Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident

 

POSITION GOAL

Position goal: The Cook is responsible for food preparation for the Head Start child care center.  

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SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 7:45 am-4:15 pm; $15.00 hourly.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Responsible for food preparation according to provided menus, including special diets, using standardized recipes and quantity cooking techniques as well as commercially prepared foods.
  2. Maintains an organized and efficient food service operation.
  3. Follows requirements of funders and regulatory agencies related to foods served, required documentation and food safety and sanitation practices.
  4. Shares in the responsibility of food requisitioning and the purchasing process.
  5. Receives deliveries and reconciles delivery invoices.
  6. Assists classrooms with supervision of children on an incidental basis. 

EXPECTATIONS

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. Demonstrates personal commitment to HACAP through quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout HACAP, and positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work positively and cooperatively with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to flexibly changing situations to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  5. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
  6. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations. 
  7. Must possess high integrity and ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition, or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  8. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage, and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. High School Diploma or GED, or working towards obtaining GED.
  2. One year of foodservice experience.

 

Skills

  1. Ability to read, comprehend, and implement procedures.
  2. Ability to use good judgment
  3. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  4. Ability to work with a diverse population
  5. Ability to relate to low-income people
  6. Strong organizational skills
  7. Ability to work effectively with age-appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way
  8. Detail orientated
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.