Food Services Worker, Contract, Per Diem, 40 Hours Per Week Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center 10 reviews

Agency information: Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is a 51-bed psychiatric hospital serving the State’s geographic area that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a state-wide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and their community and personal supports to provide recovery oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create.

Job duties: This is maintenance and personal services work in preparing and serving food in institutional dining rooms, kitchens, and wards. Work involves some food and simple special diet preparation and related light housekeeping and kitchen cleanup tasks. Work is performed under immediate supervision. Representative tasks include:

Cleans and washes pots, pans, and serving containers in order to comply with required cleanliness and sanitary standards.

Cleans and washes work areas in order to comply with established safety and sanitary standards.

Cleans tables, utensils, and storage shelves in order to comply with established sanitary standards.

Prepares, processes, peels, and cuts vegetables and other food stuffs in order to assist with meal preparation.

Practices good personal hygiene in order to present a neat, clean appearance.

Serves food from steam tables and food carts in order to assist in providing meals to patients.

Prepares simple foods such as eggs, toast, tea, coffee, and cereals in order to assist in meeting the nutritional needs of patients.

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in food services.

This is a per diem, contract position offering no benefits or guarantee of continuing employment. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $16.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Food Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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