Under general supervision set up and serve meals, clean-up and maintain sanitary conditions in food service areas.
Prepare, arrange and serve cooked and cold food to children or adults following prescribed menus.
Remove dirty dishes; clean and sanitize serving and cooking utensils and food service areas.
Maintain sanitation in areas of responsibility; transport and store supplies; manage trash, garbage and food waste.
Maintain records of the amount of children and/or adults served meals and snacks.
Receive and inventory meals and food supplies; notify supervisor of shortages and needed supplies and food items.
Other assignments that may need the associate's expertise, knowledge or ability.
Possess valid Food Handler's Card, if program requirement.
Possess current pediatric (infant/toddler) CPR and first aid certificate, if program requirement.
Exercise sound judgment, plan, establish and meet timelines.
Ability to plan and prepare a wide variety of meals and snacks for preschool children, according to established nutritional menus, if program requirement.
Ability to maintain an accurate inventory of food and supplies and order and stock supplies as needed.
Ability to maintain appropriate records and reports.
Ability to communicate effectively, through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups. Must relate well to children and their families, if program requirement.
Ability to stand for extended periods. Ability to lift 40 lbs continuously. Ability to reach, bend, stoop and squat. Possess fine manual dexterity, can push, pull, talk/hear, with near and far visual acuity/depth perception/color vision/field of vision.
Ability to pass post-offer medical examination and test for tuberculosis.
Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
Ability to travel locally, maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards, and have proper auto insurance and vehicle registration, if program requirement.