Cook/Housekeeper - Longview, WA

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.

If you want to make a difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Some of What You'll Do:

The cook/housekeeper will prep, prepare, and plate meals for our clients in the Wellness and Recovery Center. Serve and prepare meals according following all department of health regulations. Maintain food inventory levels, pick up groceries and properly label and store food. This position is also responsible for cleaning and proper sanitation of dishes, as well as dining areas and kitchen. General unit housekeeping including but not limited to showers, common areas, bathrooms as well as washing and folding laundry. 

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prep, prepare and plate client meals.
  • Track and accommodate clients' dietary restrictions.
  • Log temperatures for each client meal following all DOH regulations.
  • Properly store and label food according to DOH regulations.
  • Clean and sanitize all dishes, dining areas and kitchen.
  • Inventory and order frozen meals and groceries with weekly pick up.
  • Prepare and stock dining rooms with snacks for clients to access.
  • Clean and sanitize client showers after client use.
  • General housekeeping for common client areas and bathrooms.
  • Wash, fold and put away laundry.
  • Clean/sanitize and turnover client rooms upon client discharges.
  • Identify needs not provided by CW staff and report them to the appropriate Therapist
  • Demonstrate skill in working with challenging and vulnerable populations, including those with mental illness.
  • Be helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented.
  • Manage time effectively, including but not limited to planning and being punctual in person and with work performed.
  • Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
  • Build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Be receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and willing to embrace continuous improvement
  • Attend all appropriate staff, organizational, and external meetings as assigned
  • Assist in other programs when assigned by supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned

What We Require:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have or be able to obtain a food handlers card
  • Current Driver's License and active auto insurance

Salary: Starting at $15.84

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.

We offer all permanent full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for the employee and their family
  • Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
  • 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
  • 6.5 sick days per year.
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
  • 2 pay increases in the first year
  • Revenue Share Opportunities


  • Completion of a COVID-19 vaccine/exemption form is required for employment.

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 70 years!