Position title
Dietary Aide - Part-Time & Full-Time Vacancies Available
Description

Dietary Aides perform a variety of assigned duties related to the preparation and service of meals, including washing dishes and cleaning work and dining areas.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must successfully submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will be disqualified from consideration.  Candidates will be contacted directly by a Hiring Manager at Gracedale Nursing Home in order to schedule an interview.

Equal Employment Opportunities – It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.

 

Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of assigned duties related to the preparation and service of meals; washing dishes; cleaning work areas and dining areas.  Responsible for maintaining high standard of cleanliness.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef and/or Chef Manager.SUPERVISION EXERCISED
This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees or functions.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Serve patients meals on centralized food line.

All tasks related to washing dishes, silverware, etc.

Serve food in dining room.

Assist in cleaning work areas and equipment.

Use toaster, juice machine, coffee makers, and any other related equipment.

Assisting cooks with duties as necessary, such as washing and peeling fresh fruits and vegetables, making sandwiches, buttering bread, etc.

*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description.  Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Completion of a high school, or general equivalency, diploma.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to remain standing for extended periods of time

Must be able to work in a warm, moist atmosphere and work in close contact with other people.

Willingness to do routine work according to specific instructions.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Brooms, mops, knives, vegetable peelers, can opener, toaster, juice machine, and coffee makers.  Hair nets and rubber gloves must be worn when handling food.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.

SELECTION GUIDELINES
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Job Benefits
Full-time employees of the County of Northampton are afforded a package of benefits which includes the following:
Medical Insurance
Vision and Prescription
Dental
Life Insurance
Retirement
I. Medical Insurance
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents.  Cost to the employee to participate in the plans varies by the coverage selection and number of dependents; and may be subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. The employee may also elect to opt out of the County's medical insurance if proof of coverage through the spouse's employer is provided. Under this arrangement, the employee is provided with an annual $1,500.00 opt out payment.
II. Vision and Prescription
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. Coverage under the vision plan varies and depends upon the employee's choice of doctor and frame selection.
III. Dental Coverage
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member.
IV. Life Insurance
A life insurance policy is afforded to full-time employees beginning on the first day of employment, unless specified differently in a collective bargaining agreement. It remains in effect as long as the employee is actively employed and terminates upon resignation or retirement. $20,000 is afforded to all eligible employees.
V. Retirement
All full-time employees and part-time employees working more than 1000 hours per year qualify for County of Northampton retirement benefits, in which employees must contribute 5% of their earnings, and employees may choose to add additional voluntary contributions, not to exceed an additional 10%.   Additionally, employees may participate in an optional deferred compensation plan [457(b)] which may provide present tax advantages and future retirement savings. Such arrangements are made directly with the providers and the County will administer payroll deductions only.
Employment Type
Full-time, Part-time
Job Location
2 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA, 18064-9213, USA
Base Salary
$13.38 Per hour
Date posted
March 8, 2022
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