Food Service Associate
Food Service Associate
Incumbent works under the direction of the Assistant Director Food Service or designee performing kitchen tasks related to meal and snack service for residents/patients of the Douglas County Health Center.
Douglas County is an EOE – Disability/Veterans
Salary Range: $ 15.36 – $ 20.71 /hr
*Assemble resident/patient trays; prepare foods and beverages (e.g. salads, desserts, fruits, juices, breads; verify accuracy of trays and load trays on carts.
*Establish and maintain effective work relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, attorneys, law enforcement, judges, other agencies, and the public.
*Comply with Civil Service policies and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, County policies, department policies and laws to create a cooperative, safe, respectful and quality work environment.
*Take resident meal orders and enter into software, ensure order accuracy.
*Deliver trays to dining room(s), and assist residents.
*Assemble and deliver late trays, special ordered food items and neighborhood floor stock, rotating items, discarding expired product and labeling/dating perishable food.
*Document dish machine temperatures, refrigerator temperatures, and other monitors.
*Complete food prep, restock supplies, and prepare work area for next meal by cleaning and sanitizing work area.
*Retrieve dish carts and perform cleaning duties (e.g. pots/pans, walls, light fixtures, floors).
*Store clean dishes and utensils, and sweep/mop kitchen floors.
*Remain alert to and report unsafe or potentially hazardous situations to the Food Service Supervisor.
*Attend in-service training and online education.
*Comply with all safety requirements and procedures (e.g. chemical and biohazards), reporting safety concerns to supervisor.
*Respond to emergency codes, complying with department policies and procedures.
*Comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and other privacy requirements. Assist with orientation and training of new food service employees.
*Participate in department quality assessment activities.
*Report to work with regular, consistent attendance.
*Perform other duties as assigned and directed.
*High school diploma, equivalent, or current high school enrollment preferred.
*Six (6) months full-time experience in food service or customer service preferred.
*Age 16 years or older required.
*Completion of a pre-employment criminal record check and conditional offer drug screen required.
September 27, 2023