Acadia Healthcare Dietary Aide in Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, implements menus and coordinates food preparation servicing all residents and staff within the facility. Performs and coordinates food production, cleaning, maintenance, and inventory control activities, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures, quality standards, cost parameters, and appropriate regulatory requirements.

Works as an hourly employee in accordance with established policies as outlined in the employee handbook. The employee in this position is expected to give two weeks notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 180 days is required.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards.

  • Knowledge of appropriate regulations, standards, and guidelines for the preparation, production, and handling of food in an institutional environment.

  • Knowledge of basic nutritional requirements.

  • Knowledge or ordering and inventory control.

  • Good knowledge of sanitation techniques.

  • Ability to read and write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

  • Ability to work as a team player.

  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situate

Physical, mental, special demands and working conditions:

  • Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform dietary work.

  • Frequently exposed to extreme temperatures, fumes, smoke, and hazardous chemicals.

  • May have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases.

  • Ability to read printed materials.

  • Ability to communicate in person, over the telephone and/or radio.

  • Ability to work assigned hours per week.

  • Ability to walk and stand, for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to bend, twist, push, pull, stoop, crouch, crawl, squat and kneel.

Machines, tools, equipment:

  • Ovens, Gas Stoves, pots, pans, dishes.

  • Electric Slicer, Dishwasher, Freezer, Refrigerator.

  • Brooms, mops, etc.