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Food Service Worker On-Call Port Orchard

at State of Washington

Pay: $14 to $17.94/hour
$14 - $17.94
Posted: 11/20/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 2399126
Keywords: food service, food

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Cultivate your culinary career and use your culinary skills to serve America's heroes! The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the recruitment for an on-call Food Service Worker at our Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard.

This position works on-call.

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.
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Some of what you will be doing: 
This is a Food Service Worker position in the satellite meal service areas or main kitchen of the Washington Veterans Home, maintaining secondary responsibility for basic food handling for all meals served to residents. 
Works in a food service department in a health care institution which provides 30,000 plus meal equivalents per month.  Approximately 70% of the meal and meal equivalents require modifications to meet resident's special meal/diet needs.

Key Responsibilities:
Portion and dish-up foods for service in the cafeteria or on the serving line following portions specified on serving guides and recipes.

Prepare food, clean and sanitize equipment and area, and comply with safe food handling practices.

Perform a variety of food preparation duties following specific sanitation principles and utilizing safe working methods.


Required Qualifications:

Current, Valid Washington State Food Handler's Permit

Ability to lift/push/pull frequently up to 40 pounds and occasionally up to 60 pounds
Preferred Qualifications:

Degree or certificate in Culinary Arts.

Serve Safe certified.

Experience  with geriatric  and/or  healthcare  institutional setting.

Experience working with residents with dementia and/or mental health diagnoses.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
Application process: 
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
Applications submitted will contain the following: 
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.
NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at:
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.