Position Summary: The Food Service Assistant (FSA) assists the Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor (FNSS) to assure breakfast, lunch and snack services rendered at St. Joseph Academy (SJA) are extended consistent with accepted national food handling standards, SJA mission and values, the policies and procedures of the institution, and the standards of all regulating and licensing agencies. The FSA performs a variety of food preparation services in the delivery of the SJA children’s breakfast, lunch and snack delivery. The FSA performs a variety of sanitary services during all breakfast and lunch services. The FSA is responsible for equipment operations, sanitization; facility cleaning, and trouble shooting in production area to alert management of equipment malfunctions and/or failures. The FSA will fill in for vacation and absences of other Food Service staff.
Position Reports to: Food Services Manager
High school degree or GED preferred
Experience in food service/kitchen preferred
Safe Serve Certification required within 6 months
Bilingual in Spanish a plus - fluent in English
Demonstrated ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
Interest in working with a child population
Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of Food & Nutrition Services department
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing); effectively interact with children, families, and staff members
Possesses good hand-eye coordination
Ability to read, write and follow directions and instructions
Detail oriented; ability to multi-task, set priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
Equipment Used: Food Service Equipment
Physical and Mental Requirements: Must have ability to walk and stand routinely throughout the shift. Must have the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. with ease and push up to 350 lbs. with the appropriate equipment. Must have the ability to deal effectively with the stress of responding quickly and be engaged in multiple tasks.
Environmental Conditions: Performs duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to care of children and occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of children and seasonal exposure to high humidity due to temperature control of the facility. Exposure to varying types of ware chemicals, cleaning agents and various types of food service areas that contain possible hazards such as slippery surfaces.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities