For Adults who are Blind

Description: Responsibilities include serving food; assuring that the work area is clean, neat and orderly; preparing food items such as
desserts, salads, sandwiches, and beverages; operating a dishwasher, etc.

Compensation: $15 – $16 per hour, depending on skills and experience. Friedman Place
provides very generous benefits including 20 paid days off plus 6 paid holidays annually to
new full-time employees; heavily subsidized health insurance (employees pay $23.08 per
pay period for PPO and $6.92 for HMO); retirement contributions (after 2 years);
educational and licensure reimbursement; discounts on products and services; subsidy for
gym membership, flexible spending account, discounted meals, etc.

Full-time schedule is M-F 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Primary Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent preferred.


  • At least one-year experience in food service preferred.


  • A Food Handler License or obtain within the first 30 days of employment


  • Ability to perform each of the essential position functions


  • Ability to operate all kitchen equipment


  • Able to be on one’s feet for extended periods.


  • Ability to twist, turn, bend, stand, climb stairs and lift up to 30 pounds as required to
    perform the duties associated with this job.



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Located on the northwest side of Chicago, Friedman Place is a nonprofit residential community that serves adults aged 22 and up who are disabled and blind or visually impaired. Each resident lives in his or her own apartment – there are 80 in the building – with a full bathroom and kitchenette. The building is specially designed for people who are blind or visually impaired and staff are specially trained. Other programs include Navigator, which provides case management and support to people who are blind or visually impaired throughout Illinois and Rent Assistance, which provides financial support to people in Cook County. The agency has 65 employees and 100 volunteers and is led by a board of directors.

Friedman Place, 5527 N Maplewood Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 ~ 773.989.9800 ~ Please “like” us

September 2021