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Marklund Cook (Part-Time) in Elgin, Illinois

Job Descriptions:

Marklund in Elgin is hiring a Part-Time Cook!

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others and be appreciated for what you do?

Join us in making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities and love your job!

Marklund is seeking a highly motivated and mission-centered Part-TimeCook. This position has a schedule of 1st Week: Sunday 12pm-6pm, Friday 12:30pm-6:30pm, Saturday 5am-1pm and second week: Sunday 5am-1pm, Wednesday 12:30-6:30pm, and Saturday 12:30-6:30 pm. This position is located at the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin, IL (formerly named “Little Angels”).

Who We Are:

Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. With three residential locations – the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin, it is currently home to nearly 174 clients. It is a Day School offering Multi-Needs and Life Skills programs for children and young adults with multiple medical needs, and those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. It is a skilled nursing unit for medically fragile children and adults, and a developmental training center for adults who need assistance in managing their disabilities.

Marklund provides a rich culture where everything we do contributes to our mission of “making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.” Each and every employee’s job contributes to Marklund’s vision of a happy, safe purpose-filled life for every individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is integral to enhancing the lives of the individuals we serve. As part of our private, not-for-profit network of services, you will learn what it’s like to have the individuals we serve not only change your career, but also change your life.

Apply today!


Essential Job Functions (include but are not limited to):

  • Prepares high quality meals following recipes, portion controls, presentation specifications and client therapeutic diets

  • Assists in kitchen as needed

  • Please note that this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

We care about your safety! At Marklund, we follow Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines and take necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC to keep our facilities safe including:

  • Daily temperature checks and screenings for everyone who enters any one of our buildings

  • Social distancing and wearing masks

  • Providing direct care staff with PPE

  • Regular cleaning of frequently used objects

Required Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess current Illinois Department of Public Health Foodservice Sanitation Certificate

  • Cooking experience

  • High School Diploma

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff & clients and read/write English

  • Some experience in food preparation desired, experience with pureed foods a plus

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job and to meet its functional and environmental requirements

Keyword: food service

From: Marklund