PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
This position is responsible for performing a variety of kitchen duties as directed by supervisor. Duties will be performed in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, Independence House policy and procedure, Independence House ethical statement and resident rights, subject to the associate handbook.
During the performance process, please assess the level at which the staff member achieves the job accountabilities. Please use the ‘Comments’ section to document specific examples of performance issues, staff member’s strengths and/or shortcomings, areas of suggested performance improvement and other comments as appropriate to further the staff member’s growth and development.
Duty 1: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide dietary services appropriate to needs of the residents served on his/her neighborhood or area.
Duty 2: Demonstrates leadership and personal accountability for performance to ensure quality food service is given to each and every customer.
Duty 3: Keep area where working clean and sanitary. Is able to operate the dish machine, washes pots, pans and other food service items. Sweep and mop floors in kitchen and servicing areas. Remove trash and garbage as directed.
Duty 4: Restock shelves, counters and storage areas with food service equipment.
Duty 5: Adhere to unit standards of dress and attend scheduled meetings as well as all mandatory competency training.
Duty 6: Displays service excellence as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision, and values of the organization to promote resident satisfaction.
Duty 7: Complies with organizational policies, procedures, and practices to ensure quality job performance and regulatory compliance
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent activities in walking, lifting, bending, squatting and twisting. The associate will be required to sit for up to one hour a day, stand for four to six hours a day and walk for one hour a day. The individual must be able to lift twenty to fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The associate must have eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. The individual must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual may be exposed to other occupational hazards such as burns, electrical hazards, cuts, falls, strains and steam burns. The individual will also be exposed to heat and cold temperatures in the kitchen and storage area. The position requires excellent verbal skills to perform daily tasks.