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Housekeeping

The Housekeeping Supervisor keeps the facility and resident rooms clean and in good order. They provide a clean, appealing, safe, and sanitary environment for the facilities residents, visitors, and staff. The Housekeeping Supervisor directs, controls, plans, and modifies the Housekeeping Department to ensure a clean and safe environment for the facility. They are also responsible for providing residents a clean, comfortable place to call home while playing an important role in infection control.

The Housekeeping Aide keeps the facility and resident rooms clean, odor free, and in good order. They provide a clean, appealing, safe, and sanitary environment for the facilities residents, visitors, and staff. The Housekeeping Supervisor directs, controls, plans, and modifies the Housekeeping Department to ensure a clean and safe environment for the facility.

Salary Average
Assistant: $21,250
Supervisor: $42,725

Laundry

The Laundry Supervisor keeps facility linens and personal clothing clean and in good repair, maintains standards of sanitation and meets residents’ daily laundry needs by providing adequate supplies of clean clothing and house linens. The Laundry Supervisor directs, controls, plans, and modifies the Housekeeping Department to ensure a clean and safe environment for the facility.

Education & Experience:
The Laundry Assistant position does not require any specific education. The Laundry Supervisor must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have least two years of laundry or relevant experience and be willing to receive education on leadership and supervision.

Salary Average
Assistant: $21,250
Supervisor: $42,725

Maintenance

A Maintenance Supervisor ensures the comfort and safety of the residents, visitors, and staff through proper repair, maintenance, and custodial services of the facility, building and grounds. They assist the facility staff in continually providing a clean and orderly environment in a safe and sanitary manner. The Maintenance Supervisor provides maintenance support and assistance to the facility and the Administrator for any direction given, to maintain the physical plant, its property and grounds, thus to work to assure the comfort and safety of the residents and staff.

Education & Experience:
The Maintenance Supervisor must have a working knowledge of plumbing/heating, understand safety with electricity and have the ability to repair items.

Salary Average
Assistant: $29,050
Supervisor: $45,270

Dietary Aide

The Dietary Aide is responsible for the proper delivery of meals and nutrients at scheduled times and places while assisting in sanitary maintenance of the assigned work area.

Education & Experience:
No prior experience is required.

Salary Average
$23,380

Next Steps
Assistant Dietary Manager
Dietary Manager

Cook

The Cook is responsible for the preparation and service of all food and nourishments. This position is responsible for cleaning all equipment, pots and pans, and utensils used in the preparation and service of food. They are also responsible for cleaning own working area. This position is considered to be a working leadership position and requires self-discipline, diplomacy, and adaptability.

Education & Experience:
Some experience as a professional cook is required.

Salary Average
$26,000

Certifications
Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP)

Next Steps
Assistant Dietary Manager
Certified Dietary Manager

Dietary Manager

The purpose of the Dietary Manager position is to plan, develop, direct and control the activities of the Dietary department in a resident centered way. They are responsible for food service standards, policy and procedures, dining staff, equipment, and work areas. The Dietary Manager supervises, instructs, and evaluates employees engaged in preparing and serving meals, while maintaining high standards of sanitation and safety. 

Education & Experience:

Food Service Supervisors must complete an approved program by the Dietary Managers Association.

Salary Average
$53,550

Certifications

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Registered Dietitian

Registered Dieticians find rewarding opportunities in managing the environment in which residents live and fulfilling some of the greatest health care needs: nutrition and hydration. The basic needs for comfort and nutrition must be met around the clock, and the specific dietary needs of residents can be challenging. The quality of meals and the dining experience are one of the most important aspects of the facility for residents. Dieticians are on the cutting edge of the innovations in the area of food preparation and service.

Education & Experience:

The requirements for licensure as a dietitian/nutritionist are set forth in the Dietetics/Nutrition Practice Act under N.C.  Registered Dieticians must receive a baccalaureate degree, master’s, or doctoral degree or validated foreign equivalent with a major in human nutrition, foods and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, nutritional biochemistry, nutrition and integrative health, or an equivalent course of study, from a college or university accredited at the time of graduation from the appropriate regional accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education and that, as approved by the Board, meets the competency requirements of an ACEND accredited didactic program in dietetics. 

Learn more about licensure requirements from the NC Board of Dietetics/Nutrition.

Salary Average
$66,500

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