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POST DATE 8/8/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Lutheran Senior Services Jefferson City, MO

Company
Lutheran Senior Services
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
4398
AJE Ref #
575812303
Location
Jefferson City, MO
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Hours: May be scheduled as early as 6 am and as late as 8 pm depending on daily needs
Normal expected shifts: 830 am-5 pm / 930 am-6 pm / 1130 am-8 pm; alternate weekends 6 am - 230 pm
Expectations: Supervising kitchen staff and Independent dining room, recipe planning, menu planning, menu pricing, preparing meals, cleaning & ensuring clean and sanitary working environment according to state regulations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

The Chef oversees the work of the cooking staff in the production of all menu items, in accordance with production schedules in a timely manner. The Chef assures that all foods are prepared and cooked in accordance with specified recipes and procedures; that foods served to residents are of a high quality meeting LSS standards and safe food handling procedures.

Upholds the philosophy, core values and goals of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest .

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Assists the Director in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the Dining Service Department, its programs and its activities and coordinates with other departments.

* Oversees cooking staff and provides training and follow up in-services to cooks in basic culinary skills and specialty skills as appropriate. Produces Chef Specials and trains staff on production on a regular basis. Develops and maintains a file for tested standardized recipes.

* Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance program for the Dining Services Department. Assist in developing methods for determining quality and quantity of food served.

* Visits with residents routinely to evaluate the quality of meals served, likes and dislikes and other preferences. Demonstrates the philosophy of person-centered care as it relates to dining preferences for residents.

* Inspects food preparation, storage areas, utility/janitorial closets and other areas for cleanliness, organization and supply control. Participates in inspections made by authorized government agencies.

* Makes recommendations regarding operations, equipment and supply needs of the department. Make rounds to check equipment and to assure that necessary equipment is available and working properly. Maintain an adequate level of stock of staple/non-staple food, supplies, equipment, etc.

* Assists the Director in developing safety standards and models high level of safety to department. Trains employees on safe work practices and use of cooking utensils and equipment. Ensure only trained and authorized staff operate the department s equipment. Ensures that staff participates in fire safety drills and disaster preparedness drills.

* Ensures that dining services staff follows established infection control procedures. Maintains temperature logs on food and refrigeration. Conducts weekly sanitation and follow through. Ensures that kitchens and other dining service work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.

* Determines departmental staffing requirements and schedules department work hours (including vacation and holiday schedules), staff and work assignments.

* Assists in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of staff. Provides training and coaching and completes and conducts performance appraisals.

* Coordinates special functions with Director and delegates to staff as appropriate. Assures quality and timeliness.

* Maintains CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident and employee information to assure their privacy is protected. Support and uphold all federal, state and local regulatory laws and standards and LSS policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

* A minimum of a high school diploma. Graduate of accredited courses in food production or service management preferred.

* Two years experience in supervisory capacity in a restaurant, or a related health care/ retirement facility preferred. Training in cost control, food management preferred.

* A minimum three years quantity cooking or restaurant cooking.

* Must be certified in food service sanitation.

* Knowledge of dietary practices and procedures, as well as the laws, regulations and guidelines governing dietary functions in a Health Care Facility preferred.

* This position requires the ability to make sound, independent decisions and possess leadership skills such as planning, organizing and directing staff. The position also requires patience, tact and a cheerful disposition as well as being willing to handle residents concerns in a respectful manner.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical activities, demands and working conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

Able to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc, in excess of 50 pounds throughout the work day.

Employee regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle, finger, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

Employee frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Employee occasionally required to climb or balance self.

A well lighted and ventilated working area that has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat).

Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly , emotionally upset, and at times hostile residents within the facility.

Subject of frequent interruptions. Subject to falls, burns, odors, etc., throughout the work day.

May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B virus.

Subject to sudden temperature changes.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Minimal exposure to chemicals and hazardous waste.

Appropriate ergonomic and personal safety equipment is provided as needed.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.

Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.

JOB FAMILY:

Dining Services

SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS:

40

WORK SHIFT:

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Hours: May be scheduled as early as 6 am and as late as 8 pm depending on daily needs
Normal expected shifts: 830 am-5 pm / 930 am-6 pm / 1130 am-8 pm; alternate weekends 6 am - 230 pm
Expectations: Supervising kitchen staff and Independent dining room, recipe planning, menu planning, menu pricing, preparing meals, cleaning & ensuring clean and sanitary working environment according to state regulations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

The Chef oversees the work of the cooking staff in the production of all menu items, in accordance with production schedules in a timely manner. The Chef assures that all foods are prepared and cooked in accordance with specified recipes and procedures; that foods served to residents are of a high quality meeting LSS standards and safe food handling procedures.

Upholds the philosophy, core values and goals of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live