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Cook - Cabarrus

Company: save-the-children
Location: Concord
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThe Cook position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families. A strong food service program is important to supporting the goals of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. This position is responsible for the ordering, preparing, serving and documentation of meals and snacks served to children. It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control.The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas. Cooks will prepare foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP standards. The position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.As a front line representative of Save the Children the position holder is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that, he/she comes in contact with and represents the agency values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.What Youll Be Doing (Essential Duties) Prepare and serve food and assist 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.Make accommodations for special dietary needs. Maintain accurate records, both on paper and in designated on-line systems. Maintain confidentiality regarding children and families.Oversee maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.Oversee the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.Safely operate, clean and maintain utensils and equipment used in an institutional kitchen.Adhere to and ensure sanitation requirements are met when storing, handling and preparing food.Oversee full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).Implement 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.Ensure that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirementsPrepare and serve all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.Distribute and post weekly menu.Deliver food to classroom and other Centers, where applicable.Protect the safety of children by implementing active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.Apply clear practice and procedure in day-to-day execution of job.Organize self and manage time to get things done.Keep manager informed of important issues.Build effective relationships within their workgroup and with children/familiesPerform any other relevant duties as assigned by manager. Required Qualifications Minimum of 3 years experience working in a food service environmentA high school diploma or G.E.DMust have a valid drivers licenseCommitment to service to children and relevant knowledge of basic food preparation and kitchen operations, including food safety requirementsAbility to relate sensitively with children and to work well with staff, parents and families.Strong team work and customer service orientationAbility to communicate verbally and in writing with children and staffStrong teamwork orientation and organizational skillsTo pass criminal background check including fingerprinting prior to first day of workKnowledge of the basics of working with preschool children and infants/toddlersKnowledge of the purpose of the Head Start/Early Head Start ProgramKnowledge of local resources, customs and languages helpfulAbility to follow directions and take initiativeAbility to keep all information on families strictly confidentialGeneral bookkeeping skills are a plus Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use. Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment.To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid drivers license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.Preferred Qualifications Previous experience having met Health Department Regulations, USDA and Head Start Standards is preferredPrevious experience working with CACFP is preferredCertification in ServSafe is preferredBilingual is preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area) Whats In It for You Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Vision Insurance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program Paid Holidays What makes us special! Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances Leadership and Employee Development Training, including: Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs Language learning opportunities Continuous Improvement skill development programs Brown Bag information sharing sessions Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children every day and in times of crisis transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Childrens policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.by Jobble Associated topics: baking, banquet, cafeteria, cocinera, cocinera de la parrilla, cocinera de la preparacion, cook, meat cutter, restaurant cook, stove

Keywords: save-the-children, Charlotte , Cook - Cabarrus, Other , Concord, North Carolina

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