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State of Massachusetts Kitchen Services Worker I - Continuous Posting in Taunton, Massachusetts

* This is an open and continuous posting for full-time (40 hours) positions. Taunton State Hospital is a seeking a candidate to join our Dietary Department to serve food to patients and maintain sanitary standards and practices by cleaning and washing equipment in the work area. *Please note: *The incumbent will work 40 hours per week on day shift. The days off and hours, are to be determined. *Schedules: * 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. * 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. __ _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Serves hot or cold food on the tray line and at mealtimes to patients and staff to ensure a correct meal service to clients per policy. * Prepares cold food by setting items on the tray line to be held at proper temperature to comply with department protocol. * Prepares food for special diets by following instructions on dieting cards. * Cleans areas used for preparing, serving and cleaning food and food and food service equipment after each meal to comply with department protocol. * Cleans floors by sweeping and washing using appropriate supplies and equipment daily after each meal service to ensure that State sanitary codes are met. * Cleans interior surfaces such as walls, furniture, etc. by washing using appropriate supplies & equipment as assigned by supervisors daily check list. * Empties waste receptacles and disposes of waste properly to comply with State sanitary regulations. * Washes dishes and other food service equipment after and during meals to comply with State sanitary codes. * Cleans kitchen equipment, racks, ovens, etc. as assigned. _Required Qualifications_: * Six months Dietary experience. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _About Taunton State Hospital_ Taunton State Hospital (TSH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is a 45-bed inpatient facility that provides continuing care inpatient services to adults with major mental illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the successful integration of the Principles of Recovery and a rehabilitation philosophy into the treatment model and a part of the Southeast Area which works closely with the inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patients’ discharge back to the community. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #4. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least six months of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in building custodial or institutional housekeeping work. Special Requirements: None *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Title 101 CMR 23.00 (“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Equipment, Facilities & Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Kitchen Services Worker I - Continuous Posting Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 23000CIV