Head Start Substitute Cook/Cook Assistant

Coos Bay, Oregon, United States

TITLE: SUBSTITUTE COOK/COOK ASSISTANT

WAGE: $9.50/hr

HOURS WORKED: On-Call

SUPERVISED BY: Area Manager

STAFF SUPERVISED: None

POSITION PURPOSE: Prepare meals for specified classes daily.  Work with teaching team, parents and children.  Kitchen clean-up daily.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Food preparation:

a. Use planned rotation menus for classes, along with cook’s choice.

b. Prepare food daily.

c. Be familiar with allergy/special diets of children served.

d. Maintain sanitary guidelines based on state and program guidelines.

e. Attractively present food to children and role model good eating habits.

f. Regular attendance when scheduled.

g. Complete USDA attendance sheets daily, as needed.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:

a. Ability to communicate and work with children and families.

b. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

c. Ability to take direction from Area Manager and Cook.

d. Willingness to follow program food philosophy.

e. Current Oregon Food Handler’s card OR ServSafe® Food Safety Certification.

f. High school diploma or GED

Work Environment:

1. Geographic Area: Coos and Curry Counties

2. Primary job site: N/A

3. May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.

4. Physically able to perform essential job responsibilities.

5. Ability to bend and lift dishwasher trays

6. Ability to work on feet for extended periods

7. Ability to lift and carry bags of groceries

8. Ability to stay calm and make decisions in emergency situations

Other:

1. Licenses: A current Oregon Driver’s License is required.

2. A good driving record is necessary.

3. Proof of automobile liability insurance @ 100,000/300,000 liability limits

4. Reliable transportation

5. Must be drug free.

6. Must be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education-Child Care Division Central Background Registry  http://www.oregon.gov/OCC/Pages/On-line_application_informationpage.aspx

NOTE:  The specific statements reflected in each section of this position description are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather the basic elements and criteria considered being necessary in order to satisfactorily perform the duties associated with the position

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