The Maples

St. John’s Circle of Care is not only a caring community, but also an energetic and diverse workplace that promotes work & life balance.

We are always on the look out for great talent. View our current job openings below.

St. John’s Circle of Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We employ approximately 150 people in various departments throughout the campus, including nursing, dietary, housekeeping, laundry, therapeutic recreation, plant operations, child daycare, care attendants, and business administration. AA/EOE


The Maples is seeking a head cook to provide nutritious homemade meals for the tenants. This individual must be compassionate, respectful, patient and possess a sincere de­sire to enhance the quality of life for the tenants and their families.

This position is a day-time shift, 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. Works 72 hours per 14-day pay period, including every other weekend and every other holiday.


  • Prepare meals for tenants daily and guests, if needed. Plan and prepare holiday meals, theme day meals and meals for special events.
  • Plans the menu; orders and organizes food supplies for the weekly menu and activity calendar
  • Comply with the Minnesota of Department of Health re­quirements
  • Keep kitchen neat and orderly. Operate kitchen equip­ment safely.
  • Additional responsibilities which safely maintains the daily operations of the kitchen


  • Food Manager Certificate or be able to obtain within six months of hire
  • Strong knowledge of cooking and baking skills
  • Self-motivated; able to prioritize and organize work ef­fectively and efficiently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge with emphasis on Microsoft Word




  • Daytime/evening shift
  • Approximately 24 hours per week with the potential of picking up additional hours
  • Works every other weekend and every other holiday, every other 3-day weekend off


Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 403b and PTO/sick leave.  EOE/AA

Contact: Chrissy Boerboom, The Maples Housing Director at 507-723-3250 for additional questions.

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