Culinary Services
2008 Clarendale of Algonquin
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• Minimum completion of sophomore year in high school required
• Experience in food service work preferred
• Experience in working with seniors preferred

• Must hold current state-required sanitation (Safe Food Handling and/or Certified Food Manager) certification/licensure
• Willingness to be available for any/all emergencies regarding the community
• Doctor’s statement verifying free from communicable disease, if applicable in your state

• Proficiency in the English language enabling the employee to read, write, comprehend and communicate simple instructions, correspondence, memos, etc.
• Dining room organization and preparation hands-on responsibilities
• Knowledge in all areas of local Health Department, OSHA and other regulatory agencies relative to culinary services
• Strong inter-department communication and teamwork skills
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
• Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations
• Ability to multi-task, balance team and individual responsibilities, and respond promptly to resident and visitor needs


Tools, equipment, machines used on the job:
• All dining room service needs: china, flatware, glasses, linen, bus trays, carts, tables, chairs, hot and cold food holding equipment, etc.
Physical activities of the position:
• Lifts and carries up to 50 lbs. with assistance occasionally
• Pushes and pulls up to 50 lbs. with assistance occasionally
• Climbs, reaches, bends and twists occasionally
• Reaches, bends and twists occasionally
• Talks and listens frequently
• Stands and walks frequently
• Handles food occasionally
Physical requirements of the job:
• Medium work – exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.


This list is not to be inclusive, rather exemplary of times of sensory/cognitive activities involved in performance of job functions.

Recognition/vision and mental processing
• Routinely process written information as in policies and procedures, posted notices, instruction materials, regulations, etc.
• Routinely complete forms and other written documentation.
• Routinely observe resident actions, gestures, and facial expressions.
• Routinely recognize auditory call signals, telephone rings, soft voices of elderly, verbal communication within the workplace.
• Routinely observe odors relevant to resident personal care condition and those unpleasant in the environment.
Verbal communication
• Routinely engage in interactions highly dependent upon clear, audible verbal communication, often in circumstances where hearing impairments can easily lead to misunderstanding.


This list is not to be inclusive, rather exemplary of times of emotional and behavioral activities involved in performance of job functions.
• Routinely interact with individuals (residents, family members, staff, etc.) who may be discourteous, tactless, demanding, verbally and/or physically threatening or abusive, angry or hostile, emotionally vulnerable or mentally ill, vulgar, mean-natured.
• Routinely called upon to control own emotions and behaviors so as to protect residents’ rights and to respond professionally with respect and dignity.

This list is not to be inclusive, rather exemplary of times of environmental/occupational exposures involved in performance of job functions.
• Individual must be able to use protective equipment and take proper precautions and emergency measures.
• At risk for exposure to chemical used for cleaning/sanitizing/disinfecting, and to electrical and mechanical hazards associated with operation of food service equipment.

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