Arlington, Virginia
$50,398.40 - $76,980.80 Hourly
Sep 17, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Food Service
Full Time
Position Information
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Arlington County's senior population? The Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is seeking a part-time Kitchen Assistant to prepare and serve food at the Arlington Mill 55+ Center. The Social 60+ Café program is designed to help older individuals remain independent and involved in their community by providing meals, transportation and related nutrition services.

The Kitchen Assistant is responsible for the safe delivery of meals to the Social 60+ Café participants maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and food serving areas at the Center. This includes following all Health Department codes and regulations regarding preparing and serving food. These responsibilities require completion of food handler's training and passing of the test for the Food Management Certificate. The Kitchen Assistant will also assist the 60+ Program Coordinator with administrative duties and daily program preparation and implementation. The Social 60+ Café serves Arlington County's culturally-diverse population.

Duties include:
  • Serving meals to participants while following food safety guidelines to participants daily;
  • Maintaining inventory of the kitchen supplies and provide list of items needed to Program Coordinator;
  • Maintaining cleanliness of kitchen and dining area including cleaning work area, refrigerator, freezer, stove, ovens, sinks, dining tables and chairs and organizing supply cabinets;
  • Confirming all meal deliveries are ordered, delivered and received appropriately;
  • Documenting records for meals served, meal temperatures and quality of food received;
  • Assisting with daily operations of the Social 60+ Café program including; registration and attendance, completing participant wellness checks, assisting with transportation arrival and departure, money handling, program preparation, facilitation, clean up;
  • Completing the daily and monthly reports which are submitted to DHS/AAA in compliance with state guidelines;
  • Encouraging active participation in programs, services, and activities at the center by supporting 60+ Café Program Coordinator and volunteers, planning and implementing monthly celebrations, reaching out to potential participants, and providing information to the public and participants about ongoing and new programs.
The successful candidate enjoys working with the 55+ population and has proven communication skills to connect with members individually and as part of a team.

Selection Criteria
  • Completion of the requirements for graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in leisure or recreational studies, special education or a related field; and
  • One (1) year of experience administering recreational programs or facility monitoring which included food handling.
Substitution: Additional related experience may be substituted for the college requirement, on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)
  • Experience preparing and serving food to the public
  • Experience working in a senior-focused program

Special Requirements
The selected candidate will be required to:
  • Possess a food handler's licensure or have the ability to obtain upon hire; and
  • Provide negative TB results or submit to a TB screening
The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.