Performs a variety of dining service functions in serving and maintaining clean, sanitary and organized conditions of dining areas, facilities and equipment. May assist is some aspects of food preparation. Upholds the philosophy, core values and goals of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that âOlder Adults Live Life to the Fullestâ.
Perform defined work routines, using various dining service utensils, supplies and equipment as assigned by the Dining Services Director.
Assists with any and all aspects for dining service set-up, including preparing beverages, salads and desserts and other food items as instructed and in accordance with recipes, and assistance at catering events. Ensure all foods are served at proper temperatures and on time.
Assists with dining room set up including setting tables, stocking buffets and serving residents.
Assist with any and all aspects of clean-up to ensure all dining service areas are maintained in accordance with policies and standards by completing daily cleaning duties, busing tables, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming, washing dishes, removing trash, stocking and storing items correctly and keeping all dining service work areas clean.
Assist in receiving and storing food and supplies.
Follow all safety procedures and protocol as mandated by LSS policy, federal and state regulations and standard food handling practice and report all hazardous conditions, defective equipment and accidents or incidents to the supervisor immediately.
Follow infection control procedures, including proper hand washing, food storage, food disposal and wearing protective clothing and equipment when handling waste and cleaning agents.
Be knowledgeable of Federal, State, and Facilityâs rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Stays active and current with educational programs and meetings.
Perform other department duties or special assignments as directed by the Dining Services Director or designee.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- High School diploma or GED desired or in process, must be 16 years of age.
- Previous dining service experience is desirable.
- Ability to read, understands and follows recipe instructions, diet orders, resident preference cards, and work assignments.
- This position will show a willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruptions.
- Must be patient and tolerant toward staff, residents, and family members.
- Must have or be willing to receive a hepatitis A vaccine prior to beginning work.
Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) requires drivers of licensed company vehicles and those using their own vehicles for business purposes have the appropriate driverâs license, insurance coverage, and meet the auto liability carrierâs driverâs criteria.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The physical activities and demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.
The Dining Services Associate stands and walks intermittently throughout the working day, as well as reaches, stoops, bends, lifts, carries, and manipulates various food products, dietary supplies and equipment. The Dining Services Associate must have an ability to work with chemicals and cleaning agents. Must be able to withstand exposure to temperature and humidity changes as in entering refrigerated storage areas, working at ovens, ranges, dish-washing machines, and at steam tables. This employee must be free from infections or diseases.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by LSS in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Day/Evening Shift (United States of America)
Outline Of Food Preparation