State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 08-Nov-2018 to 07-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Farmington, MO, USA
  • Part Time



Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center is a 300+ bed hospital, located in Farmington, Missouri. Website:  The Adult Psychiatric Services (APS) unit at Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center is looking for energetic, caring, enthusiastic individuals to join the team providing specialized services to intellectually disabled forensic clients as Food Service Helpers. This is an entry level dietary position.

Job Duties:

  • Prepares and serves food to patients and staff in accordance with established dietary guidelines and policies.
  • Operates and assures sanitation of food service equipment including steam tables, refrigerators, dish washing machines, microwaves, mile machines, etc.
  • Monitors and maintains temperatures within prescribed limits of stored foods, serving line foods, and sanitation equipment.
  • Disassembles serving line and cleans and sanitizes serving and dining areas using mops, brooms, and buffers. Moves dining room furniture and serving equipment to facilitate through cleaning.
  • Transports food from preparation area to serving areas using trucks, hot carts, and food carts.
  • Knows and understands procedures for use of hazardous chemicals in compliance with material safety data sheets and supervisor's instructions.
  • Attends work according to facility policies and works overtime or other shifts in order to assure adequate staff coverage.
  • Successfully completes initial and continuing competency training in order that the facility can meet accreditation standards.


Physical Requirements:

  • Physical needs: Be able to lift 20-30 pounds, bend at waist, and stand for extended periods.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of at least the 10th grade
  • Entry into minimum security areas requires applicant to be 18 years old.


Salary: $878/semi-monthly.



Benefit Package Includes:

Affordable health, vision, and dental insurance

Paid Basic Life insurance (amount equivalent to annual salary)

Cafeteria Plan

Deferred Compensation

MOSERS Retirement (Members contribute 4% of pay. State contributes 19.45% of pay.)

Tuition Reimbursement

10 hours of annual leave accrued per month

10 hours of sick leave accrued per month


For more details stop by or call:

SMMHC Human Resources Department

1010 W. Columbia St

Farmington, MO 63640


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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