Server - AL,DE,FL,GA,MD,NC,PA,SC Please apply to be considered for future opportunities
at Acts Retirement- Life Communities

Date Posted: 3/20/2017

Job Description

Join our team at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities! ACTS has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement: 

Following established meal service standards, creates an enjoyable dining experience for the communities residents.

Essential Job Functions

• Checks in with supervisor or manager to learn assigned pre-meal responsibilities.
• Covers assigned work station throughout entire meal, following all established food handling, service standards, and sanitation procedures.
• Assesses the menu items ingredients for quality, wholesomeness and quantity, reporting any concerns to the café supervisor.
• Takes orders from the patrons, completes the orders efficiently, complying with the established standards for food preparation and presentation.
• Reports all resident compliments/complaints to the supervisor or manager.
• Assists in the training of new servers under the direction of the supervisor/manager.
• Follows all established work safety rules, notifying the supervisor of any observed safety concerns.
• Assigns and assists the supervisor/manager in the setup, service and breakdown of resident luncheons, as requested.
• Maintains a strict “clean as you go” policy, assuring a clean professional work environment.
• May assist with service at catering events.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

• Able to follow and understand directions
• Able to establish and maintain a good rapport with the residents
• Rudimentary exposure to dining room service in either an institutional, cafeteria or restaurant type setting

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a high school education and 3-6 months of dining room experience.

Physical Demands 

• Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 35 pounds maximum
• Frequent walking/standing
• Frequent balancing on slippery surfaces 
• Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling
• Occasional reaching at all levels from below knees to above shoulder height 
• Frequent handling involving simple grasping, power grasping, pushing, pulling and wrist twisting 
• Occasional fine finger manipulation
• Occasional talking and hearing
• Occasional near acuity (20" or less)
• Occasional far acuity (20 plus feet)
• Occasional twisting of both the upper and the lower trunk

Environmental Conditions

• Inside - 100%
• Located in a well-lit, ventilated, heated kitchen environment
• Occasional exposure to extreme heat/cold with temperature changes
• Frequent exposure to wet/humid situations
• Occasional exposure to moderate noise levels
• Occasional exposure to odors
• Occasional exposure to toxic/caustic cleaning chemicals

Job Snapshot

About Us

Reaching Out ~ Touching Lives ~ Living the Vision

For over 40 years, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities has met the needs of senior adults living in our communities with quality care and service. Today, our vision has continued to grow wherein today there are nearly 9,000 residents and 6,000 employees in 23 ACTS communities. We are convinced that the secret to ACTS' success has been our employees and the ability we all have had to work as a team to provide quality and caring resident service. As we continue to grow, we’re looking for compassionate talent to live our Vision by joining our team.

Today, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities®, Inc. is the largest not-for-profit builder, owner and manager of continuing care retirement communities in the United States. Our vision for ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is to have The ACTS Culture of Loving-Kindness be the basic fiber of our daily practice to meet the needs of those we serve.

"ACTS is a true and loving family.  I feel the love everyday from residents and staff."

"I love working in a Christian atmosphere.  We work as a team to give our residents the best if service and to carry out the culture of loving-kindness.  I go home everyday fulfilled in knowing that I have done something helpful for a resident."

"My service award gift is very nice and I feel appreciated for my thirty-five years of service when I wear it"

"They say your home is where your heart is.  My heart is with ACTS.  I couldn't find a better place to work"

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