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Food Service Assistant - Paid
Food Service Assistant - Paid
Women's Resource Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

Food Service Assistant

Schedule: Full Time, Wednesday - Sunday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Pay rate: $16 per hour

Benefits: Approximate benefits package value: $20,000+

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
    • Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
  • $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
  • $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly).
  • Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off.

Volunteers of America, Utah builds a community-supported bridge that provides a path for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance.

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.
  • At least one year of experience in a structured kitchen environment.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with clients, volunteers and co-workers.
  • Remain calm and respond appropriately in crises.
  • 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.
  • Pass Utah DHS - Office of Licensing background screening for those working with vulnerable populations.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to move around the facility and be on your feet for an extended amount of time.
  • Work is generally performed in the kitchen, with some computer and desk time
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs.

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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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