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Food Services/School Nutrition/Food Service Assistant
Hours: 5.5 hours/day; 5 days/week
Job Type: Part-time, school year
Bargaining Unit: School Nutrition
Salary: View salary grid on Pages 4 – 5, Section 1 of the School Nutrition Contract
General Purpose of Job: To inspire and prepare all scholars with the confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by assisting in preparing and serving quality and nutritious meals to students and staff. Contribute to a positive kitchen team that builds relationships with students, building staff and community members.
Assists in the implementation of breakfast and lunch, and special events including, but not limited to, Fruit and Vegetable Grant, After School Snack Program, Dinner Program, Summer Programs , etc.;
Assist in serving quality meals on time every day regardless of challenges with food, equipment or staffing;
Assists in determining and ordering appropriate quantities of food and supplies that are necessary for the efficient operation of the building meal program as needed.
Food Preparation and EquipmentAssists in preparing and serving meals, washing dishes, cleaning equipment and facilities as needed;
Understands, follows, and may train in the proper procedures for safety and use of food service equipment;
Assists in calculating quantities of food to be prepared each day while minimizing food waste;
Uses and assists in training staff on the use of standardized recipes to ensure serving of safe food and USDA requirements are met for all students;
Maintains a positive work environment where staff feel welcome and valued;
Attends in- service meetings and trainings for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions;
Maintains temperature logs when necessary to ensure safety;
Ensures proper receiving and storage procedures are maintained by following current sanitation guidelines;
Supports department continuous improvement program by accomplishing goals.
Financial Provides accurate and complete information to manager regarding daily menu and food production records.
Other Responsibilities:Collaborates with nutrition staff, building staff and community members;
Responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner;
Uses creative ways to connect with students to seek their input and build positive relationships;
Communicates effectively with students, families and staff to maintain positive relationships;
Recognizes and acknowledges concerns and proactively works with others to find solutions.
Understands and follows USDA and MDE meal pattern regulations;
Follows all local and district health safety codes;
Completes annual health and safety training;
Follows all current uniform guidelines and Osseo Area Schools Food and Nutrition personal hygiene procedures;
Helps in passing bi-annual health inspections.
Skilled in:Interacting positively and building relationships with all stakeholders;
Proper use of commercial kitchen equipment to minimize accidents, safety, and sanitation concerns;
Being agile and ability to move quickly;
Attending to detail;
Making quick, logical and decisive decisions as daily challenges occur;
Developing positive relationships with students, staff and community;
Creating a safe and caring work environment where staff feel welcome and valued;
Communicating effectively using good interpersonal skills;
Understanding and following Nutrition Services processes including, but not limited, to standardized recipes, labels, safety data sheets, cooking and cleaning procedures.
Osseo Area Schools offers:
Meaningful and impactful work
Opportunities to grow professionally
A variety of benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer.
Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy.
Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application.
Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call 763-391-7007.
Background Check Upon Conditional Offer:
Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis
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