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Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark Dining Services Associate - Part Time: COVID-only Care Center in Amherst, New York

Elderwood is growing and we want you to grow with us!

Elderwood at Amherst is seeking a part time Dining Service Associate for the DAY shift: 6:15am-2:15pm.


The pandemic continues to be one of the most difficult challenges we have faced in our lifetime. Few know this better than our healthcare workers who have been there to answer the call to protect the most vulnerable among us since day one of the pandemic, this includes our non-clinical workers. Dietary Team members are a critical funtion of daily operations inside our facility.

With COVID-19 cases surging in Western New York, Elderwood has responded by establishing a COVID-only care facility to provide an effective way to isolate and care for residents recovering from COVID-19 and mitigate the spread of the virus within other Elderwood senior care communities in Western New York.

As a COVID-only care center, the 92-bed Elderwood at Amherst facility will care for residents recovering from COVID-19 transferred from area Elderwood communities and discharged from area hospitals. This maximizes the effectiveness of isolation protocols in senior care facilities, allows them to allocate staff more efficiently, and decompresses demand on acute care beds in the region.

We are seeking Full Time & Part Time Dining Service Associates - Position Overview:

  • Dining Service Assistant (DSA) team members are responsible for ensuring the health and wellbeing of our residents by being responsible for food and beverage preparation, meal service, and kitchen/equipment sanitation. This individual also assists with providing a positive experience to the residents while following all applicable regulations.

  • While establishing a COVID-only Care Center is a temporary measure, your employment with us is not! Full time and part time hires during this time are valued, permanent employees well beyond this COVID crisis.

  • Includes Appreciation Bonus Compensation for your work inside a COVID-only Care Center

Shift Options:

  • Part Time: 6:15am-2:15pm - 3 days per week

    Every other weekend requirement for all shifts
  1. Assists in the preparation and delivery of meals to residents according to department policy and position assignment.

  2. Adheres to the resident’s diet order, texture/consistency modifications, and menu preferences during the preparation and service of food items and beverages.

  3. Performs all responsibilities of the designated position assignment during the scheduled shift in accordance with all safety regulations and standards of practice.

  4. May serve meals to residents in dining areas according to seating chart and instructions on resident tray tickets.

  5. Assists in care and maintenance of kitchen environment and equipment.

  6. Regularly contributes to, and actively participates in, facility and department staff meetings and inservices.

  7. May interact and communicate with residents/family members regarding meal service quality.

  8. Utilizes electronic timekeeping system as directed.

  9. Arrives to work on time, regularly, and works as scheduled.

  10. Recognizes and follows the dress code of the facility including wearing name tag at all times.

  11. Follows policy and procedure regarding all electronic devices, computers, tablets, etc.

  12. Supports and abides by Elderwood’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

  13. Abides by Elderwood’s businesses code of conduct, compliance and HIPAA policies.

  14. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator.

  • Minimum of 16 years of age

  • Employment Certificate/Permit required for applicable individuals

  • Prior customer service experience

  • ServSafe certification or willingness to obtain

  • Physical stamina necessary for constant activity

  • HS diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Prior food service, hospitality, serving, or restaurant experience desired

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Requisition ID: 2021-15275

Shift: Days

Street: 4459 Bailey Avenue