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, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403b) with generous company match
- Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
- Short Term Disability
- Basic Life and AD&D coverage
- Employee Assistance Program
- Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Accident
The Cook/Classroom Aid is responsible for food preparation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and support the classroom in the absence of assigned staff in maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating children.
SCHEDULE AND WAGE
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; $15.00 hourly.
- Take direction and work cooperatively with center/classroom staff to assist with center operations and compliance.
- Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
- Ensure compliance, program records and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and funding requirements.
- Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
- Follows Food Service Establishment Food Codes, CACFP and DHS standards and HACAP policies and procedures regarding the maintenance of a sanitary and organized kitchen, including food storage procedures, and health, sanitation and safety practices in the preparation of food.
- Is responsible for food preparation according to provided menus, including special diets, using standardized recipes and quantity cooking techniques as well as commercially prepared foods.
- Is responsible for ensuring that meal times are observed with food being served on time and at the proper temperature.
- Follows the menu change approval process and makes appropriate documentation.
- Is responsible for the accuracy and promptness of all required reports and records as assigned, including daily production forms and on-going inventory.
- Shares in the responsibility of food requisitioning and the purchasing process.
- Receives deliveries and reconciles delivery invoices.
- Assist in carrying out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements.
- Follow daily plans and classroom routine.
- Inform Site Supervisor of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- High School Diploma or GED, or working towards obtaining GED.
- One year of foodservice experience.
- Ability to read, comprehend, and implement procedures.
- Ability to use good judgment
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Ability to relate to low-income people
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work effectively with age-appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way
- Detail orientated
- Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
- Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.