Dietary Assistant

  • Samaritas
  • Cadillac, MI 49601, USA
  • Aug 03, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Position Details

Bonus Incentive Available for this Part Time position!

Do you enjoy interacting with Seniors, but are not looking to be a direct caregiver ? As a Dietary Assistant -Food Service team member, you can interact with our residents while impacting their lives with social interactions during their dining experience. All of this while providing nutritous meals in a safe and sanitary manner.

We have a newly vacant Part Time Food Service Position open at our Cadillac Senior Living Community .

Welcome to Samaritas Nation!

Samaritas is a Michigan-based human service organization that connects people with families and communities, empowers them to live their fullest life possible, and creates a ripple effect of transformation. The reference to the work of the Good Samaritan in our name is especially fitting as it is consistent with our mission, values and the services our faith-based company provides.

APPLY TODAY! , creating ripples of positive transformation in the lives of those we are entrusted to serve!

This PART TIME Role pays $15.00/hour

As a full time Samaritas employee, some of the benefits you will receive are:

+ Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment

+ Company paid Basic Life Insurance ($10,000 minimum for each full time and part time employee)

+ Company paid Short Term Disability accrual (Full time employees)

+ Retirement Plan (403b) - Company matches on first 1.5% of gross income at 133%

+ Great Personal Time Off (PTO) accruals

+ Plus many more benefits

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Job Summary

Provides assistance to the cook in the preparation and delivery of meals and supplements in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Prepare food trays for residents; check trays on line, maintaining sanitation requirements and tray accuracy.

+ Deliver food and supplements to residents.

+ Remove food trays from carts in dining rooms and transport to dishwashing area.

+ Wash and put away service ware and dish ware.

+ Clean kitchen, dining room and equipment as required.

+ Store food and supplements in a safe and sanitary manner in accordance with policy and procedures.


Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

+ High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

+ ServSafe certification preferred.


+ Experience in a long term care facility preferred.

+ Experience in food preparation preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

+ Knowledge of food prep, sanitation and tray accuracy.

+ Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative.

+ Ability to maintain a helping role when interfacing with persons served; intervenes when appropriate.

+ Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with co-workers, residents and families of residents, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds.

+ Ability to carry out simple one-or two-step instructions.

+ Ability to comprehend food labels and instructions.

+ Ability to read, speak and write English; ability to write legibly and construct sentences containing subject, verb, and object.

Additional Work Requirements

+ Weekends required.

Physical and Mental Requirements

+ Stands routinely and moves about.

+ Twists, bends and stoops.

+ Lifts and transfers bulky hot and cold weights up to 40 pounds.

+ May push or pull food carts.

+ Near visual acuity.

+ Hand-eye coordination.

+ Finger and hand dexterity.

+ S ubject to extremes in temperature, exposure to odors, food ingredients, chemicals/cleaning agents.

+ Potential exposure to infectious waste, and disease conditions.

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Requisition Number 2

Employee Type Part-Time

Hours Per Pay Period 56

Shift Varied

Work Hours Varied

Weekends and/or Holidays Required Yes

On Call Required No

Position LocationUS-MI-Cadillac