Job Opportunities

The Jewish Home’s more than 650 talented, dedicated employees are the most important element in achieving and maintaining our excellent standards as a premier healthcare facility.

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We provide an enjoyable and satisfying work environment, as evinced by the significant number of persons with 20 or more years of employment at the Home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in every way. Our multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi denominational staff reflects the cultural richness of the Bay Area.

We support our employees by offering a competitive benefits package that addresses a varied range of employee health and wellness needs.

Driver, Moldaw Residences (Full-time)

Position Overview

Reporting to the resident relations director, the driver for Moldaw Residences (the senior living community developed by the Jewish Home and located in Palo Alto, Calif.) is responsible for transporting residents and guests to scheduled destinations.

Essential Job Duties

  • Transport residents and guests to scheduled destinations in a safe and timely manner
  • Wear company-assigned uniform and always be well-groomed
  • Maintain records of all transportation services provided
  • Place passenger safety above all other concerns; maintain accountability of passengers at all times
  • Assist passengers entering and leaving vehicles, as necessary. Assist passengers with loading and unloading parcels, etc.
  • Check the vehicle prior to use for readiness, i.e., fuel, oil, tires, etc. Record vehicle’s routine maintenance and service check. Maintain the vehicle in a high state of cleanliness at all times. Notify the supervisor of necessary repairs and vehicle malfunctions
  • Operate the vehicle in accordance with traffic laws and regulations
  • Submit to DOT drug testing program and any other mandated safe driving program as requested
  • Notify the supervisor of residents’ concerns, problems or incidents immediately
  • Attend department staff and in-service meetings, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be able to pass the Department of Justice fingerprint background, physical/TB, employment verification, etc.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English
  • Valid California Class B license, with a passenger endorsement from the DMV
  • Experience with the senior population; able to transport residents in wheelchairs
  • Good driving record; able to interpret and follow map directions
  • Ability to operate various sizes of vehicles (4 passengers, vans and buses) comfortably
  • Maintain a courteous, friendly, and helpful attitude with the residents at all times

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Able to sit in a vehicle for up to 6 hours per day
  • Able to stoop, bend, stretch, and squat to load and unload cargo areas
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on vehicles according to schedule
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds for handling luggage and residents’ groceries
  • May be exposed to the elements (rain, cold, heat) for short periods of time
  • Must have good driving skills to handle vehicles on wet and/or slippery roads

Universal Food & Nutrition Services Worker

Position overview

The universal food & nutrition services worker performs routine general service tasks in the kitchen to assemble prepared meals for tray-line, as well as routine tasks in the dish room and resident/patient areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a friendly and efficient attitude toward residents and patients, co-workers and clients
  • Set up assigned station in the work area
  • Prepare portions, assemble and label food items, and work on the tray-line
  • Work in the dish room, scraping trays, loading and unloading the dish machine, and sorting silverware, if required
  • Clean tables, counters and various types of kitchen equipment, and sweep and mop floors
  • Assist with catered events, as required
  • Adhere to all sanitation procedures. Remove trash from the department and transport to the disposal area
  • Adhere to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe environment. Comply with all OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations
  • Recognize and adopt activities appropriate to the specific needs of the resident and patient population, and demonstrate knowledge of specific issues directly related to the age of this group
  • Maintain compliance with standards of operation. Maintain all records and reports necessary to comply with government and accrediting agency standards, regulations and codes
  • Maintain compliance with all requirements of federal, state and local regulations and guidelines, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 1 year’s experience in room service, kitchen preparation and/or as a server
  • Experience in food service is a plus
  • Experience working in a health care environment preferred
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Basic math calculation skills
  • Ability to work well under time constraints

Garden Café Assistant Manager (On-call)

Position overview

The garden café assistant manager assists the manager of the café with all aspects of manager’s responsibilities pertaining to the café’s program, Monday through Friday, and on-call on Sundays.

Essential Job Duties

  • Prepare weekly, bi-weekly and monthly orders with vendors
  • Prepare daily requisition forms and pick up supplies from the kitchen
  • Prepare daily food items and specialty food items for the day
  • Update the Specials board daily
  • Take orders at the counter; process cash sales, residents’ charges, and volunteers’ meals
  • Assemble food orders and prepare espresso drinks
  • Wash, dry, and put away dishes
  • Maintain a clean work station and café seating area
  • Restock items as needed
  • Receive vendor orders, inventory, and stock orders
  • New recipe development to incorporate into the menu
  • Close out cash drawer and prepare the deposit at the end of the day
  • Month-end closing
  • Turn off equipment and lock all doors in the café

Requirements

  • Ability and desire to work as a cooperative team member with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Punctual and good time management skills
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Relevant food handling experience
  • Awareness of food safety and sanitary conditions
  • Dependable and self-motivated
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Cook (On-call)

Position overview

The cook performs routine preparation and cooking tasks in the kitchen to ensure a high quality of efficiency and profitable food service.

Essential Job Duties

  • Prepare all soups, stocks, sauces; boil, braise, and roast items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepare and serve all sautéed, fried, grilled, steamed ,and baked items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal-serving hours, so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Determine the amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus and see that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production
  • Maintain assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene and comply with department dress code
  • Attend in-service training and education sessions as assigned
  • Perform specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Two years of related food production (hospital, college, etc.), or an associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college in culinary-related study
  • Possess current serve-safe certification
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English (both verbal and written) with clients/customers and staff
  • Ability to understand and perform simple arithmetic (including fractions, percentage, etc.).
  • Ability to understand measurements and conversions for recipe and menu creation
  • Ability to plan and organize work, to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications, and standards
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Able to stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day
  • Able to bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently
  • Manual dexterity for preparing food
  • Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds independently
  • May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time
  • May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals
  • Must be able to see, hear, and communicate with others

Receptionist (On-call)

The receptionist is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering phone calls and screening visitors.

Essential Functions

  • Answer all outside and in-house phone calls and connect to the appropriate staff member
  • Assist residents and visitors
  • Monitor in-coming and out-going traffic using security monitors and screen visitors entering the Jewish Home
  • Act as a liaison with parking attendants, staff, and visitors
  • Act as a liaison with the Fire Department, Police Department, and the Home’s security and plant operations departments
  • Act as a liaison with the Jewish Home’s drivers for all residents’ outside appointments
  • Coordinate staff and security responses to WanderGuard alarm system
  • Maintain logs for toll and long-distance outgoing calls, and calls made by residents in the infirmary
  • Maintain switchboard/front desk filing system
  • Coordinate delivery of flowers and packages to the Home
  • Assist in sorting resident mail and processing outgoing registered and certified mail
  • Maintain the calendar for boardrooms and the allocation of parking spaces for meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of college-level general business courses; associates degree in business preferred
  • Two years of administrative assistant experience
  • One year experience using multiline phone systems and hand-held radios
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and customers
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • Flexible schedule required

Security Guard (On-call)

Position overview

The security guard is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering main line telephone calls and screening visitors. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents, patients, visitors, staff and the facility against fire, theft, vandalism, trespassing, or other potential safety concerns.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor and authorize the entrance of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain security of the premises
  • Patrol the Jewish Home’s grounds, on the alert for unusual activity or safety hazards. Also ensure security of doors and windows
  • Control motor traffic on the Jewish Home’s grounds
  • Monitor the staff parking lots to ensure compliance with the Home’s parking policy
  • Respond to door, Wanderguard and fire alarms, and investigate the cause
  • Respond and assist in emergency situations. Call police or fire departments as appropriate
  • Receive courier and stock deliveries
  • Control access to the Jewish Home’s grounds and facility after visiting hours
  • Complete report documentation of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or other unusual incidences
  • Answer main line telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information as necessary, or when the switchboard is closed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year’s experience working as a security guard, preferred
  • Current and valid California guard card, required
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and public
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Knowledge of MS Office (specifically Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Physical ability to continually patrol grounds
  • Flexible schedule, required
  • Capable of working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
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