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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Food Service Worker - Part-time in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are:

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 10,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 30 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

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Job Summary:

This position requires assisting with meal preparation, food service to patients as well as cleans up while following safety and sanitation codes. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and within a team environment.

Hours:  Part-time; 25 hours per week, Sunday/Monday 2pm-7pm, Thursday 6:30am-2pm, Saturday 6am-2:30pm


  • Assist in meal preparation and plating of food

    •     Service of meals to patients

    •     Sanitation and cleaning of pots, pans, dishes, flatware, and equipment

    •     Cleaning of the dining area

    •     Removal of trash, crates, and boxes

    •     Stocking shelves

    •     Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Previous kitchen/food preparation experience strongly preferred

    •     Interest in working with an underserved population

    •     Basic reading and writing in English

    •     Able to bend and stoop

    •     Able to stand for long periods of time

    •     Able to lift 50 lbs.

    Compensation and Benefits:

  • The compensation starts at $22.00 per hour and increases based on years of experience.

  • BHCHP full time employees are eligible for our competitive time off policy of 4 weeks’ vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, 403B retirement savings plan and employer retirement contribution, and pre-tax MBTA pass program with 40% discount. In addition, eligible employees will receive yearly increases, additional compensation of seven thousand five hundred dollars  added to your base hiring rate for demonstrated bilingual proficiency and the opportunity to work with local hospitals and community health centers.

    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

    Covid-19 Vaccination: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is optional for employment. Candidates who are offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination if they choose to.

Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.

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