SPCAA is seeking high enthusiastic individual to serve as Cook for enrolled children in our Head Start/Early Head Start program at Levelland Building Block in Levelland.
Head Start is committed to establishing a learning environment in which children, parents, and staff can teach and learn from one another. All Head Start and Early Head Staff shall agree to abide by the program’s standards of conduct introduced during pre-service and/or orientation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•Certified Food Manager Certification required (Cooks not certified will be scheduled for training within one month of hire).
•Responsible for overseeing all food service operations
•Maintains food service sanitation standards, Assemble food, dishes, utensils and supplies needed for timely meal preparation
•Adhere to sanitation and safety procedures
•Ensure that food temperatures met USDA guidelines and that the kitchen areas are sanitary so that health standards are maintained
•Wash dishes, pots, pans and utensils using approved sanitation methods, return all items to their proper storage site
•Complete routine maintenance of kitchen and equipment, including weekly deep cleaning
•Order or shop for food and maintain inventory
•Ensure that all special dietary needs of children are met
•Prepare all meals (breakfast, lunch, and snacks)
•Coordinate menu planning with daily classroom schedule and special activities
•Prepare all paperwork for USDA and program guidelines
•Ensure Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regulations are followed to maintain license
•Ensure Attendance (form H1535) and Daily Meal Production (form H1530) is done weekly
•Ensure that Claim for reimbursement, (form H4502) and Claim for Reimbursement worksheet (H4502) are done on a monthly basis and submitted on last day of month
•Submit Time Distribution Report on the last day of each month
•Ensure that Enrolled, New Enrolled, Drop List (Blue Form) are done monthly and submitted to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Clerk by the last day of each month
•Maintain Eligibility for CACFP Food Program (form B)
•Maintain CACFP application and other documentation on file
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OR JOB REQUIREMENTS
•Assist in classroom as needed
•Assist in parent meetings, orientations, and special functions.
•Employees may perform other related duties and special projects as assigned. Timesheets must be accurate and completed on a daily basis.
•Ensure any on-the-job accidents are reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms.
•Report any suspected fraud and abuse to the direct supervisor or SPCAA Fraud and Abuse Officer.
•The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.
•High School diploma or GED required
•Health Department Certificate desired
•Be at least 18 years old
•Strong knowledge of large-scale food production, typically from one year relevant experience or education
•Working knowledge of sanitation and safety procedures prescribed for large scale kitchen production
•Basic computer skills desired
•Available for a light amount of night and weekend work.
Interested person may get applications from any South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (SPCAA, Inc.), Workforce Centers, or on the SPCAA, Inc. website (www.spcaa.org). Submit Applications and resumes via the SPCAA, Inc. website, via fax to 806.894.6591 or to the HR Dept. at SPCAA, Inc. PO Box 610, Levelland, TX 79336. All applicants must be registered with Work in Texas (www.workintexas.com). SPCAA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For questions regarding positions please contact Human Resources at 806.894.6104.