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Seasonal Dietary Aide

Location:Chicago, IL
Employment Type:Seasonal - Full Time
Department:Food Services
Description:Norwood Crossing is seeking a team-oriented Seasonal Dietary Aide to join our team. We are nestled in a historic district called Norwood Park on Chicago’s North side. We are 117 year old organization that is in the initial stages of building the most resident and employee focused, state-of the-art facility in the area.

We provide high quality care through individualized service plans; extensive activities programming that promotes socialization and an exceptional dining program. To accomplish this, each staff member must always deliver the highest level of customer service and team work.

Seasonal/temporary position in dining services available.

February-Beginning of March

Full-time hours are from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Duties:Duties include but are not limited to:

•Work on the tray lines to assure accuracy and quality.
•Review menus and have all items needed assigned to a station to prepare for service.
•Ensure proper set-up and break down of the line.
•Check the trays for accuracy based upon diet ordered and resident's preferences.
•Monitor the serving temperatures of food on the line.
•Work in the dish machine area and continually monitor operating temperature/sanitizer levels of machine. •Update resident specials and bulk feeding sheets as necessary.
•Work closely with the Clinical Dietitian and Production Manager to ensure maximum food quality.
•Serve food to residents in a restuarant-like environment.
•Ensure proper food serving temperatures on line.
•Monitor appearance and texture of foods served.
•Monitor proper functioning of equipment necessary to provide quality food and services.
•Monitor and report problems with menu to supervisor.
•Orient and train employees.
•Demonstrate procedures and use of equipment.

Physical and Mental Demands:
•Ability to walk or stand 85% of time at work
•Able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position
•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 be in good general health and demonstrate emotional ability
•Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds up to a max of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 4 feet unassisted and be able to push, pull move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
Qualifications:•High School diploma or equivalent.
•Able to read, write, speak and understand English.
•Ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions and to accept constructive criticism.
•Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
•Leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
•Patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm.
•Willing to handle residents based on the maturity level at which they are currently functioning.

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