Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest managers of skilled nursing facilities. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work.
Sharon Health Care Center offers top quality senior living and rehabilitative care. Our staff is devoted to providing our residents with a homelike, safe environment designed to improve their quality of life. As part of Athena Health Care Systems’ continuum of care, residents can happily “age in place” knowing that they don’t have to move as their care needs change. Our staff are highly trained to give residents care at every level.
PURPOSE OF YOUR POSITION: The primary purpose of your position is to provide assistance in all dining services functions as directed/instructed and in accordance with established dining services policies and procedures.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: As a Dining Services Assistant you are responsible for carrying out your assigned duties and report directly to the Chef Manager/Director of Dining Services.
EXPERIENCE: On-the-job training is provided.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. * Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. * Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. * Must be able to follow oral and written communication. * Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of the dining service areas; must perform regular inspections of dietary services areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties. * Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning. * Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing dietary practices.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Follow therapeutic diet cards as ordered by the physician. * Ensure proper serving temperature of the food and beverages. * Assure delivery on a timely basis. * Maintains visual appeal of the food and emphasis on the use of garnishes. * Adhere to daily nourishment list and stock nourishment stations. * Assist the cook in monitoring of meal serving times. * Adhere to sanitation and storage policy and procedure. * Audit menus and maintain adequate count. * Demonstrate correct safety techniques. * Respect and take care of facility equipment and is wasteful of supplies. * Contribute to effective communication and pleasant working conditions. * Contribute to and promote positive resident and family relations. * Complies with privacy practices and protects resident health information. * Follow facility policies and procedures. * Continue growth and expand job knowledge. * Demonstrate leadership skills.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Part-time
- Flexible schedule
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Food Service: 1 year (Preferred)
- One location
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