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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Food Service Worker
Job Category Staff & Executive - Food Services/Hospitality/Special Events
Department UBHC-Horizon-North

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Food Service Worker, Part Time for the Monmouth Junction Adult Partial Hospital Program at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

The Food Service Worker will assist in providing wholesome and quality foods to clients within the Partial Hospital Program setting according to nutritional standards and procedures of University Behavioral Health Care. Assists in preparing, transporting, and serving food items to clients. Carries out various cleaning and sanitation functions as assigned. Demonstrates competency in working with the mentally ill population.

• Demonstrates proficiency in operating all food service equipment and machines required for food preparation (e.g.. meat carver, stove, etc.)
• Coordinates set-up of food.
• Assists with transporting food items for serving, storage, and discard per program needs.
• Maintains proper storage of foods.
• Maintains proper sanitary conditions of work area.
• Assists in planning nutritionally sound food menus for clients and customers.
• Assists in ordering food from vendors.
• Obtains and maintains Serv-Safe Food Safety certification per UBHC policy.
• Works as a team player with other coworkers.
• Participates in departmental meetings and training sessions.
• Maintains work area in an organized, clean, and sanitary manner.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1100
Position Salary $12.13/hour
Annual Minimum Salary 12.130
Annual Mid Range Salary 12.630
Annual Maximum Salary 13.010
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform job duties. Ability to follow directions and to work independently required.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one (1) year of experience as a food service worker preferred, preferably in an adult day hospital setting

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands: Ability to stand and operate various food service equipment, serve customers in a positive manner and maintain unit sanitation standards as set by the department.

Work Environment: Partial Hospital program with ongoing contact with patients. Busy noisy environment.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1875
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have at least one (1) year of experience as a food service worker?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you ServSafe certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application