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Dining Assistant Lead

Dining Assistant Lead

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US-MN-Brooklyn Center

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Do you love making people happy? Put your passion for customer service to work as a Dining Assistant Lead at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota!

We’re hiring friendly, service-oriented people like you to provide quality food and dining experiences for our residents, families and guests. As part of the Ecumen team, you’ll put people at the heart of what you do and find new ways to exceed people’s expectations every day.

Ecumen is over 150-years-old and one of the nation’s top 25 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”



The Dining Assistant Lead is responsible for assisting with food preparation, serving and cleanup. Maintains work area in proper order and follows established policies and procedures of the facility while demonstrating high levels of service. Complies with all federal and state regulations. Directs staff in the absence, or in support, of the Leadership Team.

Essential job responsibilities include: 

  1. Provides exemplary service to our residents, families and guests, ensuring all feel welcome and are given responsive, friendly and courteous service.

  2. Maintains a clean, sanitary, safe and efficiently organized work area. Products will be labeled, dated and rotated ensuring an adequate, fresh inventory of food and supplies.

  3. Completes opening and closing duties. Accomplishes routine, daily and weekly cleaning responsibilities.

  4. Notifies supervisor if any changes in residents’ personal health is observed.

  5. Assists with the supervision of dining assistants in absence or in support of the Leadership Team.

  6. Responds to resident requests and special requests, concerns or complaints and promptly notifies supervisor. The dining assistant lead may handle situations that require immediate attention within established boundaries.

  7. Partners effectively with others in a demanding and changing environment, supports all employees within the community as directed by the leadership team.

  8. Demonstrates respect for facility property and supplies. Oversees kitchen cleaning tasks. Reports broken equipment and may contact service vendors in emergency situations.


Dining Assistant Lead

Minimum Required Qualifications:


  • 16 years of age
  • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable)
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous experience leading others
  • Previous food service experience
  • Basic knowledge of food service
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment
  • Previous senior care experience
  • ServSafe certified or equivalent

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.