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Housekeeping

The Housekeeping Assistant keeps the facility and resident rooms clean, odor free, and in good order. They provide a clean, appealing, safe, and sanitary environment for the facilities residents, visitors, and staff. The Housekeeping Supervisor directs, controls, plans, and modifies the Housekeeping Department to ensure a clean and safe environment for the facility.

Education & Experience:
The Housekeeping Assistant position does not require any specific education. A supervisor must have a high school diploma or equivalent, at least two years of housekeeping experience and be willing to receive education on leadership and supervision.

Salary Average
Assistant: $20,000
Supervisor: $34,000

Certifications
None required

Next Steps
Environmental Services Director

Laundry

The Laundry Assistant keeps facility linens and personal clothing clean and in good repair, maintains standards of sanitation and meets residents’ daily laundry needs by providing adequate supplies of clean clothing and house linens. The Laundry Supervisor directs, controls, plans, and modifies the Housekeeping Department to ensure a clean and safe environment for the facility.

Education & Experience:
The Laundry Assistant position does not require any specific education. The Laundry Supervisor must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have least two years of laundry or relevant experience and be willing to receive education on leadership and supervision.

Salary Average
Assistant: $20,000
Supervisor: $34,000

Certifications
None required

Next Steps
Environmental Services Director

Maintenance

A Maintenance Assistant ensures the comfort and safety of the residents, visitors, and staff through proper repair, maintenance, and custodial services of the facility, building and grounds. They assist the facility staff in continually providing a clean and orderly environment in a safe and sanitary manner. The Maintenance Supervisor provides maintenance support and assistance to the facility and the Administrator for any direction given, to maintain the physical plant, its property and grounds, thus to work to assure the comfort and safety of the residents and staff.

Education & Experience:
The Maintenance Supervisor must have a working knowledge of plumbing/heating, understand safety with electricity and have the ability to repair items.

Salary Average
Assistant: $28,500
Supervisor: $45,500

Certifications
None required

Next Steps
Environmental Services Director

Dietary Aide

The Dietary Aide is responsible for the proper delivery of meals and nutrients at scheduled times and places while assisting in sanitary maintenance of the assigned work area.

Education & Experience:
No prior experience is required.

Salary Average
$19,900

Certifications
None required

Next Steps
Assistant Dietary Manager
Dietary Manager

Cook

The Cook is responsible for the preparation and service of all food and nourishments. This position is responsible for cleaning all equipment, pots and pans, and utensils used in the preparation and service of food. They are also responsible for cleaning own working area. This position is considered to be a working leadership position and requires self-discipline, diplomacy, and adaptability.

Education & Experience:
Some experience as a professional cook is required.

Salary Average
$23,500

Certifications
Certified Dietary Manager (CDM)
Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP)

Next Steps
Assistant Dietary Manager
Certified Dietary Manager

Dietary Manager

The Assistant Dietary Manager assists in the managing of all aspects of the dietary department, keeping the Dietary Manager informed of any problems relating to the dietary department and relieving the Dietary Manager on days off. The Dietary Manager supervises, instructs, and evaluates employees engaged in preparing and serving meals, while maintaining high standards of sanitation and safety. 

Education & Experience:
The Assistant Dietary Manager requires a high school diploma, and a minimum of 2 years in a dietary position. This candidate must also agree to take the dietary manager’s course offered online within 1 year. The Dietary Manager must have a minimum of 5 years of dietary experience, a minimum of a high school diploma, and dietary manager’s certificate or Chef experience.

Salary Average
Assistant Dietary Manager: $41,000
Dietary Manager: $43,000

Certifications
The Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam is available to dietary managers who meet the eligibility requirements of the Association of Nutrition & Food service Professionals (ANFP).

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