Under the direction of the Ancillary Services Director, the cook ensures that meals and nourishment prepared for the residents, staff and visitors provide a well-balanced diet of good quality food in sufficient quantity to meet the nutritional needs of the residents and the kitchen sanitation is maintained so as to provide for the safe delivery of food and nourishment to the residents. 35 hours weekly, Wednesday – Saturday.

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:  The cook meets with the Ancillary Services Director to review menu plans, food inventories, meal preparation, and kitchen sanitation on a regular basis.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum:  Some high school courses, good mathematical skills.  One year experience involving volume cooking.  Neat in work habits and good personal hygiene.  Able to take direction and work well with others.  Must possess mature and receptive attitude toward children.  Ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred:  Vocational training in food preparation.  Understanding of basic nutritional guidelines.

 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Knowledge of basic food preparation, kitchen sanitation and operation of standard kitchen equipment.  Must posses or obtain Washington State Food Handlers card.  The position requires long periods of standing, some heavy lifting, capability of working evenings, weekends and beyond regularly scheduled hours, and interaction with psychiatrically impaired children and adolescents. Must possess valid drivers license. Must comply with Washington State Covid vaccine mandate requirements. 




The Recreation Counselor has responsibility for planning and facilitating recreational activities for residents and functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team of staff. This individual participates in various group and individual activities with residents and is actively involved in the various staff assignments that establish and maintain the therapeutic milieu on a daily basis. 30 hours weekly, Friday – Tuesday.

SUPERVISED BY:  Ancillary Services Director 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: The Recreation Counselor meets on a regular basis with the Ancillary Services Director. Other meetings also occur on an as-needed basis with the Therapy Director. 




Minimum:  Bachelor’s degree in recreation, behavioral science or a related field.  Agency Affiliated Counselor with the State of Washington. Ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Preferred:  Course work in recreational therapy, child/adolescent development, mental health, or related areas. Experience working with children/adolescents in a residential setting. 

Requires a valid drivers license. 

Must pass a Washington State background check.



Abides by all Tamarack Center Policies and Procedures. The participation in the use of manual restraint and seclusion may be necessary. Must comply with Washington State Covid vaccine mandate requirements.



Title: On Call Primary Residential Counselor

Tamarack Center, a residential psychiatric treatment center for adolescents, is seeking applicants for on-call Primary Residential Counselors. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or related field and eligibility to be an Agency Affiliated Counselor with the State of Washington.  Preferred: Experience working with emotionally disturbed adolescents.

Wage:  $25/hour.  No benefits offered. Must pass a WSP criminal background check and possess a valid driver’s license.

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