Under the supervision of the nutrition manager this position will assist the cook in preperation of snack and meals for the students in the center. He or she will also work with HS Director, Coordinators and staff to insure the adherence of Head Start Performance Standards, United States Department of Agriculture, Child and Adult Care Food and Nutrition Program and Health Department regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Weeks/Hours – 25 hours a week – Monday thru Friday 38 weeks per year
Must follow designated menus
Purchase foods and maintain accurate records and receipts for monthly reports to Nutrition Coordinator.
Must relate well to parents
Prepare special diets for children as needed
Assist in classroom cooking experiences for children
May be a part of developing lesson plans that include Nutrition Education for staff, parents and children.
Must adhere to meals schedule.
Assist Education staff with cleaning of center
Must maintain kitchen in proper sanitary condition as per Health Dept. regulations
Must attend staff meetings
Attend parent meetings as necessary for Nutrition Education programming.
Must be able to put into practice ideas and knowledge gained from workshops
May assist children in setting the table before meals, assisting assigned helpers in placing eating utensils in the right place, so that the teacher is free to perform other duties
Must submit monthly food temperature charts and shopping lists to Nutrition Coordinator and/or designee
As a member of the Center Team, assist in maintaining classroom coverage as per Performance Standards, CCA regulations, and for the good of the children.
Preferred: High School Diploma or GED
Must have at least one (1) year cooking experience for large or small groups
Must be able to follow recipes
Must have accurate math and record keeping skills
Must be able to demonstrate care and concern for Head Start children and families
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and collaborate with various professional and community groups throughout the three counties.
Must be organized and efficient and work with minimal supervision.
Must be willing/able to travel
Must obtain and pass a physical and criminal background check.
Must be knowledgeable in Maryland Child Abuse laws and act accordingly.
Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license.