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Cook

Pineville, LA, USA
Full-time
  • Application of clear practice and procedure in day-to-day execution of job
  • Organizes self and manages time to get things done.
  • Requires supervision on operational matters related to specific tasks, and to review work progress/results
  • Keeps manager informed of important issues.
  • Builds effective relationships within their workgroup and with children/families
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist. These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
  • Oversee maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
  • Oversees the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
  • Oversees full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).
  • Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
  • Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements
  • Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.
  • Performs any other relevant duties as assigned by manager.
Educational Background: 
A high school diploma or G.E.D
Skills/Experience: 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a food service environment (experience having met Health Department Regulations, USDA and Head Start Standards is preferred)
  • Must have or obtain prior to first day of work, Certification in ServSafe
  • Commitment  to service to Children and relevant knowledge of basic food preparation and kitchen operations, including food safety requirements
  • Previous experience working with USDA/CACFP preferred
  • Ability to relate sensitively with children and to work well with staff, parents and families.
  • Strong team work and customer service orientation
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with children and staff
  • Strong teamwork orientation and organizational skills
  • To pass criminal background check including fingerprinting prior to first day of work.
  • Knowledge of the basics of working with preschool children.
  • Knowledge of the purpose of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.
  • Knowledge of local resources, customs and languages helpful.
  • Ability to follow directions and take initiative.
  • Ability to keep all information on families strictly confidential
  • General bookkeeping skills are a plus.
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Overview
Headquarters: 
Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1964
About Us
Mission: 

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 3 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 3 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US
industry: 
Nonprofit