• Dietary Coordinator (034)

    Location US-MI-Nunica
    Position Type Regular Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Service Line
    Hope Network-Behavioral Health Services
    Hours per Week
    Department Name
    Harbor Point East
  • About Us

    Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.


    The Dietary Coordinator is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Ordering and preparing food, and maintaining a kitchen in accordance with current applicable Federal, State and local standards, guidelines, and regulations, our established policies and procedures, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.  A Dietary Coordinator is delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out all assigned duties.



    This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.


    1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.

    2. Supervise the planning of special events for consumers and staff including, but not limited to the following: Holiday events, family functions/picnics, etc.

    3. Participate in all team meetings and staff meetings as assigned

    4. Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc. as directed (i.e. Proper food handling, sanitation procedures, etc.). Successfully complete all required training

    5. Participate in all inspections performed by authorized government agencies as needed. 

    6. Maintain confidentiality of all resident information.

    7. Assure that the preparation, storage and service of food is in accordance with sanitary regulations and established policies and procedures.  Follow established Infection Control and Universal Precautions policies and procedures when performing daily tasks.  Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies. Plan and prepare meals for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus, utilizing standardized recipes and diet orders.   Document any menu changes and make only authorized substitutions. Assure that food and supplies are readily available for the next meal’s preparation by reviewing the upcoming menus

    8. Assure that daily and weekly scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures. Assure that dietary service work areas, storage rooms, and equipment are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner, and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

    9. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter and intra departmental personnel within the facility to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents and staff.

    10. Other duties as assigned.


    Addendum for Essential Functions if Applicable for multiple departments:
    1. Safe Serve Certification required by Senior Meals- Side By Side Program
    2. Order Meals based on attendance
    3. Provide those with special diets alternative meals
    4. Follow guidelines set by Senior Meals on Wheels for a congregate meal site
    5. Heat food to appropriate temperature
    6. Serve participants hot meal once it is at a safe temperature
    7. Follow participants dietary preferences and restrictions
    8. Sanitize kitchen area before and after serving
    9. Check all fridge temps that have food items in them and report any concerns to management
    10. Document participants and volunteers who receive meals
    11. Prep afternoon snack and create snack menu
    12. Complete inventory check supplies monthly


    Educational / Talent Requirements:

    1. High School Diploma or equivalent
    2. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and verbal formats to meet position responsibilities.
    3. Ability to cook a variety of foods in large quantities
    4. Must be able to taste and smell food to determine quality and palatability
    5. Ability to actively support the mission of Hope Network Behavioral Services corporate policy.
    6. Ability to work independently with some flexibility
    7. Ability to self-direct
    8. Demonstrated leadership skills


    Work Experience Requirements:

    1. Prefer 1 to 2 years of dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility.
    2. Excellent Written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Previous work experience required

    Performance Requirements:


    1. Demonstrated ability to manage resources, make decisions and exercise good judgment.
    2. Ability to self-direct.
    3. Must be able to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 7am- 8pm, seven days a week. Weekends and Holidays may be required.
    4. Maintain a detailed log of daily work related activities such as tasks completed.
    5. Perform administrative tasks such as completing all necessary and required forms, reports, etc. and submitting to your direct supervisor in a timely fashion.



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