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 100 programs and over 3,400 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.
As part of the Telecare Family, Gladman is licensed as a 40-bed Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC) providing sub-acute psychiatric treatment to adults 18 and older.
Employment Status:On-Call, Per Diem
The Food Service Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all food service related activities for all of the Casa’s in collaboration with the consultant dietician. This individual will work closely with the Casa Managers and the Residential Counselors to organize the dietary services for the program. Essential to this role is the ability to plan, organize, and manage the food service program.
Individual in this position should in possession of, or obtain, the CA state-recognized Safe Food Preparation Certificate
Must have a valid California driver’s license, vehicle and a motor vehicle record clearance
The desire to work with mentally impaired adults is essential.
If position requires CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid, must receive training within 30 days of employment and remain current on those trainings 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
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in nutrition, dietetics or a related field is preferred
A background in food service or nutrition is preferred as well as familiarity with managing budgets
Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the 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 programs 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 receive suggestions related 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.
Does shopping 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 program residents.
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.
Inventories supplies on hand.
Responsible for all activities relating 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 with 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.
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, crawl, climb, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, bend, twist, reach and to do simple and power grasping of up to 50 pounds. 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
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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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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.