Senior Nutrition Assistant

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Job DescriptionSalary: $11.00

Community Action Committee of Pike County

Position Title:   

Senior Nutrition Assistant


Senior Programs

Reports To:

Senior Programs Manager

Program Director:

Senior/Transit Program Director

FTE: 0.8

FLSA Designation:


EEOC Category:

Service Workers

Pay Level:


Effective Date:


HR Approval: 

Employee Signature:


It is the mission of the Community Action Committee of Pike County to improve the well-being and independence of those we serve.



It is the vision of the Community Action Committee of Pike County to be the leading community service provider and employer of choice in the region.






Portsmouth – Broadway

West Portsmouth



·          Early Childhood & Head Start

·          Energy & Weatherization

·          Workforce & Business Development

·          Senior Programs

·          Community Action Transit System (CATS)

·          Social Services

·          Pike Mobility Management

·          Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance

·          Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

·          Free Tax Preparation

·          Valley View Health Centers

·          Primary Care

·          General Dentistry


 Community Action Committee of Pike County is an equal opportunity employer.  No personnel decisions concerning any term or condition of employment shall be based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, Vietnam-era status, age, military status, place of birth, or genetic information, except where such criteria constitute a bona fide occupational requirement.

 About Community Action Committee of Pike County…

Since 1966, the Community Action Committee of Pike County has been providing a broad base of much needed services to residents of Southern Ohio to promote self-sufficiency and to address the major causes of poverty.  We are an embodiment of our nation’s spirit of hope – changing people’s lives and improving the communities we serve.

About Senior Programs…

The Pike County Senior Center has been designated as the focal point for senior citizens in Pike County by the Area Agency on Aging, and is dedicated to assisting seniors with vital meal services, wellness events, and activities to promote nutrition, independence, socialization, and health.  The Pike County Senior Center provides senior nutrition services, home-delivered meals, congregate meals, senior food boxes, and outreach; and also administers the Summer Food Service program for children and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Many health and wellness activities and social services are provided such as Tai Chi, chair exercises, Parkinson’s exercise class, cornhole, live music, chair volleyball, bingo, and access to legal services and the Home Energy assistance Program (HEAP).  The Senior Center staff strive to deliver important services and programs, provide caring customer service to seniors.

Position Impact and Purpose…

The Senior Programs Driver/Nutrition Aide at Pike CAC will work closely with the Senior Programs Manager, Senior Programs Lead Cook, Senior Programs Assistant Cook, Senior Programs Assistant, and Senior Programs Driver/Nutrition Aide to provide vital, high-quality senior programs to Pike County.


 Key Relationships…

·         Senior Programs Manager

·         Senior Programs Assistant

·         CAC Departments

·         Senior Programs Lead Cook

·         Delivery Personnel

·         Community Partners

·         Senior Programs Assistant Cook

·         Senior Clients and Members

·         Summer Food Service Program Site Supervisors

·         Senior Programs Driver/Nutrition Aide

·         Youth Program, Job and Family Service, Mature Service workers and volunteers

·         Health/Safety Inspectors

Key Characteristics and Competencies…

·         Detail Oriented

·         Customer service

·         Problem Solving

·         Safety and Responsibility

·         Collaboration

·         Continuous Quality Improvement

·         Excellent Communication

·         Computer Literacy

·         Communication skills

·         Adaptability

·         Self- motivated

·         Teamwork

Essential Functions…

Functional Area: 

Central Kitchen Operations

Estimated Effort:  55%

Responsibilities, Deliverables, Outcomes and Expectations

 ·         Responsible for the preparation of large quantities of food, and for cold components of home delivered and congregate meals. 

·         Properly pack hot and cold meals for home-delivered meal clients, following proper temperature procedures.

 ·         Responsible for preparing and packing cold meals for home-delivered meal clients

 ·         Assist with the preparation and packing of Early Childhood program breakfast, lunch, and snack.

 ·         Responsible for processing daily meal cancelations and resumptions and ensuring drivers are notified of changes.

 ·         Responsible for adding new clients to meal routes and provide information to meal drivers.

 ·         Maintain certifications and attend required training per Senior Programs Policy, Food Safety guidance, and funding requirements.

 ·         Prepare large quantities of food read/convert recipes.

 ·         Deliver assigned home delivered meal route.

 ·         Deliver meals to and pickup from Early Childhood sites assigned.

 ·         Deliver Summer Food Service Program Meals to assigned site.

 ·         Maintain ServSafe Certification.

 ·         Maintain certifications and attend required training per Senior Programs policy, Food Safety guidance, and funding requirements.

Functional Area: 

Inventory, Cleaning, and Stocking

Estimated Effort:  35%

Responsibilities, Deliverables, Outcomes and Expectations

 ·         Assist

 ·         Assist with cleaning, sanitizing, and dish washing in the central kitchen.

 ·         Assist with cleaning and sanitizing Early Childhood dishes. 

·         Responsible for cleaning and ongoing organization of packing area shelves, walk-in cooler, and freezer.

 ·         Assist with kitchen equipment regular maintenance and upkeep; notify the Senior Programs Manager when repairs are needed.

 ·         Ensure meal carriers are clean, stored properly, in good working order; promptly notify the Senior Programs Manager when replacement is needed.

 ·         Complete inventory data entry and assist with maintaining perpetual inventory in cold pack area.

 ·         Assist with ordering and checking in deliveries when needed. Verify receipt of items, condition of products and ensure safe delivery.

 ·         Complete Senior Center cleaning tasks as assigned by the Senior Programs Lead Cook, Senior Programs Assistant Cook, and Senior Programs Manager.

Functional Area: 

Agency Service

Estimated Effort:  10%

Responsibilities, Deliverables, Outcomes and Expectations

 ·         CAC Committee assignments and other agency service duties as assigned.

 ·         Liaison between clients and senior programs.

Minimum Requirements…


High School Diploma or equivalent

Job-Related Experience:

Valid Ohio Driver’s License, clean driving record, reliable transportation, insurable under agency policy.

Completion of program related and criminal background checks.

1 year of food service or commercial kitchen experience.

Proficiency with ready road maps and using GPS.

People Management Experience:

Friendly, professional, and courteous demeanor.

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations:

Obtain ServSafe Certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications…

·         Preference given to individuals with a current ServSafe certification

·         Preference given to individuals with delivery driving experience.

·         Preference given to individuals with computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions…

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Required to stand for long periods of time; lifting on a regular basis; work in a hot area
  • Drive in variable weather conditions and enter/exit a vehicle multiple times each day.

·         May be exposed to communicable diseases and environmental conditions such as bed bugs, etc.


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