Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.
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Head Start Cook (Derry - 30 hrs/41 wks)

Job Summary:

The Cook is responsible for the daily operations of the food service activities of the child care center to which they are assigned.

Supervision Received:

She/He works under the direct supervision of the Center Director/Site Manager and the general supervision of the Health & Nutrition Services Manager.

Supervision Exercised:

No supervision exercised.

Qualifications:

The candidate will have a minimum of high school diploma or GED, and coursework or experience in quality food preparation, budgeting and purchasing; six months to two years quality food service experience; knowledge of basic cooking and kitchen procedures; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work without supervision; maintain records and reports; ability to stand for extended periods of time, and lift/carry/move heavy items; ability to relate well to children and parents. Valid New Hampshire driver’s license, current adequate car insurance, proof of car insurance, and reliable transportation.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, and snacks for their assigned centers(s).
  • Adheres to menus that have been approved by the Health & Nutrition Services Manager. Provides that these menus are posted in the kitchen and classrooms monthly. Adheres to menus for children with special nutrition needs as designated by the Health & Nutrition Services Manager, as well as able to adapt menus for special dietary requirements.
  • Relate professionally and tactfully with all families and staff. Maintain good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Responsible to order and store deliveries of food and related kitchen supplies, within budget guidelines, as designated by the Health & Nutrition Services Manager.
  • Wash and properly care for the dishes, utensils, and kitchen and food delivery equipment.
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness in accordance with state and local health safety and sanitation regulations. Responsible for following food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Maintain temperature control charts daily.
  • Responsible to have emergency meal plans available.
  • Maintain records on food purchases and related supplies, and menu production.
  • Assist the teaching staff in implementing nutrition education activities for both preschoolers and infants and toddlers through food ordering, preparation, and provision of equipment.
  • Send required reports to Central Office weekly, when needed, or at the end of the month.
  • Share in all center responsibilities as needed.
  • Attends component and staff trainings.
  • Responsible for collecting and documenting all In-Kind donations, as well as sending materials to the child development billing clerk by required date.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and normally gathers sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs as needed.
  • Abide by all SNHS safety policies and procedures.
  • Build partnerships with families within professional boundaries, communicating program policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional and positive image as a representative of the program at all times.
  • Assist with food preparation for monthly parent committee meetings.
  • Provide support to Policy Council functions through preparation of food as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contract :
Full Time
Job(s) available(s) :
1
Required Experience :
1 - 2 years
Education level :
High School | GED | HiSET
Wage :
$12.82/hr
Location :
Derry, NH
Creation date :
09/08/2017
Latest modification :
09/08/2017
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