Dietary Aide

Location Address

Lake Park Center
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
United States

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Basic Function

  • To assist cook in providing nutritional meals by preparing and serving meals in an attractive manner, and to maintain a high standard of sanitation and safety.

Essential Duties

  • Stores food properly – in containers and off the floor.
  • Correctly stores toxic items.
  • Uses appropriate and timely hand washing techniques.
  • Follows proper sanitation and infection control procedures.
  • Covers food en route to serving area.
  • Delivers meals on time in on an organized and efficient manner.
  • Follows correct procedure for isolation trays.
  • Obtains substitutes/increased portions as requested.
  • Verifies resident tray with dietary card and resident.
  • Follows safe and proper procedures for hot/steam carts.
  • Delivers nourishment and dietary supplements to units per schedule.
  • Provides fresh drinking water to all residents per schedule.
  • Brings special eating utensils and equipment to unit or dining room.
  • Properly disposes of garbage and waste.
  • Sanitizes food preparation equipment, dishes, utensils per Policy and Procedure.
  • Maintains equipment in clean, safe, functional manner.
  • Returns items to proper place.

Supervision Received

  • Receives supervision from Dietary Manager/cook in charge.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Food service experience preferred.
  • No records for abuse, neglect or mistreatment or for misappropriation of property.
  • Prompt and regular attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic Math skills when adjusting recipes, which included measuring and scaling.
  • Ability to read, write and make simple calculations and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to cook variety of food in large quantities and be familiar with required seasonings and cooking time.

Working Conditions

  • Works in well lighted but hot, humid and noisy area.
  • Subject to interruptions.
  • Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.
  • Frequent exposure to cleaning chemicals.
  • Provided with necessary protective equipment and devices.
  • Frequent change between hot and cold work areas.