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Dietary Aide - PT

April 01, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Location:Louisville, KY
Benefits:Paid sick, vacation and holidays; 401(k)
Employment Type:Part Time
Location:Louisville Campus
Description:Accept the challenge of a satisfying career with Christian Care Communities, the region's premier network of residential homes and community programs. We offer an excellent environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Christian Care Communities is seeking a part-time Dietary Aide for our facility located in downtown Louisville, KY.

Part time - Regular under 20 hours per week

Every other weekend

Day Shift -4 - 8 pm

Evening Shift - 1 - 8 pm

Only accepting on-line applications

Christian Care Communities enhances the journey of life for Older Adults.

Building on our faith heritage, Christian Care’s vision is to be Kentucky’s premier provider of Older Adult Services.

Job Code: 73810000
Program: Older Adult Services
Facility: Christian Health Center
Location: Non-specified
Department: 738 Dining Services
Direct Supervisor: Dietary Manager


The Dietary Aide is primarily responsible for performing assigned work and cleaning routines for the Dietary Department while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.


Required Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience: 1 or more years’ experience in food service or dining services

Preferred Experience: 1 or more years’ experience in a long-term health care setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to speak and read English
Ability to effectively present information to residents, family members and employees of the organization
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, short correspondence and memos
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple instructions


The incumbent performs job responsibilities without posing a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of him/her or others while maintaining compliance with all policies and procedures of Christian Care Communities and within the parameters of the Organization’s mission, vision, and values.

1. Prepares meals/snacks as assigned by supervisor, according to planned menus, established schedules, resident requests, and sanitary directives.
2. Serves meals in resident rooms, dining rooms and/or other designated areas.
3. Loads and distributes food trays and carts to residents’ rooms and/or dining room areas; collects and returns food carts to dishwashing area.
4. Obtains food supplies for next meal.
5. Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies; stores items properly labeled and dated according to guidelines
6. Performs cleaning/dishwashing duties as assigned, including work tables, meat blocks, refrigerators, freezers, floors, food carts, utensils, and other equipment.
7. Performs defined work routines, using various dietary utensils, supplies and equipment as assigned by the Dietary Manager.
8. Provides assistance to the cook in the preparation and service of meals.
9. Follows established reporting procedures for the following:
a. Supply or equipment needs.
b. Any damaged or loose fixtures, flooring, or tiling requiring replacement or repair.
c. Any unsafe or malfunctioning equipment.
d. Any conditions conducive to breeding insects, rodents or other vermin.
10. Attends in-service educational programs.
11. Follows defined safety codes while performing all duties.
12. Follows defined Infection Control procedures.
13. Understands facility’s fire and disaster plans; follow established procedures during drills and actual emergencies.
14. Perform other department duties or special assignments as directed by the Dietary Manager


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; lighting is in the standard range.
2. The employee is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to the infectious waste, diseases and conditions, including the AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses.

Christian Care Communities is a values’ driven organization with six (6) core values. All staff members are expected to successfully meet the following non-negotiable Core Values Standards of Performance which will be used to measure overall work performance:

1. Work with compassion for Older Adults and their families:
a. Listen carefully
b. Professional and pleasant interaction
c. Practice patience and gentleness

2. Embrace aging as a valued part of life:
a. Encourage and respect individuality
b. Be humble and accepting
c. Compassionately engaged

3. Care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve and those who serve with us:
a. Provide exceptional care with kindness and humility
b. Know your residents and colleagues – their important occasions and crises
c. Care about wellness and healthy lifestyles, and both set an example personally, as well as encourage others in their efforts to improve

4. Always seek ways to improve and grow:
a. Share knowledge
b. Challenge people to reach their highest potential
c. Stay abreast of industry trends and the latest technologies

5. Respect the dignity of each person:
a. Invite participation and ideas from everyone
b. Treat everyone with honesty and fairness
c. Thank and recognize people for what they do
d. Acknowledge and speak daily

6. Exemplify integrity, excellence, and accountability:
a. Model what you expect
b. Do your best and strive to do better
c. Accept your role at Christian Care
d. Be reliable, enthusiastic, and proud friends of Christian Care
Qualifications:Required Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience: 1 or more years’ experience in food service or dining services

Preferred Experience: 1 or more years’ experience in a long-term health care setting

Screening Requirements: drug screen and criminal background check

Christian Care Communities and its affiliated subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Christian Care Communities does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability.

This is a tobacco free facility.

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