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Position:Manager, Food and Nutritional Services
Type:EMP Employee
Reports To:Assistant Director

Streetwork Project is an innovative outreach-counseling program for homeless youth in Manhattan, which utilizes a harm reduction approach.  Services include counseling, HIV prevention case management, peer education and outreach, drop-in center, support groups, needle exchange, acupuncture, mental health services, legal and medical care.  For the majority of our clients, proving food in a loving and nurturing environment serves as a vital tool in fostering trust and engagement.  Since many of the youth we serve are street-involved, providing consistent and nutritious food assists in their stabilization and ensures that they are eating healthy as they recover from trauma, abuse and life on the streets.


  • Prepare,      cook and serve 80-100 lunches a day, for a 5 day per week operation, that      are culturally appropriate and nutritionally sound;
  • Prepare      and cook all meals for group, outreach and special events;
  • Prepare      and distribute food pantries;
  • Order      and properly inventory all food and other supplies necessary for kitchen      operations;
  • Support      Assistant Director in the management of a food budget by providing      projections and monitor expenditures on a monthly bases;
  • Generate      and maintain statistical records used to track service targets;
  • Collaborate      with the Director, who is responsible for developing and maintaining      effective grant-management tools for monitoring the Hunger Prevention and      Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) contract, to be used for submitting      funding reports, funding proposals, and informing key staff of important      program issues;
  • Coordinate      and monitor volunteer assistance in meal preparation and food service for      clients, as needed;
  • Facilitate      monthly client group on meal preparation as part of an interactive demonstration      project to help clients prepare healthy meals for themselves and their      children;
  • Maintain      logs on all maintenance required on equipment within the kitchen area and      perform preventative maintenance checks including our fire suppression      system;
  • Ensures      that the site is properly certified and our kitchen follows all rules,      regulation and policies of the New York City Department of Health and      Mental Hygiene.

 Secondary Job Functions:

  • Participate      at staff trainings, meetings, and group process workshops;
  • Facilitate      monthly focus groups with clients to enhance our food services      programming;
  • Network      and establish contacts within the larger hunger prevention community;




Required skills:

  • Experience with GLBTQ, homeless and street-involved youth populations;
  • Knowledge of NYS Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program;
  • Knowledge of NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Food Protection and Safety rules and regulations;
  • Spanish-speaking skills are preferred;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills;



  • High School Diploma and;
  • Three to five years of  relevant work experience working with at-risk/homeless adolescents in a harm reduction program or;
  • 3 years high-quality work demonstrated at Streetwork Project
  • Certification in Food Handling from NYC DOHMH;
  • Serve Safe Certification

 All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance. 

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes,  sexual orientations, national origins, and  disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.

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Education:High School Degree / G.E.D.
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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