Keep Nutrition Manager informed of progress or problems as they arise.
Observes safety and security procedures for the protection of employees, participants and volunteers.
Participate in meetings, workshops, conferences and training as directed.
Other duties as assigned by the Nutrition Manager.
Knowledge, skills and Abilities:
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Position requires standing 90% or more of a work day.
Ability to maintain good personal hygiene.
Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment and operation.
Knowledge of confidentiality rules regarding to the protection of older adult and personal information.
Ability to prepare and maintain concise and complete records.
Ability to operate various computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets and the ability to do Internet ordering.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, including listening.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently, organizing and structuring own work.
Ability to exercise initiative.
Strong innovation skills which include resourcefulness and creativity.
Ability to perform duties thoroughly and accurately.
Looks for ways to improve.
Willingness to accept constructive criticism to improve performance.
Commitment to a high standard of ethical behavior.
Treats others with respect.
Upholds organizational values of customer service, professionalism and positive attitude.
Actively promote Agency mission, vision and values.
Problem solving ability; to use good judgment, courtesy and tact in interactions with others and in handling problems.
Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner.
Ability to maintain effective and harmonious relations with other employees and the public.
Maintains appropriate boundaries with clients and participants.
Ability to interact and work in a team effort in service delivery.
Tolerates pressure well in addition to accepting responsibility for own actions.
Familiarity with the dietary problems and issues confronting the elderly and disabled in the local community.
Ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere to all participants of the Senior Center.
Ability to speak, write, read and understand English with proficiency.
Possession of a current Michigan Drivers license and access to an insured, reliable, personal vehicle for use.
Possession of CPR and First Aid certification or be willing to become certified.
Ability to pass a TB skin test.
Ability to pass a Criminal History background review through the Michigan State Police.
Ability to pass the ServSafe test and be ServSafe certified.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by management.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.
To perform the job successfully, the employee will possess the abilities to perform each duty proficiently.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which demonstrates skills and abilities will be considered.
Experience and Training:
Minimum of a high school graduate or equivalent is required.
Two years experience and/or certification in commercial kitchen operations.
ServeSafe certification preferred.