Food Service Worker – FT & PT – $16.00 starting pay!
A food and nutrition services position with responsibility for maintaining and following client and resident diet cards, food preparation cleaning, dishwashing, food serving, storeroom and other related food service tasks.
Assists in the portioning of meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, salads, desserts, bakery, juices and nourishments.
Dishes up food for client tray line and resident households and serves food adhering to standardized portions and menu.
Maintains proper temperature and handling of both hot and cold foods. Tests food by tasting, smelling and obtaining temperature to determine completeness, while portioning food for individual servings and preparing or directing distribution of food to tray line.
Follows established menus and therapeutic diets, making and documenting changes with the Dietitian’s direction.
Scrapes, rinses racks and washes dishes, utensils, pots and pans, mechanically and manually.
Cleans and sanitizes food service equipment, dining room tables and chairs.
Removes garbage from the department. Sweeps and mops dining rooms and department floors.
Maintains safety, sanitation, care and order of work areas and equipment, including the storeroom, coolers and freezers. Reports repair and maintenance needs to supervisor.
Maintains designated quality assurance monitoring for work area.
Receives deliveries by checking food and material goods against specification, purchase order and invoices.
Stocks shelves and floor stock.
Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.
Relates to patients and residents when appropriate in a therapeutic manner.
Assists with training of new staff.
Completes and maintains necessary departmental documentation according to applicable requirements, codes and policies.
Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
High school diploma, or enrollment in high school or GED program with passing grades in current classes; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications:
ServSafe certification preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of working with food service equipment and food preparation tasks.
Knowledge of hygiene and sanitary regulations governing the handling, preparation and serving of food.
Knowledge of safety hazards while working with kitchen equipment and chemicals in the work environment.
Knowledge of standard measurements.
Ability to interact with clients and residents in a therapeutic manner.
Ability to organize and plan activities.
Ability to understand and carry out policies and procedures.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, residents, the public and staff.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain the confidential nature of patient/resident and business information.
Ability to meet time schedules.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.