Job Description


Dining Services
Specific Schedule
3pm-6pm various days, including holidays/weekends (approx. 15 hours per week). *Possibility of more hours as procedures and needs change due to COVID.*
Regular Part-Time
Village Center
USD $12.00/Hr.
USD $13.44/Hr.

Job Summary

Join our award-winning team. Friendship Village Tempe is managed by Life Care Services, voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction among senior living communities by JD Power!

Friendship Village is seeking Servers for our Buffet, part-time.

Starting Pay: $12 to $13.44 per hour, based on experience

Schedule: 3pm-6pm various days including holidays/weekends (Approx. 15 hours per week).


  • Provide high quality, friendly service to residents and guests at scheduled meals, special events in Buffet, and Assisted Living dining areas.
  • Maintain the dining and food service areas in a neat, clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Deliver meals to residents homes and ensure all orders are correct.
  • Take drink orders, sit down menu orders, clean and reset tables in a timely manner.
  • Support and participate in common teamwork.
  • Interact with residents, guests and co-workers in a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Completing of side work or any extra duties that may arise.
  • Fully embrace a culture of hospitality.

Education & Experience

  • Customer service and food service experience is preferred.
  • Must have or obtain a Maricopa County Food Handlers Card within 30 days of hire date.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Must be able to operate efficiently in a fast paced environment, maintain a neat and clean area and appearance.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Must be able to bend, sit, kneel, crouch, balance, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently.
  • Manual dexterity for preparing food.
  • Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances.
  • May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time.
  • May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals and offensive odors.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds independently.
  • Requires visual and hearing acuity.
  • Must have non-slip shoes, tennis shoes are not allowed.
  • Practice good oral and personal hygiene.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What Employees Are Saying:

Buffet Server review on from August 28, 2018:

“The residents are wonderful... They trained me well. The break room has cheap, yummy food. They build an awesome environment for the workers like giving movie tickets and hosting sports leagues.”

Employee Benefits

At Friendship Village, we truly value our employees. We offer part-time employees a benefits package including:

  • 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan – Employer Match (must work 20 hours/wk)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Competitive Pay
  • FREE Employee Meals
  • Direct Deposit
  • $250 Employee Referral Bonus
  • Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Education Grant Program (must work 15 hrs/wk)
  • Employee Discounts
  • Wellness Program and Gym On-site
  • Discounted Bus Passes
  • Emergency Loan Program
  • Employee Events
  • Recognition Programs
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Trip Reduction Program
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Military Time Off

Hospitality Focus

Friendship Village Tempe fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, co-workers, and guests:

  • We greet residents, employees, and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
  • We treat everyone with courteous respect.
  • We strive to anticipate resident, employee, and guest needs and act accordingly.
  • We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
  • We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
  • We embrace and value our differences.
  • We make residents, employees, and guests feel important.
  • We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
  • We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
  • We pay attention to details.

Our Mission

Friendship Village Tempe lives our life-care promise in a community where residents and staff are engaged in enjoying life as one.

Our Vision

To be known as the leading retirement community that embraces individuality while delivering an innovative and compassionate environment in which we live and work.

Our Core Values

  • We interact honestly and fairly, with integrity and openness.
  • We intentionally respect and embrace the perspective of each individual.
  • We are passionate about consistently delivering exceptional service.
  • We are innovative and creative leaders.
  • We work together to cultivate meaningful relationships.

Our Reputation

Friendship Village is a place employees can wake up happy to come to work each day. We take pride in our exceptional culture of family and hospitality.

We hold a 4.8-star rating on Glassdoor.

Glassdoor Rating Stars 5.11.2020

We have a 4.1-star rating on Indeed.

Indeed rating stars 4.1 at 52 reviews has awarded us a 5-star rating. Rating

Our staff and residents rate us 4.6 stars on Facebook.

Facebook stars 5.2.19

Friendship Village is managed by Life Care Services, voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction among senior living communities, by JD Power!

JD Power 2019 Award

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Application Instructions

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