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Food Service Worker, Alameda (On-Call) - Behavioral Health 101

Hayward, California, United States

Food Service Worker, Alameda (On-Call) - Behavioral Health 101

Hayward | California | United States

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 122 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!

As part of the Telecare Family,Morton Bakar Center is a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providing psychosocial rehabilitation and skills-building support for older adults (ages 65+) with a primary diagnosis of severe mental illness.

Employment Status: On-Call

Shift:AM/PM, 5:00 am - 1:30 pm OR10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Days:Varies as needed

POSITION SUMMARY
The Food Service Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all food service related activities for all of the Casas in collaboration with the consultant dietician. This position works closely with the Casa Managers and the Residential Counselors to organize dietary services for the program. Essential to this role is the ability to plan, organize, and manage the food service program.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Possess or obtain the California state-recognized Safe Food Preparation Certificate
• Valid California driver’s license, vehicle, and a motor vehicle record clearance
• Desire to work with adults with mental impairments
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.

Preferred:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field
• Background in food service or nutrition as well as familiarity with managing budgets

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
• Plans, organizes, and directs the food service for the program
• Plans and implements cyclical menus for regular and therapeutic diets in conjunction with the consultant dietician
• Ensures follow-through by program staff related to food service items
• Manages the program’s budget related to food services
• Trains residential staff in safe food preparation skills as part of each individual’s orientation and on an annual basis thereafter
• Collaborates with administrative staff, including the program administrator and Casa Managers, on strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the program
• Meets with Casa Managers and Residential Counselors as appropriate to discuss issues related to food service, and receives suggestions related to the menu or any other relevant issues
• Assesses, monitors, and documents nutritional information regarding resident dietary needs
• Attends treatment team meetings as needed to discuss resident dietary problems
• Shops for the program or orders appropriate food supplies
• Monitors food service practices in each Casa and ensures that residents nutritional needs are met on an ongoing basis
• Conducts a weekly group related to menu planning to involve and engage members served
• Maintains refrigerator temperature logs
• Ensures good hygiene and cleanliness related to food service and conducts regular inspections to promote follow through in this area
• Is available for treatment team meetings as requested
• Maintains contact and ongoing dialogue with the consultant dietician to ensure that residents’ dietary needs are met appropriately
• Manages the food service activities of the program within allocated budgetary parameters and participates in the development of the fiscal budget
• Ensures that the kitchen areas and equipment are maintained in sanitary condition
• Purchases food supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner
• Conducts inventories of supplies on hand
• Has responsibility for all activities related to compliance to local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to food service for residential programs
• Establishes and defines standards which ensure that safe practices are consistently followed within the department
• Assesses the quality of food service in each Casa and communicates findings to the Casa Manager and program Administrator
• Establishes and maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program related to food service in each Casa
• Meets with Program Administrator as needed
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, push, pull, and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, bend, twist, reach, and to do simple and power grasping occasionally. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity and to occasionally drive and be exposed to Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.