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FT Food Service Worker I

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Food Service Worker I

The Food Service Worker I performs routine food service work on a designated shift & rotation in the Central Kitchen and/or at a satellite kitchen/serving area under general supervision. Work involves preparing, portioning, distributing and serving food for regular & therapeutic diets, and sanitation of equipment, work areas, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Other duties may be required which are related to the functions of the position. Maintain sufficient knowledge of duties to satisfy the requirements of the position. Handle food in accordance with federal, state and HACCP guidelines. Follow kitchen and food safety procedures and practices. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. May work unusual or extended hours in the event of a disaster or operational necessity.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Assists in the preparation and portioning of food for prescribed diets following food service procedures.
Prepares scheduled snacks and supplements. Maintains supply of snack items.
Participates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manner according to food service policies.
Assists in serving food by following food service procedures.
Follows proper food handling in accordance to food service procedures, state, federal and HACCP guidelines.
Follows procedures for sanitation and storage of the dishes and food service equipment.
Follows required sanitation procedures for cleaning kitchen, stock room, food preparation areas and satellite areas.
Observes safety procedures and practices.
Completes required training per policy.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency?s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.


Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Knowledge of food preparation methods, of food storage standards, and sanitation regulations.
- Skill in the operation and sanitizing of food service equipment.
- Ability to prepare and serve food, to clean dining, serving, and food preparation areas according to facility/department standards, and to maintain accurate records.
- Ability to speak and read English.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- Ability to complete basic math used in cooking/preparation.
- Ability to lift minimum of 25 pounds.
- Ability to bend and reach, stand/walk on hard floors for extended period of time.
- Ability to work in hot and/or cold conditions.
- Ability to smell, taste, and see.
- Ability to work harmoniously and productively with co-workers and residents


Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Position may be required to possess valid Texas driver?s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver?s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

Must have or be able to attain Food Handler?s Card within 60 days of employment at state?s cost.


Initial Selection Criteria:
- Experience in food service work preferred but not required.

- One of the following is required:
? Paid or unpaid experience in food service work; or
? Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent; or
? Some work experience.


Additional Information:
Requisition # 476285. Salary Note: NEW STARTING SALARY OF $1981.75/month. The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 ? 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

Req #459299

MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 92G, CS, FS, 3300, 4D0X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor?s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

- Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , FT Food Service Worker I, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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