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State of Massachusetts Lead Dietary Worker (FSW III) in Taunton, Massachusetts

Taunton State Hospital is seeking a Lead Dietary Worker (Facility Service Worker III). The successful candidate will supervise Dietary Workers (FSW IIs), oversee and participate in the meal service and ensure sanitary standards and practices are maintained by cleaning and washing equipment in work area. Please note: This position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work on the first shift from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The days off are Wednesday and Thursday. _Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Exercises direct supervision and assigns work to dietary workers (FSWs) in meal service and in cleaning tasks on a meal-by-meal basis daily. * Inspects kitchen and dining room for cleanliness and adherence to state sanitary codes using check lists. * Trains dietary workers and provides instruction on the protocols of the dietary department. * Supervises meal service to ensure correct diets are served and that there is proper portioning according to the menu daily. * Takes direction from cook in charge in food related issues and relays information to subordinate staff. * Serves food and keeps serving counters supplied with food and beverages on a meal-by-meal basis daily. * Helps with catering when assigned and fills out food requisitions for the units. Required Qualifications: * Applicants must have one year of Dietary Experience. _Preferred Qualifications_/:/ * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _About Taunton State Hospital_ Taunton State Hospital (TSH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is a 45-bed inpatient facility that provides continuing care inpatient services to adults with major mental illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the successful integration of the Principles of Recovery and a rehabilitation philosophy into the treatment model and a part of the Southeast Area which works closely with the inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patients’ discharge back to the community. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori. Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-3263. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in building custodial or institutional housekeeping work. Special Requirements: None *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! COVID Vaccine:As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Equipment, Facilities & Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Lead Dietary Worker (FSW III) Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 240000S0

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