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Dining Services Aide 

Position Details Dining Services Aide Full Time Days  
Shift Hours 6:00am- 2:30pm  
Number of Bi-weekly Hours 80 hours per biweekly pay  
Days of the week Vary  
Weekends/Holidays Every other weekend and holiday  

At Frederick Living, we know our incredible team members are critical to the quality environment and compassionate care we provide our residents. In the spirit of Christian love and stewardship, we offer competitive and attractive Benefits & Perks for our Team Members:

Full-Time Team Members (30+ hours per week):

  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, and RX on your FIRST Day of Employment!
  • Company Paid Group Life Insurance/Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability (after 90 days)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 

Full Time & Part-Time Team Members:

  • All-Purpose Leave (APL)
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan: Eligible on your FIRST Day of Employment!
    • Employer match after 2 years of service 


For All Team Members:

  • On-Site Gym
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Compassion and Relief Fund
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discount Programs
  • 24-hour coffee/tea service
  • Appreciation Days & Special Events
  • Potential for Annual Resident Christmas Bonus and Increases

The Dining Services Aide will support the Frederick Living Mission of caring for and enriching the lives of older adults with the following essential responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate correct hand washing and glove usage.
  • Use correct safety procedures: use of potholders, wet floor signs, safety shoes, etc.
  • Demonstrate how to operate dish machine and knows correct wash and final rinse temperatures. Knows corrective action if wash/final rinse temperatures are not meeting standards.
  • Demonstrates correct labeling and dating procedures.
  • Demonstrates proper food storage techniques.
  • Demonstrates how to correctly sweep and mop floors.
  • Uses knives and cutting boards appropriately.
  • Demonstrates how to operate small equipment: griddle, can opener, toaster, etc.
  • Demonstrates how to prepare non-cooked menu items: sandwiches, sides, entree salads, etc.
  • Demonstrates correct portioning of all menu items during meal service consistent with menu extensions using the correct serving utensils, etc.
  • Demonstrates correct dining room set-up, service and clean-up techniques.
  • Demonstrates proper transport of tray carts for resident safety.
  • Able to read and interpret patient/resident meal tickets and serve meal consistent with prescribed resident diets & textures.
  • Demonstrates appropriate refuse disposal.
  • Follows assigned cleaning schedules.
  • Accurately record meal completion percentages on meal tickets.
  • Understands the urgency of responding to resident and staff requests and letting the customer know we value their time and input.
  • Maintains clean uniform, apron and appropriate hair restraint.
  • Record food temperatures consistent with food safety guidelines, assuring foods are maintained at proper food temperatures throughout service.
  • Record all refrigerator, freezer and dish machine temperatures. Assure temperatures are in proper range, notifying appropriate staff of any irregularities.
  • Create a pleasant dining experience: addressing residents by name, welcoming them to the dining room, assisting residents in wheelchair back to room, if needed.
  • Act consistently as a team player.
  • Attend all required in-services and trainings.
  • Demonstrate service based on person-centered care principles.
  • Abide by the organization’s code of conduct in the performance of their duties.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Personal Behaviors:

  • Uphold the Frederick Living Mission Statement.
  • Demonstrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence.
  • Provide excellent customer service to residents, staff, volunteers, families, visitors and vendors.
  • Communicate effectively with all customers, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing in English.
  • Function independently.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to perform multidisciplinary tasks.
  • Maintain resident and staff confidentiality.
  • Support person-centered care.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to hear, feel, see, smell and speak adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to pull, push, reach and stand adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to lift in excess of 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work in inside environmental conditions.
Position Requirements

Frederick Living puts our Core Values into action: Respect for each unique individual, and a commitment to Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence in all we do. Join our team today; Live well with us!

Along with an excellent work ethic, successful candidates will have:

  • High School diploma preferred, but not required.
  • Experience preferred, but not required
About the Organization Frederick Living is a close-knit not-for-profit continuing care retirement community nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. For over 125 years, our focus has been on living well in every aspect of our lives-body, mind, and spirit. Rooted in our Mennonite heritage, we honor the dignity and autonomy of each person who lives and works here, regardless of their faith journey. In everything we do, we're oriented toward building authentic, friendly community, and togetherness. We seek to engage each individual in a rich life marked by curiosity, learning, and a sense of purpose.  
Location 2849 Big Road, Zieglerville, PA 19492  
EOE Statement Frederick Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.  
Req Number DIN-23-00002  

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