Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) / Director of Dietary Services *

  • 2230 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60436, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Dietary
  • Job Title: Dietary Director
  • Status of Employment: Full Time
  • Shift Type: Days
  • Name of Location/Facility: Joliet Terrace
  • Represented position?: This is a Non-Union position.

Company Description

This is an entry level CDM position.

About the facility:

Under new leadership:  Transitional Care Management (TCM) now manages this Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) as of 9/1/2019.  Our goal is a focus on quality care and excellent customer service for the staff & the patients alike.  While we have many team members that have been with the center for several years, we are expanding. 

·         During the interview, you may hear:  ‘You can expect to be busy, and time will fly by on your shift, but you will go home knowing you made a difference in someone’s life.’

Joliet Terrace has 120 Medicaid beds, proudly serving the behavioral/psych population – with a 5 Star Quality Measure rating & 4 Stars overall. 

Location:  We are next door to a church & school, we are situation in a quiet area that is 1.5 miles from I-80; very easy to commute to.


*Join us and love what you do again.


Job Description

This is an entry level CDM position.


  • Make a difference in the lived of others.

You have the ability to impact our patient’s lives on a daily basis by influencing the nourishment we provide them. This is an important role that we take seriously. Providing a home like environment includes the provision of tasty, nutritional and appealing food. It can impact their recovery and their daily state of mind.



  • This is an entry level CDM position. 
  • Prior experience as a Director is not necessary, but you must hold the Certified Dietary Manager credentials
  • ServSafe Certifications

Essential Functions

  • Direct management and supervision of food services managers and dietary staff
  • Understands nutritional requirements for entire population and menu options available
  • Reviews and approves Menus (regular and therapeutic) and substitutions per policy
  • Completes nutritional assessments on residents within required timeframes and updates as necessary
  • Attends Care Plan meetings per policy (as needed)
  • Monitors weight gains/losses and determines interventions for those at nutritional risk (as needed)
  • Makes recommendations on patient’s nutritional needs to nursing management and physicians
  • Audits meal services to assure compliance with systems, policies and procedures
  • In-services staff as indicated (Cooks and all staff as needed)
  • Ensures Proper storage and handling of food in center
  • Temperature logs are maintained for all equipment
  • Personal hygiene practices in place
  • Food safety and correct temperatures are maintained
  • Other duties as assigned

other common titles: dietary manager, dietary services director, director of dining services, food service manager, director of food and nutrition services

Additional Information

  • *Join us and love what you do again.