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Kitchen Assistant  

EOE Statement It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities and will not unlawfully consider any factors of race, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any and all other unlawful biases regarding federal, state or local laws with regard to workers or applicants.  

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to be "At the Service of the Family for Life".  It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

  • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
  • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
  • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:

Under the general supervision of the Kitchen Manager/Cook, the Kitchen Assistant assists in preparing meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Cook and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen.  

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position, or in keeping with the individual’s skills and qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the HACCP standards at all times.

Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times.

Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for meals and special events according to menu, specified serving size and Managers directions.

Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three (3) days to avoid spoilage.

Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary.

Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures.

Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.

Reports to Kitchen Manager maintenance requisitions for all items in need of repair before the end of the shift.

Ensure food is completely ready to serve at established meal times.

Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Manager.

Garnish all prepared food items.

Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.

Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.

Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita

Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position

Working Conditions

Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.

Stands and walks in the kitchen for extended periods of time.

Is subject to frequent interruptions while performing duties.

Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.

Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0°F – 200°F.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.

Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.

Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. In partnered lifting.

Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.

Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent

Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility

At least 18 years of age

Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.

Active Serve Safe Certification.

Availability to work weekends and holidays.

Interpret menu and perform basic math.

Skills and Job Requirements:

Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.

Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.

Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high-quality food production according to industry standards.

Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.

Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.

Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.

Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.

Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Salary Range competitive  
Position House Assistant  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Santa Teresita  
About the Organization The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles celebrate 90 years of service to the Los Angeles Archdiocese through apostolic works in health care, education and spiritual retreats.

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