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(1) Full-Time Registered Dietitian

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is actively seeking a Registered Dietitian/Care Manager (RD/CM). If you hold current RD Licensure and are looking for a rewarding position working with our senior community , consider joining the Foodnet Meals on Wheels team! 

As a Registered Dietitian/Care Manager you will be a key member of the organization and oversee nutrition programming at Foodnet.  The RD/CM will coordinate, plan, monitor, and assess nutrition service standards in accordance with the Federal Older American’s Act and New York State Office for the Aging regulations for our seniors in Tompkins County, New York.  You will also develop and present education and training programs, nutrition counseling, community outreach, and case management. 

What you will do:

Provide initial assessment of the nutritional status of all new Foodnet Meals on Wheels participants and reassess continuing participants according to program standards.

Assist in the development of appropriate participants care plans in accordance with all program requirements.

Assist in the evaluation of outcomes of prior participant nutrition interventions.

Refer participants to other community services as needed.

Ensure collection of data, and input into various database records.

Provide nutritional counseling to homebound clients according to their care plan, to community meal sites participants as identified by nutrition screening.

Assist in the coordination and present nutrition education programs.

Assist in the planning and implementation of staff and volunteer in-service trainings that advance the goals of Foodnet Meals on Wheels.

Participate in aging community network meetings, or other community activities to help enhance the organization’s community profile.

Support the organization’s marketing and outreach activities to create exposure and generate referrals for Foodnet Meals on Wheels.

In collaboration with others, direct the planning, implementation, and supervision of interns.

Assist in coordination of menu planning with the Food Service Operations Manager and cooks.

Develop, implement, and record quality assurance procedures to monitor food delivery, storage, preparation, and service standards.

Collaborate with the Registered Dietitian from the Tompkins County Office for the Aging to ensure quality assurance and compliance with program requirements. 

Evaluate how well menus and food preparation meet the preferences of participants. 

Act as liaison with health, social service, aging, mental health and other community organizations and agencies.

What you will need:

A passion for maintaining a healthy community and helping others.

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics or related subject.

Registered Dietitian License, or license eligible within 3 months of employment. 

2+ years of post-education experience in community or public health nutrition is strongly preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience working with older adults, individuals with chronic illness, and/or individuals living with physical, cognitive, intellectual, mental, or developmental challenges.

Reliable transportation and valid NYS driver’s license required. 

Ability to follow a hybrid work model with some remote work required. In-office work to take place in Ithaca.  

A professional and resourceful work style including the ability to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

Excellent planning, organization, and time management skills.

Demonstrated ability to motivate and communicate effectively with personnel, students, volunteers, and staff. 

Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Documents. Experience with CBORD platforms and social media, a plus.

Registered Dietitian/Care Managers (RD/CM) Compensation

Full-time, exempt employee 

Hybrid work options

403B plan options

Health benefit options

Paid time off

Lunch provided

Salary Range: $59,000 to $62,000 annually

The Foodnet Meals on Wheels mission is to provide meals and other nutrition services that promote dignity, well-being and independence for older adults and other persons in need within Tompkins County. We envision a community in which senior hunger is eliminated, supportive services are readily accessible, and our neighbors enjoy independence without isolation. Join us!

Learn more at https://foodnet.org

Candidate should submit a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to Aly Evans, Executive Director at [email protected] or by mail to 2422 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

(3) Part-Time Outreach Drivers (28 hrs/wk, M-F, approx 8:30AM – 2:30PM)

Summary of the position

Deliver home delivered meals, following assigned route 

Accept participant contributions for meals, and return to Administrative personnel

Provide brief friendly visit and general safety check to meal recipients

Maintain food safety during transport and delivery

Coordinate with the Food Service Operations Manager to log and report food temperatures

Load and unload delivery vehicles, and clean meal delivery containers 

Maintain vehicle maintenance and travel logs, and ensure that vehicles maintain fuel, proper air pressure in tires, and cleanliness

Deliver catered/bulk meals to the community congregate dining rooms

Coordinate with the Food Service Operations Manager, and Kitchen Personnel to support meal packing activities

Attend staff meeting and trainings, including ServSafe and Safe Driving, as assigned

Qualifications

Must have a NYS driver’s license for at least 3 years with a good safety record

High school graduate or equivalent

A collaborative and flexible work style 

Good sense of humor is a plus

Experience with food services and sanitation is a plus

Experience working with older adults, individuals living with disabilities, and diverse populations are preferred

We offer the Tompkins County living wage pay rates for our positions (starting at $15.72 per hour).  Benefits for this position include a generous amount of personnel and vacation days per calendar year. Submit a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to Darren McGee, Food Service Operations Manager at [email protected].  Only candidates with valid DL, clean driving records and who submit a cover letter with resume will be considered. 

Or by mail:

Foodnet Meals on Wheels
2422 N. Triphammer Road

Ithaca, NY 14850

607-266-9553

Foodnet is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and fully inclusive workplace that strengthens our organization and enhances our ability to adapt to change. We are a living wage employer, and an affiliate of the Diversity Consortium in Tompkins County. 

(1) Part-Time Operations Support Assistant Position: 25 Hours Per Week (Monday-Friday)

Provides back-up support to Outreach Drivers in terms of meal deliveries, delivery reports, and other related delivery tasks, as needed

Assists the Food Service Operations Manager with fleet maintenance coordination

Provides back-up support to Congregate Site Managers with meal set-up, serves meals, clean-up, and reporting, as needed

Assists Lead Cooks with meal preparation tasks, as needed

Supports Utility and Receiving Clerk with weekly/monthly cleaning, and inventory

Assists in next day meal preparation, packing bread, and dishing appetizers/desserts

Provides support with sandwich meal delivery preparations

Supports packing of weekend and holiday meals, as needed

Attends staff meetings, and assigned professional development trainings

Performs other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

High School Graduate or Equivalent, Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a human services related subject is preferred

Must have a NYS State driver’s license with at least 3 years of a good safety record.

2 + years experience working with older adults, individuals with chronic illness or individuals living with physical, cognitive, intellectual, mental or development challenges

Experience in food services and production is a plus

Reliable transportation and valid NYS driver’s license required with at least three years of a good safety record.

Maintains a professional and resourceful style that includes the ability to work both independently and as part of the multidisciplinary team

(2) Part-Time Food Service Worker/Receiving Clerk  25 hours per week (Mon-Friday)

Responsible for dishwashing using a 3-sink method.

Maintains daily cleanliness and sanitation of facilities including restrooms, kitchen, workstations, equipment, transport containers and main office spaces and other items as needed

Manages waste removal and disposal including recycling and garbage

Supports receiving and tracking of delivery items and inventory, including notifying the Food Service Operations Manager and Assistant Manager of shortages, out-of-stocks, and errors.

Ensure organization of storerooms, proper rotating of stock, and tracking and reporting of items.

Assists the Food Service Operations Manager with monthly inventory as needed.

Assists cooks with meal prepping and packing of meals as needed.

Supports with meal deliveries as needed.

Preforms other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

High school degree or equivalent

2 or more years of experience working in commercial kitchen or hospitality service position

Reliable transportation.

Must have a New York State Driver’s License with a 3-year clean driving record. Excellent verbal communication and listening skills

Maintains a professional and resourceful style that includes the ability to work both independently and as part of the multidisciplinary team

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is a living wage certified employer.  We offer a starting rate of $15.72 per hour for this position. Benefits for this position include (10) paid holidays, a generous amount of personal and vacation days per calendar year. If you are interested in any of these position, please submit a resume and cover letter to Darren McGee, Food Service Operations Manager at [email protected]

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and fully inclusive workplace that strengthens our organization and enhances our ability to adapt to change. We are a living wage employer, and an affiliate of the Diversity Consortium in Tompkins County.