Dietary Aide
at Lorien Health Services

Date Posted: 6/10/2020

Job Description


Job Description

If you’ve been searching for an opportunity to get into the food service industry, here’s your chance! Lorien Health Services is seeking a Part Time Dietary Aide for one of our healthcare facilities. We are a recognized leader in health care across Maryland and are known for providing a family-focused atmosphere for both our employees and our residents. If you are passionate about food and making a difference in the lives of others, this is the position for you! No experience is needed, we provide on the job training. We also offer an excellent salary and benefits as well as a positive work environment with a fully committed care giving team. Start an exciting career in food service, apply today!

Job Responsibilities

As a Part Time Dietary Aide you will facilitate food service ensuring that dietary procedures as well as safety and sanitary regulations are followed. You will be responsible for assisting with food preparation and service, cleaning up after a meal service, and helping out with other related tasks. Additional responsibilities:

  • Monitoring food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed
  • Preparing food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups or beverages
  • Monitoring food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed
  • Cleaning or sterilizing dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment or facilities
  • Examining trays to ensure that they contain required items
  • Wiping tables or seats with dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths
  • Setting tables with clean linens, condiments or other supplies
  • Scraping and stacking dirty dishes and carrying dishes and other tableware to kitchen for cleaning
  • Cleaning up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and removing empty bottles and trash

Job Requirements

Food service experience is not required; we will train you! What is required is a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, professionalism, and great communication skills. If that describes you, we want to hear from you! Additional requirements:

  • 10th grade education or higher
  • Integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to professionally interact with co-workers and residents in all situations
  • Willingness to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility
  • Ability to work overtime including nights and weekends as needed

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner. 
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies. 
  • Must meet the general requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility. 
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 10 pounds to a minimum of four feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 100 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Handle job responsibilities in accordance with the standards of the Company's Code of Conduct and appropriate professional standards and applicable state/federal laws.

Additional statement:

  • Lorien Health Services is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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