Dietary Aide
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Per Diem
Days/Eves

Position Summary

The Dietary Aide creates an enjoyable casual dining experience for residents, staff and visitors and their guests in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*CF indicates Critical Function)

  • Ensures residents have an enjoyable dining experience by providing quality customer service
  • Ensures that all residents receive the proper meals, paying attention to dietary needs of the resident, i.e. prescribed diets, thickened liquids, and specific allergies (*CF)
  • Is responsible for making sure that the food served in the dining room maintains the proper temperature based on the established food temperature guidelines (*CF)
  • Is responsible for making sure all refrigerators, freezers and dishwashers are running at the proper temperatures. Follows the proper corrective action plan if one of these pieces of equipment is out of temp at any time (*CF)
  • Ensures that the kitchenettes on the respective units are stocked with the proper amount of snacks and drinks for residents who might need them outside of regular meal times. Properly labels and dates every item stocked in the kitchenette based on the Department of Health guidelines for holding food (*CF)
  • Ensures that all items left in any kitchen refrigerator or freezer is labeled and dated based on Department of Health guidelines for holding food (*CF)
  • Completes all tasks assigned, according to their designated section. Including, but not limited to taking care of orders for other tables as well as assigned side work (*CF)
  • Ensuring that proper hygiene is followed while serving, to include wearing gloves and washing hands when needed
  • Makes sure the dining room and their section is free of potential hazards to residents, including all walkers and other ambulatory devices (*CF)
  • Follows all emergency procedures and proper evacuation of the dining room
  • Completes all required training and in-services
  • All other duties as assigned

 

 

 

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Possesses basic food handling skills and food safety knowledge
  • Willing to learn and grow while working in a team environment
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance, wearing the appropriate uniform as assigned

Qualifications

  1. High school graduate or HSE preferred
  2. Prior server training and 600 hours of food service experience preferred
  3. Basic computer skills required
  4. Able to write legibly, takes oral and written instruction well
  5. Has demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the elderly or geriatric population

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Possesses basic food handling skills and food safety knowledge
  • Willing to learn and grow while working in a team environment
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance, wearing the appropriate uniform as assigned

Qualifications

  1. High school graduate or HSE preferred
  2. Prior server training and 600 hours of food service experience preferred
  3. Basic computer skills required
  4. Able to write legibly, takes oral and written instruction well
  5. Has demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the elderly or geriatric population
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