Dietary Assistant

Job Description


As a Dietary Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting with food and beverage preparation, tray assembly, tray / food delivery and distribution, and sanitation.  Sanitation duties may include following established standards for washing pots and pans, storing food items, and maintaining general departmental cleanliness.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves on tray line and prepares individual resident trays in accordance with diet orders as reflected on meal cards and provides portion sizes that match menu specifications.
  • Prepares and, as assigned, serves beverages according to resident diet orders, providing thickened liquids and other specialized orders as directed.  
  • Prepares and portions desserts and salads for resident meals.  As necessary, wraps salads / desserts in approved covering to support infection control standard


  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills (in the English language) sufficient to perform the principle duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.
  • Capable of performing the following minimum physical requirements:
    • heavy lifting such as transferring residents from bed to wheelchair and / or lifting and carrying heavy objects;
    • stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching such as bathing a resident, wiping spills off floor, making a bed, lifting food trays from a cart, placing materials on shelves, etc.
    • frequent walking and standing; d. pushing and pulling heavy carts such as food carts, medication carts, hand trucks, etc.
    • climbing stairs, stools, ladders.
  • Experience Preferred: Food Service or Healthcare



 Cambridge Healthcare values your past experience and wishes to review your full work history as part of its consideration of your suitability for the position.  Although we welcome a current resume and invite you to submit it as part of the application process, it is not a substitute for a complete application, including work history.   


EOE – Drug-free workplace


key words

Cook Chill Technician (CCT), Diet Assistant, Diet Clerk, Diet Tech (Diet Technician), Diet Tech (Dietetic Technician), Diet Technician Registered (DTR), Dietary Aid, Dietary Aide, Dietary Manager