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Food Service Worker

Candidates may be eligible for a hiring bonus up to $2,500!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking dynamic individuals to join our Minnesota Sex Offender (MSOP) Food Service team within the Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) division of the agency.

Food Service Workers are responsible for serving meals, nourishments and snacks to the clients of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. In this role, the Food Service Worker monitors and assists client workers performing the necessary food service duties in a therapeutic environment which is safe for clients and staff. Inherent in each of these duties is compliance with regulatory standards such as the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) as well as departmental and facility-wide policies and procedures.

Job duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Assembling meals so that each patient receives the correct diet; food is portioned accurately, and meals look appealing;
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all dishes, eating utensils, serving utensils, pots, and pans following protocols;
  • Assembling continental breakfast, snacks and nourishments;
  • Maintaining cleaning and sanitation so as to meet Minnesota Food Code Regulations;
  • Performing other food service related tasks as assigned by supervisor so that all dietary responsibilities are accomplished as appropriate.

This is an opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to our staff, clients and the community. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) serves people who are court ordered to receive sex offender treatment via the civil commitment process. Program staff provide comprehensive services including therapy, education programming, therapeutic recreation, vocational programming and volunteer services, health and wellness to clients in a therapeutic environment where safety and security are at the forefront of all campus activities.

Note: This announcement will be used to fill multiple permanent, full-time, Food Service Worker positions within the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake. Shifts may be day or evening. Work Shift and Days of Work may vary and will be discussed at the time interviews are scheduled.

Why Work For MSOP

You owe it to yourself to check out this exciting and rewarding career at MSOP with Direct Care and Treatment, the behavioral health care system operated by the Department of Human Services.

Led by seasoned and respected professionals, MSOP is a comprehensive sex offense specific treatment program in a modified therapeutic community in a secure setting. MSOP is committed to the professional growth of staff and applying current best practices to assist our clients in making meaningful change. MSOP, while rooted in public safety, is focused on the capacity to clients to change and ultimately be reintegrated into the community when risk to the public is sufficiently reduced.

Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!

In addition to a rewarding career in which you will be positively impacting the lives of Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents, we provide competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This includes a competitive hourly wage, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and more!

When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:

  • $2,5000 Hiring Bonus
  • Annual pay increases
  • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to the work of DHS
  • Student loan reimbursement

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must have:

A High School diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age, and have the following:

  • Working knowledge of materials and methods used in preparing food and the use of cooking utensils and large scale food service equipment;
  • Some knowledge of food values, nutrition and food safety/infection control.

Ability to:

  • Read, write, speak English and perform basic mathematical calculations;
  • Communicate with others in a teamwork environment;
  • Stand for up to 8 hours and work in a fast paced kitchen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read menus and special diet instructions so that all needed items are available as dictated by the menu.
  • Knowledge of health and sanitation regulations and proper cleaning methods.
  • Familiarity with proper serving utensils.
  • Basic understanding of human behavior and exhibit positive human relation skills.
  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Apply online at to Job ID 55776.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

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