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Laboratory Preschool Cook

Pierpont Community & Technical College

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Under general direction, the Laboratory Preschool Cook is responsible for the full range of duties associated with the implementation of a daily nutrition program for infant and toddler children. This position will also support the preschool and school age food program as needed. The part-time Cook will prepare meals and create menu plans for breakfast, lunch, and snack; food and food supply shopping, order, and receive and inventory; food preparation, cooking, and dispensing; clean up; maintenance and organization of equipment, utensils, work, and storage areas. Additional planning and preparation required for children with special dietary needs and/or restrictions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reads and follows local, state and national requirements on nutrition;Follows state and national food guidelines for serving sizes and allowable foods;Maintains menus and shopping list/market orders;Prepares foods based on allergy or religious food restrictions, as applicable;Prepares and serves breakfast and lunch;Prepares afternoon snacks that will be served by staff;?Maintains proper hygiene for food handling;Ensures that each meal is ready to be served when scheduled;Cleans and maintains kitchen and eating areas in a sanitary, safe and organized manner as required by the Center and health department;Assists with ordering food and is able to calculate the amount needed;Attends all required staff meetings, workshops and/or school functions;Assists in other capacities that Director, or designee, determines is necessary;Adheres to and complies with all relevant federal, state, and local lawsadhere to all institutional policies and guidelines, including the provisions of the employee?s relevant employee handbook; adhere to and comply with the relevant provisions of the WV State Ethics Act; adhere to all safety rules and provisions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Successful completion of state and federal fingerprint-based criminal background investigation(s); ?Successful completion of state-based child and adult abuse and neglect registry check(s);Successful completion of sex offender registry check(s);Provide an acceptable TB risk test resultMust meet basic requirements of local child care and food service regulatory agenciesAbility to relate positively to young children is essentialExcellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma/GED required; associate or higher degree preferred. Must hold a current Food Handler?s Card. Previous experience in quantity food preparation is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations???DISCLAIMER: ?This description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties to be performed by the position incumbent. Employees are required to follow job-related instructions and perform other job-related activities assigned by their supervisor. ?Most requirements are subject to possible modification in order to provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. ?Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, students, other employees, or the general public.Pierpont Community & Technical College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

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