Resident Services Specialist-Food/Recreation Activities

Lutheran Social Services Of Wisconsin And Upper Michigan Inc Eau Claire , WI 54701

Posted 2 months ago

Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI wants you to join the team at Fahrman Center as a Resident Service Specialist - Food/Recreation Activities. Fahrman Center is a 42-bed adult residential treatment facility that provides inpatient addictions services for men and women as well as restorative justice services for clients who are involved with various correctional entities.

This position is Monday through Friday 2 PM - 10 PM.

Under supervision, provides resident supervision during meals and/or performs duties associated with quality of food service delivery. Provides oversight to residents handling of food and marking food correctly. Also performs other duties as required.

  • Under direction, plans, implements, and directs therapeutic and recreational activity groups for customers, and performs other duties as required.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Food Service:

  • May plan menus and order food, paper products, and cleaning supplies.

  • Takes routine inventory of utensils, supplies, and equipment and makes reports as required.

  • May assist with inventory and ordering of food, paper products and cleaning supplies

  • Receives deliveries, date marks, reviews quality of food items delivered and stocks items in their proper places and makes reports as required.

  • Cleans, maintains, and sanitizes work areas, utensils, appliances, and other kitchen equipment.

  • Organizes and directs the assembly and set up for distribution of meals to the facilities.

  • Establishes and maintains effective public and working relationships.

  • May sweep floors, stairs, and entry ways, dry and wet mops floors, empties wastebaskets and litter containers, and cleans and sanitizes toilets, sinks, etc.

  • May assemble and organize ingredients or partially prepare meals for final preparation by others.

  • Participates as a member of a quality team and interacts with primary, external and internal customers of the agency in such a way that the customer experiences increasing quality.

  • May direct the work of others assigned to food preparation and reports any problems to supervision.

  • May assist with the training of new staff.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Recreation Services:

  • Develops and conducts educational programming, activities.

  • Provides residents with activities while participating as a member of the treatment team.

  • Provides activity interventions as needed.

  • May maintain registry of community based recreational resources and direct clients to community resources.

  • Participates in on-going training programs to remain current with changes in the healthcare field and may direct in-service meetings.

  • Participates as a member of a quality team and interacts with primary, external and internal customers of the agency in such a way that the custom experiences increasing quality.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Ability to Contribute to 403B

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Service Awards and Recognition



A High School Diploma or GED Equivalency is required for the position. Credits toward a bachelor's degree/ bachelor's degree from an accredited college preferred. One year of related work experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of the methods, principles, equipment, and materials used in institutional food preparation.

  • Working knowledge of sanitation, health, and occupational safety procedures utilized in institutional food preparation.

  • Dependent on program, 4 hours of additional food safety training may be required annually

  • Ability to operate and maintain food service equipment and kitchen machinery.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, menus, and recipes.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public, working relationships and good customer service skills.

  • Ability to prepare and maintain routine records and reports.

  • Ability to perform manual labor.

  • Knowledge of the principle, techniques and methods of recreational therapies.

  • Ability to assess and evaluate progress and reaction to therapy.

  • Ability to prepare progress reports and other documentation as necessary.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.

  • Experience in related field is preferred.

  • Completion of Food Preparation Assistant course is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of the USDA School Meal Programs is preferred.


Must have a valid Driver's License and car Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.

We want you! Apply today to join our team.


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Resident Services Specialist-Food/Recreation Activities

Lutheran Social Services Of Wisconsin And Upper Michigan Inc