Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • 19-Nov-2019 to 18-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • Education
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Personal Time


Responsible for day-to-day operation of the cafeteria.  This includes food ordering, preparation, clean-up and record keeping. 


Preparing Meals

  • Prepare and serve breakfast and lunch.
  • Follow safe food preparation and handling procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area.
  • Use trained cooking techniques to prepare appealing and nutritious food.
  • Check food during preparation and services to ensure quality standards are met.

 Operating Equipment and Clean Up

  • Operate equipment in safety.
  • Monitor equipment operation and report any malfunctions or repairs needed.
  • Follow sanitation procedures.
  • Use equipment suitable for the tasks being completed.
  • Clean kitchen area after service.

Recordkeeping and Reports

  • Ensure the school is in compliance with all district, local, state and federal laws, guidelines and policies
  • Complete daily breakfast and lunch reports.
  • Complete breakfast and lunch revenue sheets.
  • Maintain monthly inventory of food items.
  • Prepare monthly menu for breakfast and lunch that meets number of serving requirements for all food groups.
  • Take a daily lunch count from classroom teachers to determine amount of food to be prepared based on portion size requirements.
  • Assist in ordering and purchasing of groceries.
  • Receive and inventory delivery of government commodities and vendor orders.
  • Prepare recipes for all menu items.
  • Monitor temperatures of refrigerators, freezers and storage areas daily and record on logs.
  • Monitor temperatures of hot/cold foods and record in log.
  • Follow corrective action procedures if temperatures of refrigerators are out of safety zone.

Additional Support

  • Performs work related activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Assist in classrooms as a paraprofessional when needed (see paraprofessional job description).
  • Attend food seminars as required by state.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and in-services


  1. Paraprofessional license and Food Service Certification are required, or you must be willing to obtain the license after hire.
  2. Experience working in a school cafeteria preferred. 
  3. Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment.
  4. The ability to work and interact with all school personnel and students in a cooperative, collaborative and courteous manner.
  5. Ability to work under stressful situations.
  6. Able to build effective rapport with student population.
  7. Must have effective organizational skills, time management, and flexibility in order to meet staff and students' needs.
  8. Have a willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position.
  9. Support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the agency.


Commitment - Meeting the needs of those we serve through professional services.

Demonstrates a clear commitment to the agency's mission by exhibiting a shared concern for team members and clientele above personal interest. Has a healthy, manageable and sustainable commitment to doing a job well and going above and beyond when it is truly required. Supports fundraising. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better client experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

Compassion Unconditional empathy for all.

Listens attentively to others and demonstrates an openness  toward understanding concerns, feelings and needs. Makes wise assessments and adjusts behavior and style to effectively address situation. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Service - Community support through professionalism, accessibility, and advocacy.

Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Exhibits competence, good judgement, reliability, and polite behavior in order to meet the expectations of clients and the agency. Strives to provide service by means of advocacy.

Integrity - Upholding honesty, ethical principles and moral values.

Takes responsibility for one's own actions. Acknowledges weaknesses and easily admits mistakes.  Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Makes sound judgements and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Teamwork - Collaboration among programs to reflect a diversity of ideas and service delivery.

Builds effective, supportive working relationships with team members. Reaches out to others in different programs for ideas, points out the contribution of others, shares credit, emphasizes team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Willing to assist other agency employees when they need help and willing to share ideas with others. Able to adjust behavior and style to adapt to needs of others on the team.

Coordinated Youth and Human Services
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