Senior Center Kitchen Assistant

Employee Types and Locations:

  • Citadel Senior Center, part-time, 20 hours per week, 2808 SE 44th, OKC 73129
  • Warr Acres Senior Center, two part-time positions available, 20 hrs/wk and 15 hrs/wk, 4301 N. Ann Arbor, OKC 73122

Education: Minimum qualification for this position is a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Licenses and Certifications: Food Handlers License

Experience: One year experience working in a kitchen or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Contact Information:  Applications will be accepted Monday-Friday 10am-3pm at The Salvation Army 1001 N. Pennsylvania, OKC, OK 73107 or email resume to Lisa Sydnor, Senior Programs Manager, at


  • Assists in the preparation and serving of meals, snacks and beverages to the participant of the Senior Center.
  • Prepares and serves food items in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods
  • Serves meals ensuring appropriate proportions are provided; prepares plates for persons requiring additional assistance.
  • Washes, dries, and stores pots, pans, plates, glasses, cups, bowls, and utensils; gathers and prepares items that are to be returned to RSK ensuring that all are properly washed and ready for pick up the following day.
  • Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, kitchen appliances and condiment holders
  • Sweeps and mops kitchen and dining room floors.
  • Cleans refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, coffee makers, stoves, and ovens.
  • Stocks foods, beverages, and supplies in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Empties trash cans.
  • Performs all kitchen work in accordance with health regulations as it relates to food preparation, food serving and storage.
  • Maintains orderly freezer and walk-in storage unit.  Clean and defrost as needed.
  • Stores, refrigerates, and freezes foods in a safe and economical manner; monitors expiration dates on all foods ensuring proper disposal of food with expired dates.
  • Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures all kitchen personnel and volunteers practice proper personal hygiene; ensures compliance with health regulations.
  • Coordinates with the Senior Center Coordinator for needed supplies.
  • Assists in monitoring work of volunteers working in the kitchen.

Special Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.
  • Knowledge of cleaning practices, methods, and techniques.
  • Ability to prepare nutritional, tasteful and safe food for large groups in a timely manner.
  • Ability to wash dishes and kitchen appliances.
  • Ability to properly clean kitchen and dining area.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.
  • Ability to cook, taste, and smell food.