Institute on Aging (“IOA”) works to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community. We serve a diverse population of older adults and disabled adults by providing innovative, community-based programs that enable our clients to live at home for as long as possible. We serve as an essential partner in the continuum of care by providing health services, social and emotional support, and education and advocacy.
We are currently seeking a Food Service Assistant for IOA’s Lifeways Day Health Center.
The Food Service Assistant is responsible for assisting the food service coordinator in the set up and delivery of the prepared meals for the Lifeways program.
Takes direction from Food Service Coordinator on a daily task and provide coverage as needed
Plates appropriate portions for clients, from delivered prepared meals.
Adapts meals to meet specific dietary needs (pureed, chopped, etc.).
Performs daily documentation including food temperatures, kitchen checklist, etc. and maintains organized records in compliance with health and licensing regulations. Maintains electronic records related to food service as needed.
Processes home delivered meal orders, maintains accurate records, and organizes meals for distribution. Consults and ensures compliance with electronic medical record.
Cleans dishes, kitchen equipment, and kitchen daily according to proper sanitation techniques.
Serves all hot and cold items at proper temperatures according to regulations.
Prepares order for all food and beverages, dietary and kitchen supplies as needed, if Food Service Coordinator is not able.
Keeps all required documentation of temperatures of food, tap water, dishwasher and refrigerator, if coverage is being provided for Food Service Coordinator.
Responsible for completing all relevant documentation.
Actively participates in and encourages actions that promote good public relations with participants, their families and friends, visitors and the general community.
All other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Team player with the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Good organizational skills, flexibility, initiative and energetic person
Ability to function independently with minimal amount of supervision.
Interest and willingness to work in a multilingual, multicultural environment.
High School diploma or equivalent
1- year working with older adults or sincere interest in working with frail elders as well
Food service experience and knowledge of the dietary needs of frail elders highly desired but not required.
Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver and reposition 35 lbs
Ability to reach, bend and walk
Institute on Aging reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.
IOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran