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Food Service Assistant - Paid
Title:Food Service Assistant - Paid
Department:Women's Resource Center
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Food Service Assistant

Schedule:        Four ten hour days - Tuesday through Friday, 6:30am-5:00pm
Rate of pay:     $14/hour

Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities.

The Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center exists to meet the needs of women experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, case management, life skills training, and connection to services and resources. Our Food Service Assistants help run the kitchen facilities at the Women's Resource Center. We serve three meals daily for approximately 200 clients, 365 days a year, and you will get to regularly interact with clients, staff, and our dedicated volunteers! Success in this job takes kitchen skills, empathy, the ability to hold boundaries with clients and volunteers, and reliability. Food Service Assistants help our Food Service Coordinator and Volunteer Engagement Specialists with food preparation and service while practicing proper food handling and maintaining safe and clean conditions in the kitchen.

Essential Duties
  • Assist in serving three meals and two snacks per day.
  • Serve meals at daily scheduled times.
  • Maintain kitchen, food storage, equipment in working order and to Health Department standards.
  • Report any kitchen upkeep needs to Food Service Coordinator or Volunteer Engagement Manager.
  • Operate, maintain dishwashers and complete washing of dishes and flatware.
  • Prepare eating areas for meal times and clean up.
  • Pickup and organize all food orders, deliveries and donations and report supply needs to the Food Service Coordinator.
  • Assist Volunteer Engagement Specialist to provide clear direction regarding food services. Facilitate running the kitchen and implement safe food handling practices with volunteers.
  • Perform other functions as necessary or assigned.
  • Attend work on a regular and predictable basis.
  • Hold a Food Handler’s permit or obtain one upon hire.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse workforce, clients, and the public.
  • High school diploma, GED, and/or one (1) to two (2) years experience in food service for large groups
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with clients, volunteers and co-workers.
  • Remain calm and respond appropriately in crises.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to changes.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a current driver’s license and have a good driving record.
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • Regularly lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for hours at a time.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

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Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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