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Job: Preschool Cook

Active since 05-11-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Heber, Utah Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level GCSE / A-Level / Highscho... Employment type -
Hours 28 - 29 Salary $11.80/hour
Date Posted: 10/26/18
End Date: When Filled
Status: Part-time (non-benefited)

Position is part-time for 175 days; a typical work week is Monday – Friday with an expectation of no more than 6-7 hours per day M-F with no more than 29.5 hours per week and depending on the size of the center. For weeks with less than five working days, daily hours only apply. Requires use of own vehicle to conduct business.

• Must have a High School Diploma or GED or be willing to enroll in a GED preparation program leading to a GED.

• Knowledge of Basic Food Groups.
• Experience cooking in a food service establishment, cooking for groups, and/or prior experience working with preschool children is preferred.
• Prior experience with the CACFP is desirable.
• Must obtain Food Handler Certificate upon hire if not currently certified.
• Must obtain ServSafe Certification within one month of employment if not currently certified.
• Must have transportation to be able to perform required shopping duties.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.
• Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, subordinates, parents, community groups, and other related agencies and people.

1. Uses cycle menus for breakfast, lunches and snacks. Ensures that menus served are in compliance with CACFP and Head Start guidelines, insuring specific nutritional needs of children are met and that costs are kept within budgetary limitations

2. Assist the teacher in implementing a daily nutrition program to meet Head Start goals

3. Paper work requirements

4. Maintains entire kitchen to meet sanitation requirements

5. Maintains current ServSafe certification.

6. Responds to and follows up on Health Department Inspections and internal kitchen site visits.

7. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family & Community Services Director.

8. Collaborates with other service areas to ensure seamless services to children and families and ensures we are staying true to our mission and vision. Attends and participates in staff and parent training sessions, as directed, i.e. pre-service, orientations, correlation meetings, in-service training meetings and other agency activities as required.

9. Supports the achievement of in-kind goals by actively participating in the solicitation of in-kind services and donations to the Head Start program including, but not limited to, encouraging community members and organizational contacts to volunteer, provide donations of professional services, supplies, and anything else needed to support the Head Start program.

10. Expected to provide temporary assistance in the classrooms to meet minimum child to staff ratios, or to ensure the safety of children, in the absence of sufficient Education and Child Development Service Area staff. Staff from any service area working or present at a center when the need arises will be called upon first, with Administrative Office staff being utilized if insufficient staff is present on site.

11. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in a timely or appropriate manner.

12. Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic identity, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.

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This listing is a part-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region United States
Keywords Preschool Cook, Food Preparation, Nutrition

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Name Gabrielle Lybbert