Kitchen Support Staff, Springfield

CSO is looking for Kitchen Support Staff for Friends of the Homeless in Springfield.

Kitchen Support Staff are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen.  They wash dishes, may assist Kitchen Manager or Assistant prepare/plate guest meals, assist other food service staff as necessary and perform a schedule of organizational and cleaning duties.


  • Wash breakfast, lunch and/or dinner dishes, other dishes throughout the shift.
  • Mop, accomplish a schedule of tasks that promote kitchen cleanliness and organization and assist other food service staff as needed.
  • Kitchen support may also be responsible for assisting the Kitchen Manager or Assistant in the preparation of meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) for approximately 150 guests per meal served daily from the kitchen.
  • May assist volunteer food groups with food preparation and service.


High School diploma or GED.  Experience in food service program a plus. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one-or-two step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.  Ability to maintain boundaries and consistently carry out shelter procedures while treating guests with respect.  Ability to be self-directed, organized and set priorities when working independently in the kitchen. ServSafe certificate required or must be obtained within 90 days of hire.

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)


We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a 403B retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances at group rates, including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts. Our work environment is flexible and supportive, with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across departments, programs and locations. 

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From our early days as a child guidance clinic, we have expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families over the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey. EOE/AA