Dietary Aide Omaha, NE

Dietary Aide

Full Time • Omaha, NE

Job Title: Dietary Aide
Employed by: The Jewish Federation of Omaha
Agency: Jewish Social Services
Supervisor: Food Services Supervisor
Work Schedule: Weekdays, week-ends and holidays as assigned
Exemption: Non-exempt

SHIFT: 615am to 815pm (3 days a week)

Assist cooks in preparation of food for Residents, staff and visitors according to daily production sheets.


  • Experience: Food service experience preferred in the area of cooking and
    food preparation.
  • Other: Read the English language.


  1. Maintains high standard of sanitation in food handling and work area per Food Service sanitation matrix.
  2. Relieves Cooks if necessary.
  3. Reports any damaged equipment, substandard or spoiled foodstuffs to supervisor.
  4. Sets up food trays according to tray ticket, makes sure correct diet is adhered, and includes any needed nourishments.
  5. Prepares and delivers nourishments and snacks for Residents, as indicated by daily production sheets, to units.
  6. Assists in assembling food trays; assists with serving food on the tray line and in main dining room.
  7. Sets up, clears, cleans and sanitizes dining room tables and chairs.
  8. After meals, assists in cleaning of food trays and food trucks, as well as soiled dishes. Prepares for next meal with clean tableware.
  9. Detects and reports damaged equipment of any unusual condition to supervisor. Maintains supplies used for nourishments and meal preparations in a proper and sanitary manner.
  10. Insures table service in Main Dining Room is done in an effective and organized manner. Suggests revisions to Table Service Procedures when
    necessary. Provides information to maintain accurate seating chart.
  11. Provides feedback as to utilization of Food Services supplies in the units.
  12. Adheres to established kosher guidelines.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Utilize various culinary machines to carry out position responsibilities.
  • Function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to
    work effectively with Residents, personnel and support agencies.
  • Communicate in an understandable manner with Residents, staff, visitors,
    volunteers, and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Communicate with Residents who have impairments such as aphasia or
  • Communicate appropriately with Residents, facility employees, family
    members, medical staff, consultants, volunteers, government
    agencies/personnel and the public.
  • Tactfully handle situations with Residents, personnel, family members,
    visitors, government agencies/personnel, support personnel and the public.
  • Keep all Resident, employees and facility information confidential at all
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks.


  • Sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, perform fine and gross movements
    with the hands/fingers and move about intermittently throughout the
  • Push, pull or lift up to 25 pounds.


  • Must wear department uniform and wear skid resistant shoes.
  • No open shoes.
  • No fingernail polish.
  • No long fingernails.
  • Hair net or hat worn while in the food preparation area.
  • Will be working around spills, chemicals and with knives.
  • Work in well-lighted and ventilated office area(s), as well as throughout the facility (i.e., medication rooms, nurses’ stations, Resident rooms, dining
    areas, etc.)
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to blood-borne pathogens including the AIDS and Hepatitis B
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset Residents, family members, personnel and visitors.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of Residents.

Of the utmost importance is attention to excellent customer service. How we interact with clients, Residents, co-workers, community members and vendors impacts our reputation and affects our future. It is expected of all employees to complete their responsibilities with a positive attitude, enthusiasm and always-showing dignity and respect toward those we interact with.

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. It in no way states or implies that these are the only duties required. Other duties apply that are assigned.

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Benefits at a Glance

Most employers offer benefits, but the JFO provides benefits that go beyond the paycheck. We are committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive package that provides options for our employees and their families.

Benefits are effective the first of the month following after 30 days. Employees must be regularly scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week.

Health, Dental, Vision
Great rates and several options.
Long Term Disability, Group Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Employer Paid
Voluntary Life & Short Term Disability
Health Savings or Flex Spending Accounts
Retirement Plan: 403b
After one year, employer match up to 5%.
Paid Time Off
11 Paid Holiday
Discounts & Free JCC Membership
Child Care Discount, Professional License Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program
Nursing Bridge Program & Shuker Scholarship