Food Service Worker II/Trainer/Asst. Manager
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Austin, TX

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Food Service Worker II
The Food Service Worker II works a designated four (4) hour shift in the Central Kitchen and/or at a variety of satellite areas, under the general supervision of a Food Service Manager. Maintains sufficient knowledge of duties and related work to satisfy the requirements of the job and must be able to perform each essential and marginal function satisfactorily. Performs training and monitoring responsibilities of the FSW I to ensure the efficient performance of duties. They also performs routine food service work. Work involves preparing, portioning, distributing and serving food; and sanitation of equipment, work areas, dishes, utensils and pots and pans. Handles food in accordance with federal, state and HACCP guidelines. Follows safety procedures and practices for kitchen and food service work. Other duties may be required which are reasonably related to the essential or marginal functions of the positions.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Trains the FSW I in preparing, serving and cleaning and their daily required duties. (30%)
Monitors the FSW I assignments to assure that all assignments follow the food service procedures (15%)
Assists in the preparation of the food and portioning of food for individual clients according to their special needs following the food service procedures. (10%)
Assists in service of food to clients according their special needs following the food service procedures. (10%)
Participates in distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manner according to the food service policies. (5%)
Follows proper food handling in accordance to federal, state and HACCP guidelines. (10%)
Follows the sanitation procedures for sanitation of dishes and food service equipment. (5%)
Follows the sanitation procedures for cleaning central kitchen areas and satellite areas. (5%)
Observes safety procedures and practices for kitchen and food service work. (5%)
Utilizes computer skills to efficiently complete job tasks. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of methods of preparing and serving foods in large quantities.
Knowledge of therapeutic and texture modified diets.
Knowledge of training of food service personnel.
Knowledge of adaptive feeding devices.
Knowledge of common institutional food service equipment and tools.
Knowledge of food service sanitation techniques.
Knowledge of proper food handling techniques.
Ability to operate institutional kitchen appliances and equipment in a safe manner.
Ability to lift and move moderately heavy items (29 lbs.) as appropriate safely.
Ability to express oneself effectively and in a professional manner, communicating information clearly and effectively.
Ability to work effectively with food service staff, direct care staff, clients and others.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work competently under pressure meeting deadlines.
Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to use computers or ability to learn to an acceptable level of competency.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Knowledge of methods used in preparing and serving large quantities of food.
Knowledge of modified diets and experience with adaptive feeding devices and institutional kitchen equipment.
Knowledge of food storage and sanitation regulations.
Experience preferred in training food service employees
Knowledge of general food service sanitation techniques.
Knowledge of food handling techniques.

Additional Information:
This position requires the ability to work in variable environmental conditions, such as excesive and constant noise, temperature fluctuations, working around equipment with moving parts, walking inside and outside on slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Position requires working alone and working closely with others. The position requires physical ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and the ability to do light to moderate lifting and carrying (up to 29 pounds), bending, stooping , twisting, kneeling and pushing. Position also requires ability to see, hear (with or without aid), write, count, read and speak. Additional Austin State Supported Living Center requirements: Attend orientation during the first six days of employment on an 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. schedule. Able to work rotating work patterns which includes working on some week-ends.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

**All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screen, criminal history,and registry clearance for employment. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to random drug testing.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Requisition #218105