Dietary Assistant (Starting at $13.75 per hour)

Downers Grove, IL posted on January 22

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Who wants to go to a boring job? At Lifespace, we get paid to create memories for our residents!

Would you like to work with a team in a rewarding field creating healthy lifestyle diets for customers while  building lifelong relationships?

Lifespace Communities would like to introduce the opportunity to become a Dietary Assistant at Oak Trace, a CCRC community located in Downers Grove, Illinois. The shift that we are currently seeking is part time for evenings and weekends.

The Dietary Assistant is responsible for preparing and serving therapeutic diet meals to health center residents. The Dietary Assistant is also responsible for tray set-up and serving regular meals, preparing snack items and food requests for special events.

A few other details about the role:

  • Deliver and maintain a high level of customer service for the residents and guests.
  • Distribute food in accordance to dietary guidelines and individual resident meals according to specified diet orders and approved substitute menu items.
  • Prepare table set-up in room and bus tables after meals.
  • Initiate resident tray service. Ensure quality and temperature of food items. Deliver and retrieve trays by end of meal dining time.
  • Organize and stock stations with supplies.
  • Enhance work station safety and sanitary conditions which may include, but not limited to, picking up food and trash around the work area, cleaning tables, chairs, and other food service equipment and utensils.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintain knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Obtain knowledge and demonstrate the principles of Living Lifespace, person directed care and successful aging philosophies and their inherent core values of commitment, respect, compassion, dedication, team work and quality.
  • Team member will support, actively participate and act in accordance with the principles of the Living Lifespace service culture and be familiar with and fluent in the language and service pillars of Living Lifespace.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.

And here’s what you need to apply:

  • No educational requirement. Must have ability to perform basic arithmetic, understand measurements and follow written and oral instructions.
  • No experience required. A willingness to learn is needed.
  • Solid communication skills, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate resident needs.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with residents, vendors and team members.

Lifespace has enjoyed over 40 years of success and this is just the beginning. With new opportunities, continued growth, and the support from your Lifespace family get ready to ignite your life and experience Living Lifespace. 

Lifespace Communities, Inc headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, is the nation's tenth largest senior living provider of non-profit retirement communities. The organization has annual revenue of over $250 million and employs over 2,800 team members. Lifespace Communities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Through more than 40 years of existence, Lifespace has remained true to its founding ideal: to help create exceptional, financially sound communities where people could enjoy a more rewarding and secure retirement. The organization is committed to excellence and innovation in creating communities that celebrate the lives of seniors. Lifespace serves over 5,000 residents.

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