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Food Services Assistant 

Category Education  

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!!!


Provide a clean, sanitary and safe environment for staff and children.  Responsible for kitchen duties, preparation of food and food service for the center as outlined in the menus and in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and USDA Requirements.




1.    To maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center.

2.    Adhere to the assigned food service work schedule and dress code.

3.    To ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.

4.    To maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards (these may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DOH, DCF and Head Start).

5.    To communicate regularly with other staff, attending staff meetings, trainings and sharing information.

6.    To have a cooperative, positive and supportive attitude within the program

7.    To follow directions and assignments as given by supervisor and Food Services Lead.

8.    Attend training sessions for enhancement of knowledge pertaining to nutritional practices and revised USDA requirements, when required.

9.    To maintain confidentiality at all times.

10.  To provide assistance in the classroom when needed



1.    Receive menus in advance of preparation and review goods on hand to determine needs for compliance.

2.    Prepare, assemble and deliver breakfast, lunch, and snack on time to the children.

3.    Order and prepare items needed for preparation of any classroom nutrition      activities.

4.    Maintain daily Temperature Tracking form.

5.    Coordinate maintenance of milk, formula, baby food and paper product stock.

6.    Inventory nutrition goods and supplies for requisition of needed goods.

7.    Maintain copies of all required forms and submit copies to Nutrition Specialist.

8.    Wash all dishes (according to Health Department standards) daily.

9.    Turn in all Vendor Delivery Slips to supervisor at the end of each month.

10.  Clean and sanitize all kitchen areas daily.

11.  Review inspection reports and take corrective action, when possible.

12.  Discard trash and empty supply boxes daily.

13.  Secure attendance from teachers, daily and prior to meal preparation.

14.  Attend training sessions for enhancement of knowledge pertaining to nutritional practices and revised requirements from USDA, when required.

 (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)



·         This position reports to the Center Manager.




Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 6 months related experience preferred



  • Ability to work effectively with a team
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of proper cleaning techniques/products
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and families
  • Demonstrates proper use of grammar and communication skills
  • Knowledge of applicable health, safety and abuse-reporting procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records



  • Complete TB screening & physical within ten (10) days of hire.  Renew every 2 years.
  • Complete on-line Food Handlers course Serving Safe Food in Childcare within 90 days of employment.
  • Commence within thirty (30) days and complete within 6 months of employment the DCF required 45 hr training.
  • Complete 40 hours of in-service training hours each fiscal year (July-June).



  • Works inside in a child care setting
  • Tolerance of loud noise
  • Exposure to various cleaning chemicals



·         Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

·         Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

·         Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

·         Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds.  Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

·         Ability to bend, stoop, lift, walk and stand intermittently throughout the work day

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags ECE, Early Childhood Education, Food Service, Nutrition  
Salary Range $12.50 - $13.50 an hour  
Travel Requirements  
Position Food Services Assistant  
Close Date 6/24/2022  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-22-00227  
Open Date 5/9/2022  
Location Clermont HS/EHS Center, Lake County  
About the Organization A recognized leader in early childhood education for nearly 60 years, ECS serves over 25,000 children and their families in 14 counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Citrus, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy. We believe that educating a child not only improves their odds for success but also strengthens the entire community.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement It is the policy of Episcopal Children’s Services to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin. It is our policy is to employ individuals solely based on qualifications, to recognize each person as an individual throughout the period of employment with our organization, and to provide fair and equal treatment for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin.  

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