• Title: Food Services Cook

• Type: Full Time (4-day workweek, 32 hours)

• Work Model: Onsite

• Hourly Wage: $21.50 – $24.73

• Competitive Vacation & Benefits Package Details Below!


Addictions Recovery Center, Inc (ARC) in Medford, Oregon is a behavioral health agency providing a trauma-informed, comprehensive continuum of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorder treatment services in Southern Oregon. We are seeking a full-time, skilled, and compassionate Food Services Cook to join our team and support our mission by fostering healing and recovery through nutritious and comforting meals.

ARC’s Food Service Cooks play a crucial role in the overall well-being of our clients by preparing meals that promote health, healing, and stability. They work closely with our food services team to create balanced menus and ensure that dietary needs and restrictions are met with sensitivity and understanding. ARC’s Food Service Cooks also support the treatment process by aiding in the repair of physical damage caused by substance use, which can positively impact the likelihood of one’s long-term recovery.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Preparing and cooking meals in accordance with established menus and dietary guidelines, ensuring that all meals are nutritious, flavorful, and visually appealing
  • Accommodating special dietary needs and restrictions, including food allergies, intolerances, and preferences, with empathy and attention to detail
  • Maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment, including proper storage of food items, utensils, and equipment, in compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Collaborating with our food services team to develop and modify menus based on resident feedback, seasonal availability, and nutritional best practices
  • Supporting a positive and supportive dining atmosphere by interacting with residents in a respectful and compassionate manner
  • Adhering to food safety and sanitation standards at all times, including proper handling, storage, and disposal of food items

This position is generally scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

ARC is an anti-harassment and anti-racism agency. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining a professional, safe, and welcoming environment for all staff and clients.


Education, Credentials and Skills should include:

  • A current Food Handlers card or ability to obtain prior to start date
  • Proven experience as a cook in a similar setting, with a strong understanding of dietary requirements and restrictions
  • Knowledge of nutrition principles and their application to meal planning and preparation
  • Empathy, patience, and excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with individuals in recovery
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining a focus on quality and safety
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed


Compensation and benefits include:

  • Most ARC employees are scheduled four-days a week to support their ability to maintain a healthy work and life balance; medical and sobering positions are scheduled to work three days a week
  • Starting wage for a Food Services Cook ranging from $21.50 – $24.73 hourly, depending on credentials, skills, and experience
  • Three (3) to six (6) weeks of Vacation accrued per year, based upon years of service
  • Sick time is accrued for all employees based on regularly scheduled hours
  • Ten (10) Paid Holidays each year: New Year’s, MLK Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Additional benefits include:

  • Medical and Dental Health Coverage and a minimum $50,000 Basic Life & AD/D with no premium cost for employee coverage
  • $6,000 per year Deductible Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits including Vision Coverage, Critical Illness & Accident Coverage, Guarantee Issue Supplemental Life Insurance at group premium rates, and Pet Insurance Discount
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Employer Match and immediate vesting
  • Assistance with work-related licensure/certification fees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Reduced cost Mercy Flights ambulance household membership
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness and HRSA SUD Student Loan Repayment


Addictions Recovery Center, Inc. is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff and clients by maintaining a drug-free workplace. Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen, including a screening for medical and recreational marijuana. All inquiries confidential. Open until filled.

Please submit a complete resume and cover letter that briefly shares how you are qualified and why you are applying for this position. To apply online, fill out the form and attach a resume below. You may also submit your cover letter and resume by emailing

Don’t miss out on this opportunity – apply today!

Addictions Recovery Center, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

LGBTQIA2S+ applicants are encouraged to apply 🏳️‍🌈.

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