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Start/Early Head Start
Reports to: Nutrition
Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt, Program Year (44 weeks/summer off)
through Friday 8am-3:30pm, 35 hours per week
Starting Wage: Starting
at $17.00 per hour
Function: Responsible for implementation of
food services in a Head Start/Early Head Start Program serving child ages 0-5
by preparing inviting, CACFP approved meals; keeping the kitchen and classroom
areas clean and sanitary according to NYS Health Department ordinances and
maintaining adequate food stocks, kitchen supplies and nutrition records.
Duties and Responsibilities include
the following. Other duties may be assigned.
nutritious meals that take into consideration children’s various cultures and
individual nutritional needs. Monitor and maintain proper food temperatures.
Assist in delivery of food to classrooms.
and uses child nutritional needs and age-specific portion sizes to prepare
meals in accordance with Head Start/Early Head Start and CACFP guidelines.
and strictly adheres to health, safety, food handling and sanitation
requirements before, during and after meal preparation.
menu guidelines and adjusts when necessary due to an availability of menu items
or an individual child’s needs. Maintain and monitor center allergies and
Nutrition Manger to plan and participate in nutritious cooking activities with
and participate in family-style meals with children, volunteers and staff.
in conjunction with the Nutrition Manager and staff to monitor family style
dining in classrooms and document as appropriate.
nutrition record-keeping and reporting as directed by supervisor. Assist
Nutrition Manager with timely record keeping, including monthly reports, meal
counts, monthly meal counts, daily menu worksheets, and inventory of food and
supplies and all other reports as assigned.
Nutrition Manager in ordering and purchasing supplies, when requested.
breakfast and lunch menus that meets the needs of the age groups and following
food and supply order sheets. Store food and supplies properly.
appropriate cleanliness of all kitchen materials and supplies which includes:
- Keep the kitchen area clean and sanitized. Floors will be swept and
mopped daily. Counters kept free of unnecessary items and sanitized both
before and after meal preparation.
- Stove, refrigerator, and freezers will be kept clean inside and out.
Proper functioning of appliances is to be monitored by all kitchen staff
- Assist in maintaining proper storage of food and supplies to avoid
spoilage and ensuring efficient rotation of food stock.
attend required training and all requested staff or community meetings.
school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus or one to three months
related experience and/or training in early childhood nutrition; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
NYS Driver's License.
through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Annual Physical Examination, TB Test and
Fingerprinting for criminal background.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand;
use hands to handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee is frequently
required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and
talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and depth perception.
performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to
moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually
CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on
any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status,
uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with
Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.