Dietary Aide

May 9, 2019

Position:  Dietary Aide, in Portland, part-time, no benefits, 20 hours/week (M-F, flexible schedule.)

Start date:  immediate

Agency:  The Iris Network - www.theiris.org - a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of helping people who are visually impaired or blind attain independence and community integration.

The Iris Network seeks a Dietary Aide to assist the Food Service Manager in all areas of meal preparation, service, and clean-up.  

Experience and Qualifications:  The following are required:  a High School Diploma or GED; at least six months experience working in a commercial kitchen, cooking in some capacity; have a working knowledge of and experience with food safety and sanitation; customer service experience; flexible schedule; and a valid Maine drivers’ license.  Baking experience a plus.  The Dietary Aide must have good judgment, people skills, and a sense of humor.  The Dietary Aide must also be able to multi-task, be patient, communicate effectively with students/residents, co-workers and supervisor, must independently complete assigned work in a timely manner with attention to accuracy and detail and must be able to work effectively as part of a team in the kitchen and with customers as well as other program staff.  Experience working with people with disabilities, or with individuals who are visually impaired or blind is a plus.

Duties:  Some of the responsibilities of the Dietary Aide are:  assisting Food Service Manager in meal preparation, clean-up, and service; transport meals to admin building or dormitory, serve meals to residents and students; assist with managing inventory; check food freshness, clean fridge and food pantry at dormitory, assist with periodic inventory of kitchen equipment in dormitory, including ensuring items are in clean, usable and good operating condition; assist students and residents, as necessary, with serving and clean-up after meal(s) and ensuring safe and timely departure of students to Dormitory.

How to apply:  Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position to the attention of Aparna Shah, HR Director, The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04102 or via email at ashah@theiris.orgOpen until filled.  No phone calls please.


The Iris Network provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

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