Wilsonville, Oregon

Overview

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:

• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

• Benefit plan package

• Employee Stock Purchase Program

• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit

• Associate Compassion Fund

• Associate Discounts

• Identity theft protection

• Pet savings and insurance plans

• Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:

• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.

• Paid Time Off

• Adoption Benefit

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

• Voluntary STD and LTD

Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.

Responsibilities

Plans, manages, and coordinates activities of the dining services department at one or more locations, and provides food services for residents and employees.

  • Develops standards for organization and supervision of dining services.
  • Maintains quality dining services within the prescribed budget.
  • Determines quality and quantity of food required; plans menus and controls food costs; may be scheduled to prepare meals.
  • Oversees the food preparation and cooking, to ensure meals are prepared per company procedures.
  • Makes frequent inspections of all work, storage, and serving areas to determine that regulations governing food safety and sanitation are followed.
  • Prepares cleaning schedule, production worksheet and staff schedules.
  • Maintains inventory of food and nonfood items.
  • Selects, orients, and trains new employees in department; effectively delegates authority to dining services staff to ensure effective flow of materials and services.
  • Develops and directs cost control system; prepares and submits department budget to director.
  • Provides nutrition education and counseling for residents; presents dining services education program to dining services and other staff as needed.
  • Ensures safe work procedures are developed and followed, to include those relating to employee injuries, prevention, and infection control.
  • Ensures a continuous quality improvement program is in place and appropriate follow-up occurs.


  • This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Two to four years experience in commercial kitchen, operation and line cooking, and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    Current ServSafe Certification required. State food service certification required, if applicable. ACF Certified Sous Chef (CSC) preferred.

    Management/Decision Making
    Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.

    Knowledge and Skills
    Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Familiarity with Microsoft software preferred. Basic typing skills are essential. A thorough knowledge of food safety and sanitation, culinary nutrition, and supervisory management is required.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Standing
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • On-Call on an as needed basis
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Exposure to latex
    • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Requires Travel: Occasionally
    • Vision

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

    Wilsonville, Oregon

    People just like you, who are seeking active adult living and inspired senior lifestyles for themselves and for loved ones, are turning to Brookdale Senior Living® communities.  With us, excellent service and care are a given, where we excel is the experience. From the first day you move in, you're a familiar name, treated as an individual and a respected member of the family. As the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and as a leading national provider of senior-related services, Brookdale provides active retirement living and care services for thousands of seniors and their families.  Our assisted living facilities, independent living communities and continuing care retirement communities offer trained and dedicated staff. Our commitment is to help you or your loved one achieve and maintain long-term health and wellness. Brookdale currently operates more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states across the nation. Each day, some 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings.  As testimony to our success, Brookdale retirement living and assisted living communities consistently generate high resident satisfaction ratings, demonstrating our pride, commitment to quality, and service excellence.  At Brookdale Senior Living, we are committed to creating positive, stimulating ways for you to continue living your life with meaning and purpose.

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