Food Service Assistant

Working under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Food Service Assistant is responsible for providing hands-on assistance to the food service program on the residential campus.  The Food Service Assistant works in conjunction with the Food Service Specialist and other administrative staff in the completion of assigned duties including inventory, purchasing and ordering, safe handling, preparing, and storing procedures, reporting, etc.

MISSION STATEMENT

Helping children and empowering families by providing safety, advocacy and support.

NATURE OF WORK

Working under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Food Service Assistant is responsible for providing hands-on assistance to the food service program on the residential campus.  The Food Service Assistant works in conjunction with the Food Service Specialist and other administrative staff in the completion of assigned duties. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete weekly food inventory and submit accurate reports to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • In conjunction with the Food Service Specialist, shop for menu items within budget parameters.
  • Sort and transport food and supplies to food storage areas around campus.
  • Handle food according to established procedures and regulations.
  • Assist with the documentation and organization of food production records.
  • Maintain effective and accurate record keeping that complies with program, licensing, contract, and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide positive, mature, adult role modeling for youth at all times.
  • Attend and successfully complete all required agency training sessions.
  • Maintain personal conduct that positively reflects upon the agency in the community both on and off duty.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally to exchange information with students, coworkers, the community and others.
  • Ability to maintain a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs., repeatedly.
  • Ability to determine and assess job related documents and visually utilize Agency equipment.
  • Ability to physically handle and perform job related functions, including the operation of Agency equipment.
  • Ability to physically position oneself to effectively complete work tasks.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs safely and successfully.

MINIMUM PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in food service industry. Serv-Safe Certification preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license, adequate insurance with a car available at all times.
  • Ability to pass a Michigan State Police conviction history, Sex Offender Registry check, Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, and a Drug Screen. Initially and throughout employment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people both within and outside the Agency and must promote a positive image for the Agency in the community and in relationship with other agencies and their personnel.
  • Follow the code of ethics for your profession and agree to abide by the related Agency standards.
  • Possess an understanding and sensitivity to the client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Positive acceptance of supervision in order to learn and be trained in job-related functions.
  • Personal qualities of warmth, sensitivity, and the ability to establish meaningful rapport and maintain mutual respect with people from various cultures.
  • Personal qualities of organizational skills, assertiveness, good judgment, conscientiousness, attention to detail, and timeliness.
  • A personal commitment to the Agency’s mission, philosophy, and values.

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