The Actors Fund
The Award winning Actors Fund Home, recently named one of the best Nursing Homes by US News and World Report, in Englewood, NJ, seeks a Full Time Cook to prepare and serve meals.RESPONSIBILITIES The Full Time Cook will:Prepare and serve meals for residents and staffDetermine food and supplies needed for daily menus. Obtaining supplies in time for adequate production· Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved· Assists in scheduled cleaning duties following established sanitary standards· Assists in supervising dietary functions and personnel in absence of supervisor, if directedREQUIREMENTS The Cook will have a high school diploma or equivalent, MUST be Serv Safe Certified, and has a satisfactory knowledge in institutional cooking, preferably in a healthcare setting.The ideal candidate will also have: Ability to read, write and comprehend English, follow verbal and written instructions, make simple calculations, and maintain required records as necessaryBe able to work in cooperation with other staff membersMust be able to lift various carton weights to maximum of 40 lbsAn understanding of, affection for, and a desire to work with the aging ABOUT THIS POSITIONThis is a full-time hourly position based at The Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. The schedule for this position will be from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm or 10:30 am to 7:00 pm with rotating days and every other weekend off. The successful candidate must be able to cover assigned shifts on a regular basis, including holidays, and should be available to cover vacations\/call outs of other cooks on occasion.TO APPLYClick on the APPLY button at the top of the page. A complete application will include a resume and cover letter. ABOUT THE ACTORS FUNDThe Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit
The Actors Fund
Website : http://www.actorsfund.org/
During the late 1800’s, the United States was still recovering from the devastating effects of the Civil War. Although the theater business was booming, the theatrical profession suffered a tremendous setback when President Lincoln was assassinated by an actor, John Wilkes Booth. Prejudices against the profession existed prior to that time, but Lincoln’s death rekindled the old hatreds and added more fuel to the fire. Because of their low standing, members of the profession were regularly denied charity from most institutions, including many religious organizations. It was not unusual for them to be refused a decent burial. In 1879, a new theatrical paper - the New York Dramatic Mirror - arrived on the scene. A young NYU freshman, Harrison Grey Fiske, submitted an article and soon after was writing regularly for the paper. When one third of the Mirror’s stock became available, his father bought it and Fiske became the paper’s editor. Knowing the critical problems facing the profession he immediately began a campaign for an “Actors Fund”. Thanks to Fiske’s persistence and foresight, The Actors Fund was founded on June 8, 1882.