Food Service Worker - Center for Families

Edmonds Community College - Lynnwood, WA (30+ days ago)4.3

Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.


DESCRIPTION: Edmonds Community College Center for Families produces breakfast, lunch and snacks daily for all infant, toddler and preschool childcare classes. The childcare classes vary in size from 8 to 20 children ages 3 months to 5 years old, for a total of 50-70 persons per meal. Childcare classes operate during the week providing breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Family events may be held during the weekday or evening, with a dinner prepped. During the week: prepare, cook and/or bake hot foods and cold foods for meals, prep work for the coming week, prepare special diets, place orders, stock the storeroom and maintain inventory.

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Assistant 3, the Food Service Worker independently performs routine work tasks in support of the Center for Families Childcare food service program, which provides all enrolled childcare children with breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Day-to-day work tasks must ensure uninterrupted production and delivery of meals to the childcare classes. This position prepares and cooks food for children (infancy through preschool) that meets Department of Early Learning childcare licensing regulations, USDA standards and Department of Health regulations. Specific responsibilities include:
Cooks and prepares quality meals and snacks following the daily menu and special diet requirements.
Ensures menu and meal components meet public health, USDA/CACFP regulations and Department of Early learning licensing requirements.
Prepares meals and beverages for transporting to classrooms. Transports meals and beverages to classrooms at designated meal service times and within food safety regulations.
Receives food and non-food items from vendors, stocks the storeroom, and maintains food service inventory tracking.
General cleanup tasks as they relate to food preparation and transporting to classrooms.
Maintains cleaning and sanitary conditions required in the kitchen, meeting childcare licensing regulations and food safety standards.
Keeps records: Child and Adult Care Food Program meal counts, food records, recipes.
Prepares meals for Family Nights per menu for specific event.

The Food Service Worker is expected to comply with all Center for Families Childcare policies, protocols and procedures. The Food Service Worker has regular contact with staff, children, parents and community members and is expected to be respectful and professional in all contacts at all times.

Punctuality and consistent attendance are essential functions of this position.

The position is part-time with varying hours, typically up to 16 hours per week, maximum 69 hours per month.

For information on how to apply, see Application Procedures, below.

Possess or be eligible for a valid food handler's permit,
Cooking from recipes

Experience in providing meals to children in an educational setting, preferably childcare.
Experience in complying with U.S.D.A. contract requirements.
1 year of experience in quantity/institutional food preparation and serving OR equivalent education/experience.
Experience in quantity or institutional food preparation and serving, or equivalent education/experience.

Ability to perform tasks effectively in an environment that is fast paced, has required deadlines, and may be subject to frequent interruptions. Ability to operate kitchen/food service equipment and machines, such as, dish machine sanitizer, washing machine/dryer and, possibly, copier, adding machine, and multi-line phone. Work requires the ability to stand for long periods, lift approximately 50 pounds, and move food and non-food supplies including food service equipment. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk; push, pull, carry and lift up to 50 pounds; full range of use of fingers, grasp; execute repetitive motions that are substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers; and use cleaning agents on materials, equipment and/or furniture.

$12.50 – $13.00 per hour, depending on experience and education.

The Program operates Monday through Friday. Scheduled work hours vary between 7:15 am and 5:15 pm, with occasional evenings required.

You cannot apply online for this position. To apply, submit a letter addressing the Required and Desired Qualifications, a current resume, and two current professional references to Lisa Neumann, Director of the Center for Families:


Mail: Lisa Neumann, Director
Center for Families
Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Avenue W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

The position is open until filled.

You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
You must successfully register in MERIT and pass a Department of Early Learning (DEL) Portable Background Clearance.
You must provide a record of current negative tuberculin test results completed within one year prior to hire date.
You must possess or be able to obtain by hire date: food handler's permit.
Must be at least 18 years old.

Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.