Dietary Aide

Dietary Aide

02 May 2024
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19113 Philadelphia USA

Dietary Aide

Reference #: 143245

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LevelEntryJob LocationSimpson House - Philadelphia, PAPosition TypeFull-Time/Part-TimeEducation LevelHigh SchoolTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftDayJob CategoryHealth CareDescriptionFor more than 150 years, Simpson has met the changing needs and desires of Philadelphia area seniors from diverse backgrounds. A not-for-profit family of services, Simpson House, Simpson Meadows, Jenner's Pond, Simpson Gardens I & II, and Simpson Midtown, as well as Simpson Home Care. Our loyal and long-term staff is full of caring professionals who truly love what they do.

Simpson provides residents with a lifestyle that includes on-campus conveniences, services, and amenities such as casual and fine dining venues, beauty salons, fitness centers, security, healthcare, activity programs, and much more. Our employees are inspired by a culture of Loving-Kindness, and we are fully committed to appreciating the array of backgrounds and talents demonstrated by our employees.

Simpson is looking for a Dietary Aide to join our dynamic and seasoned team. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to showcase your unique skills in the Personal Care industry, get in touch with us to discuss how you can join our team. Take a look at the details below for the position.

Position Summary: As a Dietary Aide in our senior living facility, your primary responsibility is to support the dietary department in providing nutritionally balanced and appealing meals to residents. You will assist with meal preparation, service, and other tasks related to maintaining a well-functioning dining environment. Your role is essential in ensuring the overall well-being and satisfaction of residents through excellent dining service.

Essential Duties:

Meal Service: Help with meal service, including setting up dining areas, arranging table settings, and preparing trays for residents who require meal delivery to their rooms. Serve meals promptly and with a friendly and professional demeanor. Clear tables and clean dining areas after meals.

Dietary Restrictions: Work closely with the dietary department to understand residents' specific dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences. Ensure that meal orders are accurately communicated, and appropriate food substitutions are made when necessary. Provide assistance to residents in selecting suitable meal options.

Sanitation and Safety: Follow proper sanitation and food safety protocols at all times. Maintain cleanliness and organization in food preparation and dining areas, including surfaces, equipment, and utensils. Report any safety hazards or maintenance issues to the appropriate personnel.

Inventory Control: Assist in monitoring and restocking inventory, including food items, beverages, and supplies. Ensure that stock is rotated, labeled, and stored properly. Notify the appropriate staff when supplies need to be replenished to maintain adequate stock levels.

Resident Interaction: Interact with residents in a friendly, courteous, and respectful manner. Attend to their needs and requests promptly, striving to provide excellent customer service. Engage in conversation and build positive relationships with residents to enhance their dining experience.

Cleaning and Dishwashing: Clean and sanitize dishes, utensils, pots, and pans. Operate dishwashing equipment or hand wash items as necessary. Maintain cleanliness in the dishwashing area and ensure that dishes and utensils are properly stored.

Team Collaboration: Collaborate with the culinary team, dining servers, and other dietary aides to ensure efficient and coordinated operations. Communicate effectively, share information, and assist colleagues as needed to create a smooth dining service Other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications relevant to the job

Core Co petencies of a Dietary Aide in Senior Living:

Food Safety and Sanitation: Demonstrating knowledge of food safety regulations, sanitation practices, and proper handling of food. Adhering to hygiene protocols, including handwashing, wearing gloves when necessary, and maintaining clean and sanitized work areas.

Dietary Knowledge: Understanding residents' dietary restrictions, allergies, and nutritional guidelines. Familiarity with special diets, such as low-sodium, diabetic, or texture-modified diets. Following instructions and accurately communicating dietary needs to the culinary team.

Meal Preparation: Assisting in meal preparation, including portioning, assembling, and plating food. Following standardized recipes and portion guidelines to ensure consistency and accuracy. Adapting recipes or making substitutions as necessary to meet residents' dietary requirements.

Meal Service: Providing prompt and courteous meal service to residents. Setting up dining areas, arranging table settings, and ensuring a welcoming and clean environment. Assisting residents in selecting appropriate meal options and accommodating their preferences to enhance their dining experience.

Communication and Customer Service: Interacting with residents in a friendly, compassionate, and respectful manner. Actively listening to their needs and preferences, responding to inquiries, and addressing concerns promptly. Building positive relationships and fostering a sense of community within the senior living environment.

Time Management and Organization: Managing time effectively to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and ensure smooth meal service. Maintaining organized workstations and storage areas. Assisting in inventory control, restocking supplies, and rotating stock as needed.

Adaptability and Flexibility: Adapting to changing dietary needs, menu modifications, and resident preferences. Flexibility in working various shifts, including weekends and holidays. Being open to learning and embracing new approaches or techniques in meal preparation and service.

Team Collaboration: Working collaboratively with the culinary team, dietary staff, and other team members to achieve common goals. Communicating effectively, sharing information, and assisting colleagues as needed to ensure efficient and coordinated operations.

Attention to Detail: Paying close attention to detail to ensure accuracy in portioning, plating, and presentation of meals. Following instructions precisely and double-checking for any special dietary requirements or restrictions.

Cleanliness and Organization: Maintaining cleanliness and organization in food preparation and dining areas. Cleaning dishes, utensils, and equipment promptly and thoroughly. Adhering to sanitation guidelines and reporting any safety hazards or maintenance issues.

These core competencies are crucial for a Dietary Aide in our senior living facility. By demonstrating these skills, you contribute to the overall dining experience, ensure the nutritional needs of residents are met, and promote a positive and supportive environment within the senior living community.



Promote and supports the Mission, Values, and Vision of Simpson,

Our Mission: Simpson builds communities and services for older adults to thrive.

Our Vision: Simpson will innovate to build exceptional, person-directed care and services that promote independence for older adults.

Our Values: In achieving our mission, we embrace the following values which align with the four pillars under which our organization operates:

SUSTAINING: Overseeing, protecting, and growin

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