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Food Service Helper

Salary: $15.05-$15.91/hour

Schedule: Full-time | Part-time - All Shifts

Location: 100 Heritage Lane, Albany, NY 12211

The food service helper assists in the preparation and service of food and in the cleaning of kitchen equipment. This is routine manual work performed under immediate supervision in connection with the preparation and service of food. On occasion, food service helpers may perform cooking duties involving lesser degrees of skill than regularly required of employees in the classification of cook. Performs other tasks as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities:

  • Sets tables and cleans them after meals;
  • Fills sugar bowls and salt and pepper shakers;
  • Works on the tray lines serving designated portions per menus;
  • Fills food carts and delivers foods to designated areas;
  • Polishes silverware, tables and chairs;
  • Cleans dining rooms and dish and linen closets;
  • Cleans, washes and otherwise prepares vegetables and fruit for cooking;
  • Assists in the preparation of salads and desserts;
  • Helps cooks in any phases of their duties;
  • Washes dishes, pots and pans by hand or machine;
  • Sweeps, mops and cleans kitchen;
  • May act as cashier.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of the proper methods of serving food and of the care of tableware, glassware, silver, and kitchen appliances;
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions;
  • Good physical condition.

Minimum Qualifications:


Employee Benefits:

  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State Pension and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low or no cost health plan, dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Flexible spending account 

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.



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