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Gateway Hudson Valley Food Services Kitchen Assistant-Per Diem in Kingston, New York

Food Services Kitchen Assistant-Per Diem

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Job Location

Corporate Headquarters - Kingston, NY

Position Type

Per Diem

Education Level

High School

Job Category

Nonprofit - Social Services




The Food Services Kitchen Assistant is responsible for assembling / packaging meals for the Senior Mobile Meals Program and assisting in the training of interns in the food service program.




Program Operations

  • Maintain and supervise the operation of kitchen equipment and machinery

  • Ensure all side items and cool food bags are completed on a daily basis according to daily instructions

  • Collaborate with the Food Services Director and the Program Coordinator with the production numbers for sites and meal delivery

  • Responsible for the sanitation of the kitchen and food prep area as well as training interns in accepted sanitation procedures

  • Responsible for closing procedures on a daily basis


    Health, Safety, & Compliance

  • Be familiar with the Health and Safety Accident Prevention Program and abide by all health and safety rules, work practices, and regulations

  • Maintain a work environment in a clean, organized, and safe manner. Conduct daily inspections of work areas to look for unsafe conditions

  • Ensure all accidents are reported to supervisor and Human Resources, thoroughly investigated, and properly documented. Investigate near-miss incidents to determine root cause to promote accident prevention

  • Maintain practices to ensure Health and Safety compliance.

  • Use all required safety devices and personal protective equipment.

  • Train interns on all safe operating procedures and on the use of personal protective equipment


    Agency Standards

  • Demonstrate positive work attitudes and habits. Act as a role model for vocational success for trainees/interns

  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance consistent with food service standards and act as a role model

  • Attend all required meetings and trainings

  • Participate in training programs for professional growth as scheduled and approved

  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to Gateway Hudson Valleys Corporate Compliance Policy and Standards of Conduct as well as all applicable program rules, regulations and policies. Keep abreast of any changes or modifications to policies or regulations. Ensure that all staff are knowledgeable of applicable regulations, laws, and policies

  • Perform other duties as assigned





  • High School diploma



  • Minimum one year experience in commercial food services


    Licenses / Certifications:

  • First Aid & CPR certified



  • Must be able to lift up to 60lbs

  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and bend

  • Must be able to sit or stand for 8 hours per day



    Must have a favorable result from all state, federal, and agency mandated background checks



    Affirmative Action & EEO Statement:It is the policy of Gateway Hudson Valley to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.


    As part of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy, Gateway Hudson Valley will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.