Dishwasher / Kitchen Assistant

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Job Locations
US-TX-Grand Prairie
Posted Date
1 month ago(7/19/2022 4:48 PM)


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Job Summary

The primary roles of the Dietary Aid are to prepare food to be served complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards following established food production programs and procedures.  The Dietary Aid is also responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to ensure loss, waste, and fraud is minimized. This position may also wash dishes, glassware, flatware, food preparation equipment and utensils.  This position is also responsible for mopping floors and cleaning surfaces as required.  Operation of commercial dishwashing equipment is necessary to perform required duties.   


Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prepares and presents breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in accordance with established menu and special diets.
  • Creates and posts daily menus.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation, dishwasher, refrigerators, ovens, etc.
  • Keeps track of food and supplies inventory.
  • Prepares shopping list for purchasing coordinator.
  • Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures for quality assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests; when applicable.
  • Uses chemicals properly on equipment
  • Checks ice machine and monitors beverage levels during every meal time.
  • Thaws food properly to prevent spoilage or contamination
  • Stores leftovers properly to prevent contamination
  • Cleans work tables, storage areas, and equipment
  • Uses proper methods and cooking temperatures to prevent contamination, spoilage, and waste.
  • Ensures food items are prepared and served at correct times to insure high nutritive quality, flavor, and appearance.
  • Sweeps and mops floors
  • Take daily food and equipment temperatures.
  • Wipe down all countertops, tables, and chairs in dining hall.
  • Wash all dishes, glassware, flatware, utensils using commercial dishwasher.
  • Clean all work surfaces as needed.
  • Remove trash and clean trash cans as needed.
  • Stock supplies and equipment in appropriate areas.
  • Maintain clean dishes, utensils or cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Receive and store supplies.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Valid State Driver’s License.
  • Two years’ experience as a cook or prep cook preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard practice, procedures and equipment required in the food industry. Knowledge of state health codes.
  • Ability to work with male and female, adult (18-over) substance abuse/dual diagnosed population.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws

  • Prolonged sitting at a desk
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.


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