staff

*Excellent verbal communication skills

*Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills

*Outstanding conflict resolution skills

*Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines

*Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse client populations, and uphold professional boundaries at all times.

*Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision

*Ability to learn from client participation, demonstrating fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and show compassion without being ineffectual

*Ability to balance a variety of tasks simultaneously

*Appreciation for food, nutrition, and cooking

*Desire to contribute to the success of the programs

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Menke at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Hospitality

Primary Location: Denver

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: May 18, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Stephanie Menke

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00214445


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