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. August 2021

This job description was last updated on 08/11/2021. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Head Start of Lane County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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