HEAD START PROGRAM
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
- Acts in accordance with the Greater Opportunities Mission Statement and abide by its Standards of Conduct.
- Assists in ensuring the agency meets all federal, state, and local regulations.
- Works within a team to plan and administer a comprehensive program of services.
- Demonstrates a work ethic that recognizes and supports persons of varying socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds.
- Interacts and communicates effectively with co-workers, customers and community members in a professional and respectful manner.
- Immediately reports child abuse/maltreatment to New York State Central Registry and appropriate administrative staff.
- Maintains confidentiality of information regarding children, families, staff, and program issues.
- Follows procedure when “calling in” due to illness and for use of leave time.
- Participates in all required meetings and trainings and shares information with colleagues as appropriate.
- Drives agency vehicle and transports families as necessary.
- Facilitates food delivery system to provide healthy meals according to Head Start policies and procedures within the school system.
- 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.
- Facilitates the modification of the menu to accommodate children with disabilities or special dietary needs.
- Provides attendance information to school, maintains records, submits reports and receipts in according to deadlines.
- Purchases site groceries within budget.
- Maintains small and large kitchen equipment and appliances.
- Participates at staff meetings
Duties supervised by the Teacher/Director:
- Submits time sheets and leave forms according to policy.
- Assists with orientation of new staff, volunteers, parents, substitutes.
- Includes all children in planned nutrition activities.
- Eats meals with children according to the needs of the classroom and models positive meal time attitudes
- Assists in planning of nutrition programming collaboratively with classroom staff, sharing ideas, shopping, and teaching nutrition when requested to children, parents, and staff.
Talking – ordinary Physical Demands – climbing, stooping, kneeling,
Hearing – ordinary conversation reaching, pushing, handling
Weight-lifting up to 50 lbs. Seeing – acuity, near and far