FLSA Status: Non-exempt; Part Time / Hourly
Work Days: Each day that classes are in session; typically Monday – Thursday; occasional make-up days as necessary
Supervisor: Nutrition Manager

Job Summary:

The Kitchen Aide will implement the requirements as outlined in the Performance Standards 1304.23 Child Nutrition, pages 98-115, specifically 1304.23 (e)1, under the supervision of the Nutrition Manager or designee in conjunction with the Child Development and Education Manager and Family and Community Partnership Manager. The Kitchen Aide will report to their supervisor any difficulties prior to it becoming an issue. Maintenance of clear and concise record-keeping is a mandate and the responsibility of all staff.

The Kitchen Aide will be in a probationary period for the first 90 days of receiving the position. Job performance will be measured within 90 days of receiving the position and annually thereafter.


Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1. Maintain the cleanliness and safety of food before, during, and after preparation.
2. Maintain proper temperatures of the food and/or beverages and record temperatures on temp log to be turned in with monthly paperwork.
3. Maintain correct food temperatures throughout service of food.
4. Follow appropriate food handling practices per the Ohio Food Code and CACFP regulations, including the use of gloves, hairnets, and aprons.
5. Use measuring tools, as provided, to serve food family style.
6. Bring food in the classroom, as to follow the classroom schedule in a timely manner.
7. Conduct a weekly food inventory and turn into Child Nutrition Manager.
8. Calibrate Food thermometers bi-weekly.
9. Delivery of products, milk and prepared foods to other centers as needed.
10. Put new inventory away as delivered.
11. Follow appropriate dishwashing procedures.
12. Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and food storage areas on a daily basis refer to kitchen cleaning checklist.
13. Track substitutions and menu changes.
14. Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and CACFP Requirements.
15. Must conduct self in a professional manner at all times and dress appropriately for work and at work related functions as well as maintaining personal hygiene.
16. Must not seek to cause harm to fellow employees, the program, or the agency.
17. Fill in the classroom and assume responsibility of the group to cover breaks as needed.
18. Additional duties as assigned.


Education/Skills Qualifications:

1. Must have a high school diploma and/or GED
2. Valid driver’s license /reliable transportation/ automobile insurance coverage.
3. Good written and oral communication skills.
4. Good computer skills.


Physical Requirements:

1. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on your feet for an extended period of time.
2. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and often high stress environment as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changes.
3. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on your feet for an extended period of time.
4. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and often high stress environment as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changes.
5. Must have the ability to deal with inside and outside clientele and venders in a diplomatic and courteous manner while assuring adherence to CAA policies and procedures.
6. Various noises and behaviors associated with the care of 3-5 year old children


Working Conditions:

1. Exposure to cleaning chemicals such as dish detergent, window cleaner and other chemicals as such Delimer.
2. Various noises associated with a kitchen and classroom.
3. Higher than normal temperatures as associated with the oven and sanitizer.


Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

1. Local Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Federal Background checks.
2. Physical exam (updated every three years) including drug testing
3. Training in First Aid, CPR, and Child Abuse, Communicable Diseases, and Fire Safety.


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