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Food Service Worker (Per Diem)
The NJ Veterans Home at Paramus is looking for a qualified Food Service Worker (Kitchen helper).
MUST BE A RESIDENT OF NEW JERSEY!
A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST WILL BE CONDUCTED!!!
THIS IS NOT A COOKING POSITION. If you are looking to cook PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
THIS IS A FULL TIME PER DIEM POSITION LASTING 6 MONTHS.
5 days per week. MUST WORK ALL WEEKENDS.
Work Hours: 11am-7:30pm
$11.90 per hour (No benefits- No Holiday, Sick/ Vacation Pay- No Overtime Rate)
Duties include but not limited to sweep & mop floors, run dish machine, pull garbage/boxes, wash pots, clean appliances, fill out daily temperature logs, bring up supplies, ensure kitchens are inspection ready at all times, serve residents & tray line and clean tables, prep salads & desserts.
Must have experience as a food server, i.e., waiter/waitress
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
As assigned, acts as a general assistant in a kitchen, bakery, cannery, dining room, cafeteria, or other food preparation or service unit.
Serves special diets according to prescribed portions control guide set by Dietitian.
Washes, scrubs, pares, hulls, cores, and prepares vegetables, fruits, and berries for cooking, or for serving using manual or power driven equipment.
As assigned, may assume the responsibility for certain phases of food preparation and cooking.
Assists in the cutting of meat and in baking.
Assists in keeping the kitchen or other areas in a safe, clean, and orderly condition at all times; cleans refrigerators.
Assists or takes the lead in the serving of food from the steam tables and other cooking utensils; arranges trays.
Delivers food to dining rooms and may lead patients, inmates, and other assigned employees in the delivery of this service.
May take the lead in the service of food within specific dining rooms or wards.
Assists, as required, in the preparation of salads, desserts, and beverages.
Sets tables, changes linens, counts dishes, linen, and silverware.
As a lead worker, ensures that patients, inmates, and other assigned employees transport and deliver food to the wards assigned in an efficient and timely manner.
When assigned to a dishwashing unit sees that dishes, trays, pots, pans, silverware, and kitchen and other food preparation and service equipment are properly washed and dried.
Washes kitchen, dining room, and food storage area floors and walls; waxes floors.
Washes and polishes ranges, roasters, broilers, milk cans, and other equipment.
Polishes silverware and metal equipment.
Receives, checks, weighs, measures, issues, and prepares records and inventories of food supplies and equipment.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information system used by the agency, office, or related units.
THESE ARE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THEM - DO NOT APPLY
One (1) year of experience in general unskilled kitchen or food service work.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the preparation of vegetables and fruits for cooking.
Knowledge of the proper methods and materials used in cleaning, polishing, and in maintaining kitchen, storage, and food service areas in a clean, sanitary, orderly, and safe condition.
Ability to learn, understand, and acknowledge residents rights and privileges.
Ability to remember oral and written instructions and directions and to learn quickly from demonstrations.
Ability to serve food from steam tables or other utensils efficiently.
Ability to prepare trays and to set tables.
Ability to wait on tables and to deliver trays.
Ability to do and take the lead in the manual work involved in washing dishes, pots and pans, in polishing silverware and metal equipment, in keeping ranges, and broiler, roaster, and other equipment
clean and polished, and to scrub and wax floors, halls, and other areas.
Ability to keep simple records.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.