Do you have the recipe we need to nourish our residents in body and spirit?Do you know the ingredients which will put a sparkle in their eye and add purpose to their day?Do you want to use your culinary skills and experience to make a real difference in the lives of others?Forestville Healthcare Center, a member of the CommuniCare Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Culinary Director to join our team.WHAT WE OFFERAs a CommuniCare employee you will enjoy competitive wages and PTO plans. We offer full time employees a menu of benefit options from life and disability plans to medical, dental, and vision coverage from quality benefit carriers. We also offer 401(k) with employer match and Flexible Spending Accounts.PURPOSE/BELIEF STATEMENT:The position of Culinary Director provides leadership to the culinary staff to assure that care standards are met. The position must function as a team member, team leader, and supervisor to ensure that work is accomplished and quality care is delivered, while supporting team members and leading the way in celebrating team successes. While focusing on delivering quality care, the position must also manage the resources within their control and assist others in managing resources.QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSHigh school diploma or GED equivalent.Previous cook experience in a healthcare environment.2 - 4 years management experience preferred, but we are willing to train and develop the right candidate.Certified Dietary Manager preferred. We can help the right candidate navigate certification process upon hire.ServSafe certification preferred. We can help the right candidate obtain certification upon hire.Prior experience utilizing computers, preferably for Nutritional Care software applications.JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESDirect the team functions of the culinary activities in accordance with the established policies and procedures.Make sure that sufficient culinary staffing levels are met to ensure delivery of quality resident care.Supervise in orientation and training of new employees and participate in their ongoing training.Implement menus and recipes and maintain standards of culinary methodology and practices.Develop and communicate shift assignments for culinary staff and monitor job performance.Maintain quality food services by hands-on management, which includes cooking, tasting, seasoning, and serving food.Communicate with ancillary departments and culinary staff at shift change on resident conditions, needs, and concerns.Ensure that the culinary staff follows the established departmental policies and procedures.Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the operational aspects of culinary department.Manage the resources available in the role of culinary director while ensuring that needed resources are available and that quality care is delivered to all residents.Provide professional culinary services to all residents.Maintain and work within established departmental, center, and corporate policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.Participate in and provide scheduled training, educational classes, and orientation programs to maintain licensure of self and certification of team and enhance quality of care.Provide leadership to the staff.About UsA family-owned company, we have grown to become one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, which includes skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers, assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers, and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). Since 1984, we have provided superior, comprehensive management services for the development and management of adult living communities. We have a single job description at CommuniCare, "to reach out with our hearts and touch the hearts of others." Through this effort we create "Caring Communities" where staff, residents, clients, and family members care for and about one another.