Lead Food Service Worker (Towson)



Food Services-General

Full Time (benefits eligible)

Days and evenings, also rotating weekend shifts

Monday - Sunday 5:30 am - 7:30 pm


As a Lead Food Service Worker you will:

  • Provide a senior level of leadership in addition to assigned Food Service Worker responsibilities of assisting with the food preparations, set up, service, delivery of meals , and clean-up for the organization's dining facility.

  • Assist in training and orienting new staff and with opening and closing procedures in the absence of Food Service Manager. 


  • Work requires the ability to read, write, and speak English well enough to follow oral and written instructions, to count, and to use direct reading devices where interpretation is not required.

  • 1+ years of food service experience in healthcare setting with the ability to demonstrate reliability and the skills to train and lead others;  demonstrated  basic knowledge of food service practices and procedures (e.g., portion control, short order cooking, and sanitation); and knowledge of operation of equipment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to frequently (51-75% of work time) train and orient new staff; and greet, exchange information, provide service, and perform other activities requiring ordinary courtesy with patients, staff, visitors, and guests.

  • Depending on specific assignment, work may require the possession of a valid driver's license AND compliance with Sheppard Pratt requirements to operate a hospital vehicle at time of appointment and through duration of employment.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in institutional kitchen atmosphere with very frequent (51-80% of work time) exposure to unpleasant conditions, such as extremes in temperatures, odors, and noise.

  • Work requires occasional exposure to potentially hazardous conditions, such as wet or greasy spots on floor; knives, slicers, and other sharp objects; disposals, dishwashers, and other dangerous equipment; burns; and caustic cleaning chemicals.

  • Work requires almost constant (more than 80% of work time) standing, walking, and lifting objects (trays and dishes) weighing under 10 lbs.  

  • Work requires very frequent speaking to staff, visitors, and patients/clients.