Job Code
8 Hour Day Shift
Employment Status
Average Hours per Week
Food Services



Job Description:

Position Summary:
Assists the resident by performing various tasks relating to nutrition, housekeeping and/or activities.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 
  • Arranges and prepares dining room area(s) for meals.
  • Assists in preparing and serving meals, documenting meal/snack intake, and maintaining sufficient inventories of food and supplies. 
  • Responds to residents’ requests, needs or concerns in a timely manner.  
  • Comprehends and follows menus and diet cards taking into consideration resident food preferences, allergies and consistencies. 
  • Buses tables, washes, sanitizes and stores dishes.
  • Cleans and sanitizes working, serving and dining areas including appliances.
  • Properly handles the use and storage of chemicals, supplies and cleaning equipment.   
  • Documents food, dishwasher, and refrigerator temperatures, reporting any variations to supervisor.
  • Ensures compliance with food safety standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • May perform various housekeeping tasks.
  • May assist residents during activities.
  • Communicates resident or family concerns to the appropriate department(s).
  • Escorts residents throughout the ministry.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested
Management Responsibilities:
This position has no management responsibilities. 

Job Requirements:

Education and/or Experience
  • High School Degree or equivalent preferred.
Behavioral Skills
  • Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.
  • Exhibits well developed verbal and written communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.
  • Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.
  • Develops and sustains safe, positive and productive work habits.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.
            Technical Skills
  • N/A
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • 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.

Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity (EOE) and Affirmative Action Employer.  We support diversity in the workplace.