Food Service Assistant

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Part Time

This position is for the 2024-2025 school year with a start date of August 13, 2024.

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission & Values as well as our Faith & Life Covenant, and our Guiding Principles about Cultural Harmony. All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

Under general supervision, completes a variety of tasks in the school cafeteria; prepares and serves food, cleans work areas and equipment, operates a service terminal, and prepares and transports bulk food and supplies. Work is performed in a commercial food service and kitchen work environment; moderate physical requirements, with risk of burns or cuts, frequent lifting, carrying and moving up to 50-pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment; may require working in a walk-in cooler.

The following reflects essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • Oversee daily operations in the kitchen and cafeteria and staff, including ordering food and maintaining daily production records.
  • Assists the kitchen staff with basic food preparation, service, food storage, and maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, dining, and storage areas.
  • Performs work within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with NSLP and Hope Academy policies and quality standards; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Counts snack or breakfast items to be sent to classrooms, may assist with bagging breakfast items for breakfasts served in classrooms.
  • Cleans and maintains orderly, safe, and sanitary conditions in kitchen facility; cleans dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, and kitchen surfaces.
  • Prepares the service lines for mealtime; serves meals as directed and in correct portions.
  • Counts products received and shipped; verifies that the quantity, quality and type of products match the daily summaries and work orders. Stores food according to sanitary handling standards.

Education and Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma / GED required. Food handling experience preferred.
  • Dependability – must have reliable transportation to the school.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and school staff.  
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of principles of record keeping and record management.
  • Spanish-speaking preferred, but not required
  • Safety and sanitation practices for food preparation, holding and storage.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • Engage positively with students and other staff, maintain professional and respectful demeanor.   
  • React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned. 
  • Work as a team to assist kitchen staff as needed.  
  • No cell phones may be used during working hours unless you're calling the Food Service Director or Maintenance for immediate help. 

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