Position:  Cook 
Program:  Residential Living
Employment Type:  Full time –  8 hour shifts
Location:  Assissted living facility in Fairfax, Va
Compensation:  $17.00/hour

Be part of a friendly, supportive team!

Receive hands-on supervision

Learn to communicate with clinical staff regarding nutritional concerns

Assist with food inventory

Learn to communicate effectively with people with severe and persistent mental illness

Get your Northern Virginia Food Manager’s Certification Card

What will you be doing?

You will prepare all meals according to the menu, including special diets prescribed by medical staff. You will assist your supervisor in maintaining the food inventory.  You will assist in food service during meal times and help keep the kitchen and dining room clean and safe. You will be responsible for ensuring the sanitary handling of all food items.

Required Qualifications:

A Northern Virginia Food Manager’s Certification Card and a high degree of empathy toward persons with mental illness.  We will pay for the exam and certification card!

Full time employees at Pathway Homes are offered many fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Health insurance with a Nonstop Wellness Card that offers no copays or deductibles for in-network services and providers
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and Long-term disability insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Flexible spending account for health savings and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employees begin accruing sick and vacation leave on their first day
  • 10 ½ holidays recognized annually plus two floating vacation days

Pathway Homes 

Pathway Homes is dedicated to the ongoing efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our community. We are a nonprofit, community-based organization providing non-time-limited housing and supportive services to adults with severe mental illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse or intellectual disabilities. Our housing programs incorporate a continuum-of-care approach that meet each individual’s needs, where they are, at their unique point on their road to recovery. Case management services focus on helping individuals attain and strengthen the skills needed to manage their mental and physical health, maintain their home, enhance personal relationships, develop healthy life habits, and promote the achievement of personal goals. Pathway Homes has been named to Nonprofit Times’ list of “Best Nonprofits to Work For” in each of the last five years.


If you have a positive attitude, pride in your work, and a passion for helping others, you may be interested in joining our team.


Pathway Homes is an equal opportunity employer.

At Pathway Homes, we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their knowledge, skills, experience, and achievements without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.