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Project Open Hand provides nutrition services to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications or resumes for positions not currently advertised.

Current Job Openings

Cook II

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Executive Chef
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Light staff/volunteer
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

Project Open Hand has established cooking practices with the objective of providing healthy, medically tailored meals for seniors and those that are sick in our community. Our meals are part of our continuous effort to offer superlative quality food with the highest level of care.
To perform successfully, our employees must not only have the qualifications and abilities to perform each of the essential functions of this position, but also must continually strive to meet or surpass The Project Open Hand objectives and exacting standards.
We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team. An ideal candidate would have relevant experience and be completely available to work all shifts. He or She will have a positive attitude, schedule flexibility, be knowledgeable about food and sanitation practices and will take pride in being a creative and dedicated team member.

Qualifications Required

  • 2+ years of successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team.
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures.
  • Good math Skills as well as written and verbal communication skills to facilitate communications in the kitchen.
  • Learn and complies, consistently, with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Capable of using knives, slicing equipment and other food preparation equipment.
  • Must be flexible to work early mornings, weekends or holidays to meet demands.

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with high volume meal production.
  • HACCP certification.
  • Servsafe certified or current CA food handlers certification.

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Senior Site Coordinator

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
Senior Sites Manager
Job Location:
Senior Sites – locations vary
Benefits:
Yes
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

A Project Open Hand Senior Site Coordinator administers the Senior Lunch Program on location at their assigned site.
This is a great opportunity for the right person to directly engage with and be of service to our community by helping provide thousands of meals to seniors who rely on our program for not only nutrition, but also a safe place to socialize and gather with friends

Qualifications Required

  • Experience working in Human Service Programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience assisting older people, people with mental health issues and substance abuse issues.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager (highly desired).
  • Bilingual Cantonese.

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Bilingual Caseworker, Mandarin/ Cantonese

Department:
Wellness Programs – Client Services
Reports To:
Manager, Wellness Programs
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

The Bilingual Caseworker’s primary responsibilities are to interface with clients, conduct intake interviews for new and returning clients, and assess and verify eligibility for our programs. This involves meeting with clients in our Grocery Center, answering our 800 number and performing administrative tasks. This position works closely with the other 12 members of the Client Services Department in serving clients and making decisions about how services will be administered.
 

Qualifications Required

  • Bilingual (Mandarin/Cantonese)
  • BA in Human Services related field
  • Ability to work as part of a team within a culturally diverse environment
  • Computer literate (MS Office/Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in a social service setting

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience working with clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Facilities Technician

Department:
Infrastructure – Building Services
Reports To:
Director of Building Operations
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Project Open Hand Facilities Technician is an essential position on our Facilities team. This position is responsible for general facilities and equipment maintenance, repairs, and to assist the Facilities Supervisor with projects that move the agency forward.
This is an ideal position for a highly competent, reliable, and engaged facilities professional interested in working in a warm and teamwork oriented environment.
 

Qualifications Required

  • 1+ years’ experience working in a facilities department
  • Advanced knowledge of building maintenance and repairs
  • Must be able to speak and read English to facilitate communication
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Previous kitchen or restaurant equipment (back of the house) experience
     

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Kitchen Administrative Manager

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Executive Chef
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Porters
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

Under the direction of our Executive Chef, the Project Open Hand (POH) Kitchen Administrative Manager is the essential controller of our bustling kitchen. In order to provide the absolute best nutrition and engagement to our community we rely on our Kitchen Administrative Manager to ensure a smooth, energized, and productive work environment in alignment with the agency’s standards and strategic goals.

This position is ideal for a highly organized, conscientious, level-headed, and positive professional kitchen supervisor looking to help develop and nurture a transformative kitchen environment with like-minded peers.

Qualifications Required

  • At least 3 years of direct management of at least 4 people in a fast paced kitchen environment.
  • Have an understanding of and be able to demonstrate HACCP flow chart/critical control points procedures
  • Must possess valid ServSafe certification or, the ability of passing the ServSafe Training Course within 2 months of date of hire.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a culturally diverse kitchen team of staff and volunteers
  • High computer competence with an emphasis on MS Office Suite business programs
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen
  • Sensitivity to the circumstances and needs of people living with critical illness and Seniors
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional nights, weekends, and holidays to meet demands
  • Should be able to work effectively in a traditional kitchen environment that has wet floors, temperature extremes, and loud noise.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift items up to 50 pounds, unassisted, on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and move from place to place in the kitchen.
     

Qualifications Desired

  • HACCP certification
  • Industrial or high volume catering experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish/Tagalog)

 

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

Apply Now

Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Porter I/ Dishwasher

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Kitchen Admin Manager/ PM Prod Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Porter I position will either work an AM or a PM shift as dictated by the available position. The Porter I will work primarily collecting and washing cooking equipment and busing and washing plates, cups and silverware. The secondary function of the position is to complete specific tasks as assigned from the kitchen’s master cleaning list.

Qualifications Required

  • Successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen
     

Qualifications Desired

  • HACCP certification

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

Apply Now

Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

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1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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