Position Purpose

To ensure support for the food Service Team at the Head Start Main Kitchen in the areas of dishwashing, clean-up, kitchen sanitation and assistance with food preparation.

Essential Job Responsibilities: Performance Indicators

Dishwashing and Clean-up (75%)

  1. Wash dishes, pots, pans and utensils using approved sanitation methods.
  2. Return all items to their proper storage site.
  3. Complete routine maintenance of kitchen and equipment, including weekly deep cleaning.

Food Preparation (20%)

  1. Assist with assembling of food, dishes, utensils and supplies needed for timely meal preparation.
  2. Prepare and sort food for meal preparation at outlying sites.
  3. Adhere to sanitation and safety procedures prescribed for the Head Start kitchen.

Minor Job Responsibilities (5%)

  1. Assist with food storage and inventory.
  2. Other duties as requested
  3. Communications
  4. Work cooperatively with Head Start staff, primarily the main kitchen and food service delivery staff.
  5. Frequent interaction with Food Service Manager

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

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • Previous experience in a professional food production operation which includes dishwashing.
  • Knowledge of quantity food preparation and equipment.
  • Knowledge of approved sanitation. methods
  • Reliable transportation
  • Spanish language ability and or previous Head Start setting a plus.
  • Enrollment in Child Care Division – Central Background Registry
  • Current Food Handler’s Card
  • Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes
  • Continuous standing in kitchen area for most of shift.
  • Regular kneeling, stooping and bending.
  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent decisions to assure compliance with performance standards.

Position Information

  • 9 months per program year
  • Supervised by Food Service Manager

This job description was last updated April 29, 1999. 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.

Because this position requires in-person work and is student and/or visitor facing, complete vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) is required.

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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