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Food Service Worker II- Part Time

North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus

This is a Full-time position in Wichita Falls, TX posted August 23, 2021.

Are you ready to be professionally challenged?

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?

Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you!

The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco.

The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based.

Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

Apply now to join our team.

The Food Service Worker II performs routine (journey-level) food service work on a designated shift and rotation in the central kitchen and/or at a satellite kitchen/ serving area.

Work involves preparing, portioning, distributing, and serving food for regular and therapeutic diets, and sanitation of equipment, work areas, dishes, utensils, pots and pans.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, training other Food Service Workers; handling food in accordance with federal, state, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines; following kitchen and food safety procedures and practices.

Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency?s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Assists in the preparation and portioning of food for special diets following food service procedures.

Prepares scheduled snacks and supplements.

Maintains supply of snack items.

Participates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manner according to food service policies.

Assists in serving food by following food service procedures.

Follows proper food handling in accordance with food service procedures, state, federal and HACCP guidelines.

Receives delivery of food and supplies from vendors.

Prepares necessary paperwork in timely and correct manner.

Follows procedures for sanitation and storage of the dishes and food service equipment.

Follows required sanitation procedures for cleaning kitchen, stock room, food preparation areas, and satellite areas.

Observes safety procedures and practices.

Trains or assists in training new kitchen employees to assure a knowledgeable staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency?s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of food preparation methods
Knowledge of food storage standards and sanitation regulations
Skills in the operation and sanitizing of food service equipment
Ability to prepare and serve food
Ability to clean dining, serving, and food preparation areas according to facility/department standards
Ability to maintain accurate records
Ability to speak and read English
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to complete basic math used in cooking/preparation
Ability to work harmoniously and productively with co-workers and patients

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess or be willing to obtain a food safety certification (ServSafe, Learn to Serve, or Food Protection Manager) within the first six months of employment
If this position is required to drive, must possess a valid Texas driver license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date to drive a state vehicle.

Applicants with an out-of-state driver license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure.

Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in food service work.

Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED preferred.

Additional Information:
Req# 484083
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS HR Policy starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

For internal applicants, there can be limitations in consideration of applicant?s current classification and salary and is dependent upon available budget.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities.

Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position.

The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

Compliance with HHSC immunization policy and state hospital operating procedures related to immunizations is required.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza.

All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable.

As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with individuals.

In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

If you need assistance completing the online application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747.

MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 92G, CS, FS, 3300, 4D0X1.

All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position.

For more information see the Texas State Auditor?s Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify.

You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of w

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