Job Description

Server - Sopris Lodge

Sopris Lodge, 295 Rio Grande Ave., Carbondale, Colorado, United States of America Req #5714
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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The Server’s primary responsibility is to provide assistance in all food functions following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living communities. The person in this role is entrusted to follow established policies and procedures as directed by the Director of Culinary Services in order to assist in food preparation, serve a well-balanced meal and maintain a clean and sanitary dining hall.


Dining Maintenance Duties:             

  • Ensure that food and supplies for the next meal are readily available

  • Assist in cleaning and sanitizing work areas, equipment and floors, dishes and utensils

  • Remove food trays from carts, dining rooms, etc.

  • Perform dishwashing/cleaning procedures

  • Carry out garbage and keep work areas clean, dry and free of hazardous equipment

  • Wear protective clothing and equipment when handling infectious waste and/or blood/body fluids

  • Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures

  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance of assigned duties

Dining Duties:                     

  • Assist cook in preparing meals that are palatable and appetizing in accordance with established portion control procedures

  • Set up and deliver meal trays, food carts, etc., to designated areas

  • Assist in checking meal plates/trays before distribution

  • Take meal orders and serve food in dining room as instructed

  • Distribute and collect menus as necessary

  • Prepare and deliver snacks as instructed

               Serving Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other kitchen staff and servers

  • Provide good customer service to residents to ensure the best dining experience

  • Take orders, serve food and drinks, remove dinnerware from table in timely fashion.

  • Help with food preparation and cleaning duties

  • Help create and maintain the dining ambiance for residents

  • Transmits resident’s food orders to the kitchen, identify residents special dietary needs and requests

  • Adhere to sanitation and safety requirements in the kitchen and dining room

               Department Duties:               

  • Attend and participate in community mandatory in-service training programs as scheduled

  • Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary

  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information including protected health information

  • Maintains a liaison with other department directors to adequately plan for food services/activities

  • All other duties as requested



               Ability to multitask

               Works efficiently and effectively 

Relationship Building

              Works well with people including staff, residents, families

              Has empathy, a caring attitude and sincere interest in others

              Ability to foster teamwork

              Enjoys working with older people


              Communicates clearly and effectively 


Properly use supplies and maintain equipment; follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instruction, etc.


Education: High school diploma or GED (preferred)

Experience: On the job training provided; experience in the food industry preferred


  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which may include a mental and physical examination

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

  • Must be able to taste and smell food to determine quality and palatable

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations


  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas, atmosphere is warm for cooking

  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Communicates with the resident services staff, and other department supervisors

  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals 

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace


  • Reports to Director of Culinary Services

  • Department-Dining

  • Classification-Non-Exempt

Vivage/Wellage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.00

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