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HS Cook, Prescott Valley

Company: Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Location: Prescott Valley
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

$13.09/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 41 wks/yr NACOG offers staff the following paid time off: NACOG offers 19 paid Holidays (includes Winter Break and Spring Break) for all 9 month staff.
Staff have the option to earn additional paid days off by participating in the Wellness Program.
NACOG adheres to the Arizona State Sick Leave Law. SUMMARY In compliance with Federal Law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Prepares nutritious meals and snacks for Head Start children and maintains complete and accurate records of the food service program. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Plans menus with parents and center staff to meet nutritional requirements of children.
Orders or purchases food for the menus within budgetary limitations.
Prepares meals and snacks from the approved menu.
Serves the food in a family style setting and eats with the children.
Practices safety and sanitation in preparation and storage of food.
Cleans and maintains the food preparation and storage areas and equipment.
Participates in classroom cooking experiences.
Prepares all necessary records and reports.
Participates in general and center staff meetings and in parent activities.
Recruits parents to participate in menu planning and to act as substitute cooks.
Participates in training programs and workshops.
Posts weekly menus, list of vendors and weekly work schedules for Cook and Lunch Aide.
Observes required health and safety rules.
Performs related duties, as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises a Lunch Aide. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education and/or Experience Experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of nutrition and food preparation experience. Experience and training planning and preparing nutritious meals for the Head Start children, assuring that one-third of the daily nutritional needs are met. The cook is responsible for purchasing and storing food, keeping sanitary standards, and record keeping. The cook participates in all staff and center meetings and training. The cook works under general supervision of the Center Director after the requirements have been learned. Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Knowledge of food preparation, safe storage and sanitation. Genuine care and respect for children and their needs. Physical condition adequate to meet the physical and emotional demands of assigned duties. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Must be bondable. Other Skills and Abilities Certificates and Licenses Current, valid Arizona Drivers License. Obtain Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card Obtain Food Mangers or Food Managers certification as required by the County Health Department PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Benefits include: Agency Paid Health, Dental, Vision, Arizona State Retirement (ASRS); Sick & Holiday Pay

Keywords: Northern Arizona Council of Governments, Prescott Valley , HS Cook, Prescott Valley, Hospitality & Tourism , Prescott Valley, Arizona

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