Position Purpose

To ensure support for Direct Service Teams at Head Start classrooms in the areas of food preparation and service, clean-up, and site sanitation.

Essential Job Responsibilities – Performance Indicators

  • Food preparation, including attention to special diets and determining portion sizes.
  • Food service, including table setting, delivery of food to tables, dish washing.
  • Clean up of classroom serving area and kitchen.
  • Storage, inventory, and ordering of food and food service equipment.
  • Clean up of bathrooms and hand washing areas as requested.
  • Other duties, as requested to include covering for classroom breaks.


  • Work cooperatively with Head Start classroom staff, families, and food service staff.
  • Frequent interaction with Food Service Manager (training, site visits).

All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start policy on confidentiality.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • Previous experience in a food service and/or child care operation.
  • Knowledge of quantity food preparation, kitchen equipment, and approved sanitation methods.
  • Ability to work independently and assist with supervision of volunteers.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Spanish language ability and or experience in a Head Start setting a plus.
  • Must be currently enrolled in the Child Care Division-Central Background Registry.
  • Current Food Handler’s Card Required

Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes

  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending and reaching.
  • Frequent lifting of up to 20 lbs and occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequent decisions to assure compliance with sanitation and USDA regulations.

Position information

  • 9 months
  • Supervised by Regional Manager

This job description was last updated on 10/7/04.

Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.

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