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12 Hour Day 7am-7pm Shift
Food Services

Job Summary: The Nutrition Aide serves the residents by assisting in preparing and serving of meals and maintaining a clean dining room and kitchen area. Essential Job Functions The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Assist in dining room including dishing, setting up and serving plates, setting and busing tables, serving beverages, desserts and other items as needed. Ability to follow diet cards for resident food preferences. Ability to follow menu, dish up correct portion size of salad, dessert and hot foods. Assist in preparing and covering food, and the restocking and refilling of food and kitchen items. Maintain a clean work area which includes cleaning the microwave, freezer, refrigerator and cupboards, as well as overall cleaning of dining room. Moving chairs and tables, vacuum, fold napkins, restocking dishes, glasses, cups, silverware, and assist with laundry as needed. Scrape soiled dishes, place dishes into dish machine, sort clean dishes, transport dishes to storage area, maintain steady work pace to produce an adequate supply of clean kitchen utensils and dishes. Document food, dishwasher, and refrigerator temperatures and report any variations from normal to Supervisor. Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner and perform all other related duties as assigned by Supervisor. Assist in the proper care and use of equipment. Attend in-service training programs for food service employees. Maintain strict confidentiality of all resident information. Assure compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Prior food service experience preferred. Must have excellent communication skills, be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, have flexibility and personal integrity. Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and department heads. Education/Certification N/A

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to access all areas of the ministry throughout the workday.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds above the head.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position.
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequently performs activities that require climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and reaching with hands and arms throughout the day.
  • Constantly uses hands and fingers to prepare food items and to operate kitchen equipment.
  • Frequently able to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as voices and phone calls.
  • Frequently able to use all types of vision, such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, to complete daily tasks.
  • Constantly required to detect unusual odors that could indicate spoilage or environmental issues. 
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