Food Service Assistant I - Indian Oaks Academy

1 week ago
Job ID
Indian Oaks Academy
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time
Food Service



Performs activities associated with the Academy food service within pre-established guidelines and requirements. 



(The following list is not comprehensive but highlights the major areas of responsibility for the position.)


1. Perform general food service tasks within pre-established standard operating procedures and adhere to all policies and procedures surrounding food handling, sanitation, health and safety.
a. Prepare and serve food and beverages for daily resident meals and snacks, as well as for Academy other events.
b. Maintain sanitation of all areas and supplies involved with food storage, preparation and service.
c. Wash, maintain and store dishes, utensils, cooking/baking equipment, supplies, etc.
d. Ensure proper disposal of food and garbage processing.
e. Assist in inventory receiving, stocking and maintenance.


2. Assist with the development of food and beverage plans for the residents and other Academy needs as assigned.
a. Assist with daily meal menu planning in compliance with all nutritional and regulatory standards and requirements.
b. Assist with coordinating menus or food and beverage items for special events, meetings, or other gatherings sponsored by the academy.


3. Maintain accurate and timely records on meal counts, food usages, etc., as directed.


4. issues, background and treatment; comply with Nexus policies involving privacy and confidentiality rules for residents and their families.


5. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required by Nexus. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities.


6. Perform other responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.




Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Remain current on all required training and certifications.
  • Remain current on and adhere to all food service department standard operating procedures, rules and instructions.
  • Exhibit and promote cooperation and flexibility among team members to ensure appropriate staffing levels at all times and insure the smooth operation of the department.
  • Maintain healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries with residents, families and employees and exhibit a high degree of ethical conduct, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Interact with and appreciate people from diverse cultural, social and religious backgrounds.
  • Adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance.
  • Supports the mission of Nexus (“Changing lives through our Cornerstone Values”) by exemplifying the Cornerstone Values and the Nexus Guiding Principles in all interactions with internal and external customers, and in all work performed on behalf of the organization.


Education, Credentials and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED. Prefer 1 year food service/custodial experience.
  • Certificate in food handling.
  • Valid driver’s license.  Must meet state driving requirements and pass corporate insurance eligibility standards.


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds unassisted and 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motion tasks with hands and wrists.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, twist and turn in a manner conducive to a large cafeteria/cooking environment.


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