Duration of employment
52 Weeks per year
August 27, 2021
Food Driver Nutrition Aide
RESPONSIBLE TO: SITE SUPERVISOR
GRADE: 3 /NONEXEMPT
SCHEDULE: 32 HOURSE PER WEEK, 52 WEEKS PER YEAR
- Physical ability to lift and handle 50-80 lb. cases of foodstuffs.
- Current New York State license and a clean driving record with 0 points during the preceding eighteen (18) months.
- Interest in working in a food service operation and ability to work around young children.
- High School Diploma or GED or ability to obtain either within 12 months of hire date.
- Assist in packing food and supply orders for transportation to Head Start sites. Load packed food carriers and boxes into an agency van.
- Drive van to Early Head Start sites and deliver food and supplies to food preparation areas. Pick up empty food containers as needed.
- Facilitate communication between preparation kitchen and Early Head Start sites by delivering messages and information as needed.
- Assist in receiving and storing food deliveries, rotating of stores and performing inventories as required.
- Responsible for compliance with P.E.A.C.E., Inc. driver manual procedures.
- Follow established procedures for proper food handling and storage, personal cleanliness and sanitation.
- Follow established schedule for cleaning and sanitizing food preparation areas and all cooking, cleaning, serving and eating utensils.
- Operate and maintain kitchen equipment in a safe and sanitary manner. Report equipment problems to the appropriate person.
- Responsible for minor maintenance of the van, i.e., fluid checks, safety checks, etc.
- Observe good personal hygiene habits.
- Wear clean, washable clothing and sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and provided apron and hair covering. (continued)
- Follow established procedures for hand washing and food handling.
- Take food and food storage temperature readings and record daily entries in temperature logs.
- Calibrate food thermometers frequently and record weekly.
- Track enrollment, consumption and inventory to assist in forecasting of production needs.
- Food Serving and Storage:
- Receive food from central kitchen to ensure that necessary items are on hand for all meals.
- Receive food from central kitchen; check invoice for accuracy.
- Store food promptly and at proper temperature.
- Distribute food to classrooms.
- Help serve meals and snacks in each classroom as scheduled.
- Be aware of program menu: make sure that all menu items are served each day.
- Follow special dietary needs, as indicated by Head Start nurses.
- Clean-Up and Dishwashing:
- Load and unload dishwasher.
- Rinse empty food transport containers thoroughly.Keep food preparation and serving areas
- clean. Follow established procedures for
- sanitizing food contact surfaces.
- Perform other cleaning duties as assigned (refrigerators, countertops, dishwasher, small appliances, etc.)
- Monitor supplies of paper goods and cleaning supplies: notify Site Supervisor in advance when orders need to be placed.
- Job Interest and Cooperation:
- Work cooperatively with teachers, parents, supervisors and other Head Start staff members.
- Assure non-federal share (in-kind) hours by assisting in activities which support nutrition education and other educational activities for children and families.
- Attend training sessions and workshops, as required.
- Share job concerns and questions with Head Cook/Site Supervisor.
- Convey to central kitchen any feedback or suggestions from classroom staff.
- Utilize self-reflection, constructive criticism, and training information to enhance performance of job duties.
- Works with all site staff to support the agency’s greener alternatives mission; including reducing or eliminating the use of disposables and washing reusable dishes as needed.
- Attendance at meetings, workshops and training is required.
- Perform other duties as they relate to the team-approach of the Head Start philosophy.
- Maintain confidentiality of all data and information.
- Adhere to relevant health and safety policies and procedures.