Classroom Food Assistant

Mid Santa Barbara County
Part Time

The Classroom Food Assistant helps prepare and serve the delivered breakfast, lunch, and snack in a safe and sanitary manner and assists classroom teachers in providing for the care and education of children at the Head Start centers.

Our agency provides employees with a positive work environment with the ability to balance work & home. We provide excellent benefits that include: medical, dental, vision/sick, vacation & holiday pay/Retirement Plan with a 5% match.

This position is part-time working 30 hours p/week, with benefits and will have summers off. Starts between $16.50 – $17.00 per hour working in Lompoc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Keeps kitchen areas and classrooms clean and sanitary and organized, following program policies.

  • Completes all required CCFP documentation including food arrival and serving temperatures, delivery receipts, meal count and menu comments.
  • Completes paperwork for meal count.
  • Supports family style mealtimes.
  • Demonstrates knowledgeable about food and the nutrition concepts.
  • Assists with cooking projects and food learning experiences with children.
  • Attends training and/or meetings as assigned in food preparation and handling regulations.
  • Assists teachers in carrying out activities for children in the program.
  • Meets on a monthly basis with the education staff to plan activities to meet the needs of the children in the program.
  • Assists in keeping classroom neat and orderly.
  • Works with individual children or groups of children on assigned projects and activities.
  • Assists with children during lunch, on playground, and on field trips as assigned but not without the supervision of a teacher.
  • Attends parent meetings and home visits when requested.
  • Is alert for potentially hazardous activities and uses appropriate preventive techniques for children in order to ensure safety for all enrolled.
  • Is sensitive to children with special needs.
  • Is aware off all the centers children with food allergies and ensures they receive the doctor recommend substitutions.
  • Attends workshops and other required in-service training.
  • Functions as a positive team member.  Communicates effectively with families and co-workers.
  • Performs other comparable related duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:  Prior experience with food handling.   Experience with preschool children and/or related course work in Early Childhood Education desirable.

Please noteCommUnify has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy with ability to request a vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons.

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