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Food Service Specialist

Department: 020 - Dietary
Location: Leesburg, FL

FUNCTION: This employee is to work as assigned within the Dietary Department to prepare, serve and/or deliver food to Inpatient clients, Board meetings, GRTS, Phoenix House, Full Circle, and other staff functions. This employee is also responsible for kitchen sanitation and cleanliness including, but not limited to, dishes, pots/pans, washing and routine cleaning of the dietary equipment, floors and storage area.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves food to clients in the cafeteria, delivers meals to ACU clients and stocks snacks in unit galleys. Properly washes and sanitizes all dishes, utensils, pot/pans and cooking equipment, as well as putting them away in an orderly fashion. Properly disposes of garbage at end of working day. Performs routine housekeeping duties as related to kitchen and eating areas. Put away deliveries of food and supplies received from suppliers. Operates dishwashing equipment to insure proper cleaning of all dishes, utensils, pots/pans and glasses. Cleans dishwasher’s work area; keep worktables, shelves and sinks clean; empties waste paper cans and garbage cans after each mean and wash. Washes kitchen floor daily and any other area as designated by Food Services Manager. Shall be instructed in proper food preparation, handling and storage techniques. Attends scheduled in-services. Adheres to all departmental and company procedures.


KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Requires long periods of standing, must be able to perform all physical duties as outlined in Job Task Analysis. Will be required to answer phone and take accurate messages. Shall have knowledge in sanitizing and cleaning techniques and to use all kitchen equipment accurately and safely.



1)     Age Specific: Knowledge

2)     Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness

3)     Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Thinking Skills

4)     Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI Commitment, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety

5)     Performance Specific: Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Medication Issues, Psychosocial Interventions


JUDGMENT: Common sense and good judgement are important to job performance.




Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.


Experience: Minimum of one year experience preferred but not required.


Personal Qualities: Self-motivated, detail oriented and exhibit initiative on the job as well as a willingness to learn additional duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Special Factors: Must maintain good communication skills with staff and clients.


Essential Function: Use of general kitchen appliances and cleaning equipment, serving food to inpatient and/or residential clients.


Staff Development: Completes all administrative and competency requirements as identified in his/her Individual Training Plan.

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