The Dalton Senior Center hosts a congregate meal on behalf of Elder Services twice a week. For many guests, the meal site is the only opportunity to socialize with others outside of their homes and may be their main, or only, meal of the day. The primary purpose of the Meal Site Manager is to act as a liaison between the Senior Center, guests and Elder Services and to ensure a warm and welcoming environment for all guests attending.
Tabulate attendees signed up for upcoming meal and call the Lanesboro Kitchen with reservation number at the end of each meal; i.e., call Monday for Thursday and Thursday for Monday. Any changes will be called in by COA staff.
Monitor supplies and order as needed.
Recruit and schedule meal site volunteers on an as needed basis.
Train and supervise food service volunteers on safe food handling and handwashing/glove use practices.
Ensure tables and food areas are cleaned and disinfected prior to set-up and after the meals are complete.
Upon removal of food from ovens, check and document serving temperature.
Welcome new guests and ensure they do not dine alone by pairing them with another attendee.
Collect NAPSIS (demographic) information to be sent to Elder Services Nutrition Program as required.
Identify guests who have an upcoming birthday to be recognized at a monthly group party.
Meal Site Manager – Council on Aging December 2018
With a meal site volunteer, count donation amount and prepare deposit slip to be sent with delivery driver the following Monday.
Complete monthly reporting forms to be sent to Elder Services by the first Friday after the last meal day of the month. i.e., quality control, volunteer hours, attendance records.
Alert staff for emergencies which pose a health risk to program participants including falls, illness, liquid spills, etc.
Perform other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalency or a demonstrated ability to understand written instructions and document activities. Experience working with the public and, in particular, elders is preferable.
Knowledge, ability and skill
Knowledge of food service is helpful.
Ability to work independently; ability to assist elderly clients in a sensitive and effective manner; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Hours: Monday and Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm as well as occasional training and monthly nutrition meeting and one time Food Safety Certificate training.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; attention to detail; planning
Prior to employment, must successfully pass a CORI background check.
Minimal travel is required. Reliable transportation is necessary.