Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 175937-1A
Date Posted: May 2, 2022
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

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Welcome to Lahey Health Continuing Care, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Our team provides ongoing care to individuals through our assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Our teams of nurses, aides, food service, and environmental service employees work to create an environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents and patients, along with their families.


About the Job

Position Summary: Responsible for washing silverware, dishes, cooking utensils/appliances and cleaning kitchen and dining area. Operates the dishwasher, sweeps and mops floors, maintains food storage areas and refrigerator/freezer in a clean and orderly manner. Returns clean dishes and utensils to proper storage area.


Essential Job Functions:  The employee must be able to perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation by The Herrick House without posing a direct threat to himself, herself or others.

Dish Area Responsibilities

  1. Operates and maintains dishwasher
  2. Responsible for daily chemical level testing and recording of water temperature
  3. Responsible for maintaining adequate level of dishwashing chemicals and equipment (i.e., mop head, broom)
  4. Removes trash from kitchen area to dumpster in a timely fashion and maintains trash area in a sanitary manner
  5. Maintains adequate inventory of clean dishes and utensils for meals
  6. Returns clean dishes and utensils to proper storage areas
  7. Assures that safety and sanitation regulations are followed at all times
  8. Maintains dishwashing area in a clean and orderly manner
  9. Assures all chinaware is stacked and handled properly and carefully to avoid breakage
  10. Performs similar and other related duties as required

Kitchen Area Responsibilities

  1. Assists in storing of food and food supplies as needed
  2. Maintains food storage area in a clean and orderly manner
  3. Assists in food preparation as needed
  4. Responsible for mopping and sweeping of kitchen floors
  5. Cleans worktables, refrigerators/freezers and sinks
  6. Prepares employee meal trays as needed


Education/Experience: Requires the ability to maintain kitchen and dining areas, as well as all dishes, utensils and appliances in a clean and orderly manner. Knowledge of operating industrial size dishwasher and knowledge of sanitation standards is essential. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing. A high school diploma or GED is preferred.

Physical Requirements

Physical Demands:


  • Frequently lifts 0-20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts 21-50 pounds.
  • Rarely lifts 51-100 pounds.
  • Never lifts 100+ pounds.


  • Frequently carries 0-20 pounds. 
  • Occasionally carries 21-50 pounds.
  • Rarely carries 51-100 pounds.
  • Never carries 100+ pounds.
  • Most frequently carried objects: pots and pans, serving trays, cleaning supplies, heavy boxes and kitchenware.

Frequency of Movements:

  • Frequently bends and reaches.
  • Occasionally squats, twists, pushes and pulls.
  • Rarely climbs or kneels,
  • Never crawls.

Hours Per Day on a Regular Shift:

  • 0-1 hours per day sitting.
  • 3-5 hours per day standing.
  • 3-5 hours per day walking. 

Sensory Requirements: 

  • Requires normal vision range and hearing ability.

Working Conditions/Environmental Exposures:

  • Moderate exposure to chemicals and dust. Category II: Potential exposure to bodily fluids.

O-About Us

Lahey Health Continuing Care is steadfast in its commitment to quality care provided by compassionate caregivers with seamless transitions for patients. All services are designed to give patients and their loved ones as much independence and peace of mind as possible.

Lahey Health at Home offers a private duty home care agency (for in-home or assisted living facilities), certified home health for medically necessary services (skilled nursing, physical therapy and more) and monitoring services (such as Lifeline). We also offer assisted living and skilled nursing rehabilitation (Beverly and Gloucester locations), with many programs specially designed for patients encountering cognitive impairment. Spectrum, Lahey Health adult day services (North Andover and Beverly locations), is the only day program in the region recognized by the Alzheimer Association for its commitment to staff training and support.

Become a member of our team providing sensitive, exceptional care by applying today!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.