• Dining Services Associate - Skilled Nursing & Rehab Community

    Job Location(s) US-PA-State College
    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/10/2018 9:38 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Health Care
    FT (Full-Time) = Eligible for ALL benefits (employee works 30+ hours per week)
  • Overview

    Juniper Village is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of life in each individual whose life we touch so that we may all live fully throughout all seasons of life.  We do this by encouraging an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit. 


    Juniper Village owns and operates Skilled Nursing and skilled care communities in four regions across the country.  The company’s operations are designed and managed to provide the finest quality personal service and exceptional care to foster healthy and independent lives for those who live and work in our communities. The company’s team of experienced committed individuals is deeply committed to achieving the company’s mission and balancing quality in service, program and environment with financial stability and prosperity.

    Together, we nurture the spirit of life.


    • Comply with Juniper Village’ philosophy and hallmarks as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the Community Life Departments.
    • Embraces Culture Change and resident-centered philosophies
    • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with policies and procedures and as instructed by the Dining Services Director and/or the Director of Wellness, as well as other members of the Leadership Team.
    • Follow work assignments and/or work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks.
    • Prepares all bakery, dessert, dessert carts and salad items according to the menu.
    • Prepares healthy snacks, hydration carts and special meals.
    • Tracks resident attendance and intake.
    • Delivers meals, food carts and trays.
    • Sanitizes and set the tables.
    • Set up meals quickly, accurately and in a neat and attractive manner.
    • Places food on plates in accordance with menu and diet.
    • Collects soiled dishes and returns them to the dishwashing area.
    • Prepares dishes for dishwasher and properly stores items when they are washed.
    • Empties all garbage containers and keeps them clean and sanitary.
    • Assists with pot and pan washing.
    • Unpacks and stores supplies
    • Report all changes in the resident’s condition, to the Director of Wellness.
    • Cooperate with other departmental staff to meet the needs of the residents.
    • Report all complaints, grievances and instances of abuse to the Dining Services Director
    • Report all occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials and hazardous chemical to the Dining Services Director.
    • Report needed repairs and safety concerns to the Dining Services Director.
    • Assist residents as needed with the dining experience and social and leisure activities.
    • Serve meals and assist in the clearing of tables under the direction of the Dining Services Director.
    • Implements Connections activities as assigned and instructed by the Connections Director.
    • Follow established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste and quality assurance procedures.
    • Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned.
    • Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts.
    • Handles food and equipment in accordance with sanitary practices
    • Work in concert and harmony with other members of the team.
    • Communicate with family members, visitors and volunteers in a customer service oriented manner.
    • Complete all paperwork as required.
    • Participate in Community Life Team Meetings
    • Assist in doing laundry as needed


    • Knowledge of dining services.
    • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adult.
    • Successful completion of a CPR and First Aid course.
    • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals within the community.
    • Attends and participates in mandated yearly training programs as well as all required meetings
    • Must be able to manage time efficiently so as to achieve goals.
    • Adheres to all Human Resources policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
    • Respects confidentiality of information and Resident’s rights.
    • Perform job in a safe manner, using proper body mechanics, infection control, etc.
    • Responsible for proper care of all property, equipment, supplies and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.
    • Perform other duties as required.


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