Apply Here: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6155635.careers?ShowJob=386334550
Founded in 1906, Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. We serve over 12,000 people annually through our major program areas of early earning, youth education, family and social services, employment and adult education, health and housing stability.
- Department: Child Development
- Location: 1225 South Weller St. Suite 510 Seattle, WA, 98144
- Base Pay: $17.54-$19.51 / Hour
- Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
- Job Category: Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
- Closing date: Until filled
Having trouble completing your application? For support, please call (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the location listed above is our Central Office. Our child development staff work at the sites where we operate programs and classrooms. These sites are located in South, Central and West Seattle as well as in Burien.
Food Service Worker
Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. The Head Start Food Service Worker’s primary responsibility is to serve breakfast and lunch to Head Start children in the classroom. All food preparation and meal cleanup is the responsibility of the Food Service Worker. This position will provide classroom assistance to the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher as time allows.
At Neighborhood House we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.
- As instructed and according to Standards, provide meal service to classrooms: prepare food, set up, and serve food in a timely manner, clear and remove dishes at the conclusion of each meal and clean tables.
- Take food temperatures when vended meals arrive and before meal service to ensure food is safe. Monitor refrigerator and freezer temperatures daily and maintain proper records.
- Maintain strong knowledge of food safety standards and ensure that the kitchen environment and food preparation practices are always in compliance with these standards.
- Document adjustments to menus when changes are made. Make decisions about menu changes for breakfast and snacks based on food inventory on site and in consultation with the Food Program Supervisor.
- Monitor supplies and communicate with the Food Program Supervisor regarding the sites needs.
- Actively involve children as helpers in meal setup with the support of the classroom staff. Engage in conversation and concept learning as children participate.
- Maintain a clean and organized kitchen and pantry. Follow daily cleaning protocols and regular deep cleaning as appropriate..
- If bilingual, provide translation services for families and opportunities for children to use home language in the classroom.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED
- One year experience working with children, preferably at the pre-school level. Family and volunteer experiences may be considered in addition to paid employment.
- Ability to learn the responsibilities of this position.
- Ability to communicate and understand basic English.
- Ability to read menus and complete basic paperwork
- Ability to learn about Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) standards for meal service and other regulations associated with the job.
- Ability to communicate effectively and relate sensitively to children and adults from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups.
- Willingness to comply with established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
- Willingness to comply with Head Start Standards of Conduct by promoting the unique identity of each child and family; conforming with program confidentiality; following child supervision and guidance policies; and refraining from soliciting or accepting personal gratuities, favors, or anything of significant monetary value from contractors or potential contractors.
- Policy Council Approval.
- First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
- CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire).
- Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
- Current Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
- Current Blood Borne Pathogens training certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
- Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
- Current Health Exam, Tuberculosis Screening, and record of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity (must be obtained prior to employment).
- Department of Early Learning portable background check
- Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
- Postion requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
- The usual methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.
- Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
- Experience working with groups and/or families from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Click here for more details about our benefits program.
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to email@example.com.