Bainbridge- Head Start- Food Service Aide

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Position: Food Service Aide Date Revised: August 2020

Reports To: Nutrition Services Coordinator Salary Category: A

Employment Status: 10 mo./Nonexempt

Responsibilities: Works as part of the center team to support staff in the classroom. Acts as a facilitator with food service in the school. It is expected that the Food Service staff will attend the National Food Safety Certification Program and maintain certification while employed.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be a high school or GED graduate.

Preferred Qualifications: High school graduate and be certified by The National Food Safety Certification Program

General Duties:

  1. Acts in accordance with the Greater Opportunities Mission Statement and abide by its Standards of Conduct.
  2. Assists in ensuring the agency meets all federal, state, and local regulations.
  3. Works within a team to plan and administer a comprehensive program of services.
  4. Demonstrates a work ethic that recognizes and supports persons of varying socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds.
  5. Interacts and communicates effectively with co-workers, customers and community members in a professional and respectful manner.
  6. Immediately reports child abuse/maltreatment to New York State Central Registry and appropriate administrative staff.
  7. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding children, families, staff, and program issues.
  8. Follows procedure when “calling in” due to illness and for use of leave time.
  9. Participates in all required meetings and trainings and shares information with colleagues as appropriate.
  10. Drives agency vehicle and transports families as necessary.

Essential Duties:

  1. Facilitates food delivery system to provide healthy meals according to Head Start policies and procedures within the school system.
  2. Complies with all local, state and program sanitation regulations in regards to personal cleanliness, preparing, serving and storing foods and when cleaning food service areas.
  3. Facilitates the modification of the menu to accommodate children with disabilities or special dietary needs.
  4. Provides attendance information to school, maintains records, submits reports and receipts in according to deadlines.
  5. Purchases site groceries within budget.
  6. Maintains small and large kitchen equipment and appliances.
  7. Participates at staff meetings

Duties supervised by the Teacher/Director:

  1. Submits time sheets and leave forms according to policy.
  2. Assists with orientation of new staff, volunteers, parents, substitutes.
  3. Includes all children in planned nutrition activities.
  4. Eats meals with children according to the needs of the classroom and models positive meal time attitudes
  5. Assists in planning of nutrition programming collaboratively with classroom staff, sharing ideas, shopping, and teaching nutrition when requested to children, parents, and staff.

Working Conditions:

Talking – ordinary Physical Demands – climbing, stooping, kneeling,

Hearing – ordinary conversation reaching, pushing, handling

Weight-lifting up to 50 lbs. Seeing – acuity, near and far


Greater Opportunities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accomodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.