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Dietary Aide Sr. - SHN

Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/25
Posting End Date: 2024/06/25
Category: Food Services
Sub Category: Nutrition
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Orofino, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 14.04
Maximum Salary: 14.04
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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People Making a Difference!

Do you like a small-town atmosphere and enjoy the outdoors and mountain scenery? Then State Hospital North (SHN) may have a position as a Dietary Aide Sr. available for you! SHN is a modern 55-bed adult psychiatric hospital located in the beautiful mountains of North Central Idaho. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 

This is an ongoing announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening. Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list. When a position becomes available, the hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview off the referral list. 

This announcement may be used to fill full-time, part-time, and temporary positions. Temporary positions are limited to working 1,385 hours in a 12-month period for any one state agency. Employees are eligible for benefits if they work twenty (20) hours or more per week and the term of employment is expected to exceed five (5) continuous months.



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time/30+ hours per week) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!


  • Prepares food; sets up, portions and delivers meals.
  • Keeps dining areas stocked and clean for client use.
  • Prepares salads, fresh vegetables and fruit, beverages, snacks, juice and salad dressings.
  • Cleans, cuts, chops, dices, slices, and purees foods and slices and portions breads, cakes and pies.
  • Operates appliances and makes sandwiches, prepares sack lunches, and assists cooks.
  • Sets up dining areas and salad bar, portions food on serving line, and weighs and measures food for special diets.
  • Cleans and sanitizes the kitchen, dining and storage areas, and utensils and equipment.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Good knowledge of sanitation and safety practices used in food handling.
  • Good knowledge of equipment and devices (appliances) used in food preparation.
  • Experience operating and cleaning kitchen equipment.
  • Experience cleaning and sanitizing kitchen areas.
  • Valid driver's license.

The minimum qualifications are typically gained by:

  • At least 3 months of work experience in fast-food restaurant, using, cleaning, and sanitizing kitchen areas and equipment OR at least 3 months of work experience in an institution such as a school, hospital, or nursing home, using, cleaning, and sanitizing kitchen areas and equipment.
  • On-the-job training for food service safety OR attended an 8 hour course (in-service training) or seminar on food service safety (this is not the same as on-the-job training) OR completed college, or vocational, food handling course or military food service training.

Learn About a Career with DHW

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If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email is the quickest way to get an answer to your questions.

(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

EMAIL: [email protected] 
(208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.