Dietary Aide (Full & Part-Time)


STATUS: Hourly

General Summary

We are looking for a detail-oriented dietary aide to assist in devising healthy, nutritious meal plans for patients and residents in assisted living and nursing home. The dietary aide’s responsibilities include guiding people according to their dietary requirements, helping prepare healthy food, helping with cleaning and maintaining kitchens and dining areas, delivering food to residents, and taking and maintaining kitchen stock. The dietary aide will work to ensure that residents receive food that is safe for them to eat and that meets their individual nutrition guidelines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to working with persons who are ill, disabled, elderly and/or emotionally upset.
  2. Reviewing patients’ dietary requirements and preferences and discussing them with Dieticians to develop healthy menus and nutritional care plans.
  3. Preparing individual dietary menus based on patients’ medical conditions, physical health, preferences, and distastes.
  4. Assisting with meal preparation and serving.
  5. Inspecting special diet trays to ensure they comply with the dietary restrictions.
  6. Monitoring patients’ eating habits and reporting problems with swallowing, chewing, or loss of appetite.
  7. Counseling and educating patients and their families on proper nutrition.
  8. Assisting the Cook with determining kitchen supplies and stock for the day, as well as checking and maintaining stock levels.
  9. Assisting with cleaning duties in the kitchen and dining areas.
  10. Maintaining current knowledge of recent health food trends and cooking techniques.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  2. Excellent cooking skills and the ability to successfully operate cooking equipment.
  3. The ability to comply with sanitation regulations.
  4. Good communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  5. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to follow instructions


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