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Site Assistant - Sr. Nutrition

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

Site Assistant - Sr. Nutrition

Round Rock, TX
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    The Site Assistant is responsible for assisting with meal planning, preparation, and delivery through Meals On Wheels (MOW), OWBC Seniors Centers, and/or OWBC Head Start programs. This position could become be the primary designated delivery driver for MOW and/or the backup for the lead cook in their absence. The position requires general kitchen prep, monitoring, and cleaning. The Site Assistant may also help with MOW/Sr. Ctr. volunteers, and clients. The position reports to the Site Director and operates under significant supervision with limited latitude for the use of independent judgment, discretion and initiative.

    Essential Job Duties:

    Assist with meal planning/coordinating, preparation, and delivery/distribution

    Site Assistant could serve as kitchen lead in the absence of Lead Cook

    Site Assistant could serve as PRIMARY meal delivery driver subject to agency requirements for operating company vehicles

    Deliver meals to Meals on Wheels participants using personal or OWBC vehicle

    Adhere agency and other policies, practices and standards related to safety, health, food handling, etc. e.g. ability to acquire CPR/First Aid, Food Handlers, or other job-related certifications

    Adhere to OWBC, Meals on Wheels, and other regulatory agencies policies and procedures regarding food handling

    Wash pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and other kitchen utensils by hand (if required)

    Clean/operate industrial kitchen machinery, such as dishwasher, sealer, oven, etc.

    Mop and sweep kitchen and dining area, sanitize areas such as counter tops, cabinets, handles, and refrigerators, (and bathrooms if applicable) daily and/or as needed

    Empty and clean all trash receptacles

    Ensure perishable and non-perishable foods and leftovers are labeled, dated and properly stored

    Assist with food preparation for home delivery or serving on-site congregates

    Assist with kitchen management including general cleaning/custodial issues

    Assist with menu posting and documenting and tracking kitchen inventory

    Ensure refrigerator and freezers are cleaned, defrosted, and temperatures are recorded daily

    Provide general office assistance such as answering phones, drafting correspondence, data entry

    Assist with the coordination of volunteers for kitchen assistance and meal delivery

    Ensure the confidentiality of information pertaining to program participants, staff, students and families

    Assist and support the Lead Cook, volunteers or any other program staff as needed or requested

    Ensure the confidentiality of information pertaining to program participants, staff, students and families

    All employees are expected to adhere to OWBC ethics expectations

    Must be able to cooperate and work effectively with others

    Must be diplomatic, honest and fair

    Regular and Punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

    Perform other duties as assigned or as they become apparent

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.

    Ability to operate a kitchen, order food, read and follow recipes.

    Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and remain in good standing with state requirements.

    Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

    Ability to ensure compliance with regulatory agency requirements and policies.

    Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.

    Ability to respect confidentiality at all times.

    Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

    Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Trainings:

    High school diploma or GED.




    Valid Texas driver’s license and current liability insurance.

    Food Handler Certification.

    Obtain and keep current Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid certifications.

    Mental / Physical Tasks (F= Frequent, O=Occasional, R=Rarely):

    F Standing- required when making copies, meeting people, moving from work area to work area

    F Handling- reports, vehicles, laptop, keys

    F Hearing/Talking/Listening-communicate with employees and others, answer the telephone, participate in meetings, give presentations

    F Fine Dexterity-operate computer, calculator, to write, mouse, projector tools

    F Sitting-performing work at desk, while reading, writing, in meetings, driving, riding in vehicle to sites and meetings

    O Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling-plug in equipment, when connecting PC components, plugging in cords, open lower desk drawers

    F Walking-from vehicle to site, area to area, to copier

    F Bending/Twisting – to reach files, reports, handle paper, reach drawers

    F Grasping/Holding-holding binders, phones, tablet, work resources

    F Balancing – standing, reaching, driving

    F Lifting/Carrying-report binders, paper, laptop, supplies up to 45 lbs.

    F Vision-to drive and assist individuals in medical need

    F Pushing/Pulling – open/close file/copier drawers, open & close doors, rolltop carriers

    F Foot Controls – driving

    F Driving –scheduled & unscheduled trips to and from meetings and sites

    F Reaching-to answer phone, reach files, reports, plug in laptop

    Working Conditions:

    Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.

    Working on weekends, evenings and some holiday may be required.