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The Montecito Senior Living - Food Service

This is a Contract position in Peoria, AZ posted August 1, 2021.

Reports To: Culinary Director

Mission Statement:

Our mission:

Celebrating the ART of life at all stages through managed Retirement, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer communities by anticipating and
meeting residents’ needs with the highest levels of expertise, compassion, and quality care.

Employees of Artēgan Communities are considered a Member of the Artēgan family so will hereafter be referred to as Member(s) in all Artēgan documents.

Position Summary:
Promotes rich living experiences for residents living within the community, promoting the Artēgan “Celebrating the Art of Life” philosophy. Responsible for
effectively clearing tables (as requested), washing dishes, putting away dishes, and assisting with kitchen sanitization. Responsible for maintaining and
promoting the integrity of the First Impressions Program.

All duties will be performed in accordance with established community standards, policies and procedures, resident service objectives, and resident rights
policies and objectives.

All of Artēgan community Member team members are responsible and have full accountability for fulfillment of the mission of Artēgan.


  • Current Food Handlers Permit for state in which employed, if required.
  • Drug and alcohol free test; able to pass criminal background check.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • May be required to work weekends, holidays and after-hours.
  • Promoting the Artēgan “celebrating the art of life” philosophy.
  • The Member may be subject to falls, exposure to odors, etc. including the potential exposure to HIV and Hepatitis B viruses.
  • The Member may be exposed to resident’s domestic pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc.)
  • May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test on file.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Be a team player and behave in a professional manner at all times while in the course of employment and/or on the community premises.
  • Avoid sharing personal information with residents and/or their family members.
  • Have a current Food Handler’s Permit for state in which employed, if required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English
  • Physically able to lift up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis, and 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Physically able to carry up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 25 pounds on a rare basis for up to 100 yards.
  • Physically able to stand and walk up to 95% of the workday.
  • Physically able to push/pull the supply/meal cart.
  • Physically able to climb stairs and climb onto and off of a three-step stepstool.
  • Physically able to twist, bend, stoop, crouch and kneel occasionally to frequently throughout the workday.
  • Physically able to handle, grasp and reach occasionally to frequently throughout the workday.
  • Able to hear and speak as necessary to communicate with residents, coworkers, visitors and guests.
  • Able to see as necessary to do their job safely.
  • Be honest, trustworthy, patient, dependable, and courteous.
  • Ability to work well with others and be able to follow instructions (oral and written) accurately, timely and efficiently.
  • Maintain a professional appearance while on-site and/or in the course of employment.
  • Be drug and alcohol free. May be subject to random or specified drug and alcohol screening (see Member Handbook).
  • Have the ability to tactfully deal with community personnel, residents, family members, visitors, etc.
  • Have the ability to multi-task.
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Have documentation of TB testing in compliance with community standard/policy and state law.
  • Have required background check with no convictions in violation of applicable state/federal laws and no disqualifying events.
  • Be willing to work as a team member with other staff and handle residents appropriately on whatever maturity or cognition level the resident iscurrently functioning.
  • Understand and work at all times with Standard Precautions and prevent the spread of infections and disease.
  • Become familiar with and follow community standards, policies and procedures.
  • Be able to work independently, make appropriate decisions in emergencies and safeguard resident safety and wellbeing while on duty.
  • All Members are required to be awake and alert during their entire work shift. Sleeping on the job site is unacceptable, even in Community breakrooms.
  • Members may be paid for meal breaks when they are required to be on-call, such as night shift or Members accompanying residents on outings.
  • Members who are paid for lunch periods due to being on-call during lunch and breaks may not leave the Community during paid break/meal times. If this paid meal break occurs during a resident outing, the Member must stay with the residents during the paid meal break.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Listed below is an outline of the duties and responsibilities that the Member may be required to perform. This listing of expectations is not to be construed as
an all-inclusive list and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the Member will be required to perform.

  • Washing/Drying and storing dishes following established procedures.
  • Maintain clean, well-organized dish-pit.
  • Complete daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Keeps equipment in kitchen clean per schedule.
  • Washing edges and legs of table as scheduled/needed.
  • Assists with clearing tables and setting up dining area as requested.
  • Complete daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly cleaning duties as assigned.
  • May assist with putting away orders/stock as requested.
  • Removing/throwing away garbage at end of shift and/or between meals.
  • Becomes familiar with resident’s rights and the responsibility as a mandated reporter.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Every effort has been made to make the Comprehensive Job Description as complete as possible. 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 a logical assignment to the position. This is in no way considered a contract and the Member signature below indicates that the Member
understands this employment is at will and not guaranteed for any specific period of time.