School Nutrition Assistant I
The School Nutrition Assistant I prepares and distributes food items for consumption by students and school personnel, ensures compliance with reporting requirements, and maintains facilities in a sanitary condition.
- Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
- Certificates & Licenses: None required.
- Experience: Job related experience is desired.
- Key Competencies:
- Must have a strong customer service focus.
- Must be able to read and speak English.
- Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds. Must have transportation to various ACPS schools.
- Must be able to stand, lift, bend and twist. Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.
- Arranges food and beverage items (e.g. placing in steam tables, displaying, filling racks, transport food carts to classrooms, etc.) for students and staff.
- Assists in promoting the food services program to ensure food service programs are self-supporting.
- Assists in the preparation of a variety of lunchroom-related reports (e.g. bank deposits, production sheets, temperature sheets, etc.) in compliance with established regulations.
- Cleans utensils, equipment, and the storage, food preparation and serving areas to maintain sanitary conditions.
- Collects payments for food items (e.g. cash, eligible meal recipients, etc.).
- Cooks food, prepares and/or from scratch, to meet projected meal requirements.
- Documents waste (e.g. left overs, unsanitary food items, spoilage, etc.) in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Inspects food items and/or supplies to verify quantity and specifications of orders in compliance with mandated health requirements.
- Loads carts and delivers meals to classrooms as assigned.
- Monitors kitchen and cafeteria areas to ensure a safe working environment.
- Monitors temperatures (e.g. freezer, refrigerator, hot food, etc.) to ensure safe storing and serving of food items in compliance with health and safety requirements.
- Prepares food and beverage items to meet mandated nutritional requirements and projected meal requirements.
- Receives supplies and food items to ensure adequate supplies to meet mandated nutritional requirements.
- Reconciles cash transactions and item counts to balance financial and daily inventory accounts.
- Responds to inquiries from various parties to provide information and/or refer to appropriate personnel.
- Serves food items to meet mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel.
- Stocks food, condiments and supplies to maintain adequate quantities and security of items.
- Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.