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Division: Vigo County Services
Department: Early Head Start
Supervised By: Early Head Start Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt/Regular/Full-time & Part-time
Effective Date: July 2013
Ensure compliance with the performance standards in the preparation, storage and clean up of meals provided by Early Head Start. Interact with children and families in a respectful manner in the classroom. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Assemble food, dishes, utensils and supplies needed for timely meal preparation.
- Prepare high-quality nutritional food, in quantities according to CACFP menus.
- Assist with menu planning and food inventories.
- Adhere to sanitation and safety procedures assuring that food temperatures are hot or cold enough and that kitchen areas are clean and sanitary.
- Complete routine maintenance of kitchen and equipment, including weekly deep cleaning.
- Assist teachers with classroom preparation as assigned.
- Provide developmental stimulation to children in the major developmental areas of gross and fine motor, language, cognitive and social skills.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding all consumers.
- Participate in staffings and other meetings as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High School diploma or equivalent required. Child Development Associate (CDA) or related experience preferred.
- Working knowledge of food handling, sanitation and safety procedures
- Basic knowledge of the growth and development of young children.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Completion of CPR/First Aid Certification.
- Re-certification of CPR/First Aid as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Health and physical ability to stoop, lift, visually and audibly observe and interact with infants and toddlers.
Ability to manage job stresses, including performance expectations and unexpected situations.
Work is done primarily in a family daycare home setting where activity level may be high and space somewhat limited. Requires constant alertness to children's movement and quick action to intervene when necessary. Exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and head lice is possible. Requires high level of stamina.
Conditions of Employment
- Completion of a pre-employment drug screening and completion of post-employment drug or alcohol tests upon reasonable suspicion of use.
- Completion of tuberculin screening no later than three days prior to first day of employment and annually thereafter
- Completion of Center-wide orientation and ALL required paperwork prior to reporting for work
- Demonstrated computer literacy through successful completion of pre-employment testing may be required.
- Completion of HCI Commitment to Quality training
- Attendance at all mandatory staff development and training
- Successful completion of a six month on the job orientation period
- Participation in payroll electronic deposit
- Adherence to Compliance Program Plan
- Satisfactory reference and standard criminal and driving background investigation checks (including Child Protection Services).
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. They are meant to be accurate reflections of the principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.