Assistant Director of Dietary Services

Posted 5 months ago

Job description

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, a long term care leader, is seeking the right individual to join our Dietary Team.

This is a supervisory position, our ideal candidate has experience in dietary service in a long term care setting.

Directly responsible for supervising all employees in the dietary Department.

Directly responsible for all aspects of the operations of the Dietary Department in the absence of the Director of Dietary Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Supervises Dietary staff by:

a) Assisting the Food Service Director with interviewing and hiring of new employees.

b) Implements and executes complete training of all new employees to include job tasks, chemical usage, departmental policies, and regulations following the department’s orientation procedures.

c) Direct supervision of Dietary employees includes monitoring performances and disciplinary actions as necessary.

d) Scheduling work assignments for department employees.

e) Scheduling sanitation assignments and monitoring the departments to maintain sanitation standards.

f) Scheduling of Test Tray dignity audits.

G) Monitoring production and service for adherence to department policies and procedures including Kosher Dietary Laws.

h) Evaluates employees as needed.

2. Responsible for monitoring departmental inventory by:

a) Primarily responsible for recording perpetual inventory on computer.

b) Performs monthly perpetual physical inventories.

c) Monitors receiving clerk and checks for accuracy

3. Participates in the Departments Quality Programs by:

a) Performing audits as directed by Food Service Director.

b) Maintaining Quality Assurance Logs as per policy.

4. Monitoring the Dining Room for resident satisfaction with meals and service.

5. Responsible for monthly billing of the Scr. & WB MOW’S and congregate meal programs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must be reliable and responsible, conforming to established work hours and maintaining an acceptable work attendance record.

Has good interpersonal skills, treats residents, families/visitors, and coworkers with courtesy.

Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Positive attitude a must.

Initiative, judgement, and decision-making ability.

Knowledge of cooking procedures.

Ability to properly use and care for food service equipment.

Awareness of all sanitation requirements under State Regulations.


Bachelors Degree in Nutrition/Food Systems Management or related field preferred or three to five years experience in supervising in health care or other volume food production operation.. Ability to read, write, speak English. Ability to follow oral and written direction. Course work may include food preparation, sanitation and storage, recipe conversion, and management skills. CDM certification required within 1st year of employment.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals as needed for recipe conversions.


Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Competitive wages and excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurances, and 403 (b) retirement plan available.

Interested candidates may apply online or call Christine Giuliani at 570-344-6177×1110


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