Jan 13, 2024

Food Services Worker - 15 Hours Per Week, Salem Public Schools

  • TrulyHired
  • Salem, MA, USA
Part-time School Support

Job Description

Food Services Worker - 15 Hours Per Week, District, Salem Public Schools SY2023-2024

Reports to

Kitchen Manager

Consults with

Assistant Food Service Director

Term of Employment

$21.54/Hour, 15 Hours Per Week

About Salem Public Schools

Salem is a small, diverse city with a proud maritime and immigrant history. Salem Public School educators are passionate about urban education and understand the urgency of improving student achievement. We respect and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community. We seek individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability, economic status, gender/gender identity, language, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other backgrounds. Salem Public Schools has a clear equity statement and core values that guide and drive our work as an anti-racist organization. Applicants who have experienced working in urban schools and have bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

Overall Responsibility
  • Safe preparation and handling of food
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and facilities
  • Serving of food
  • Assisting with record keeping

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Efficient, clean, and safe preparation, serving, and clean-up of daily meals
  • Working knowledge and effective use of the POS system
  • Able to prepare receipts for deposit
  • Ability to show flexibility in tasks - serving, food prep, running POS system, clean up
Performance Responsibilities

Performs efficiently and to the best of his/her ability the duties assigned in relation to preparation of food, serving of food, cleaning all areas of the kitchen, or other assigned duties, which may include operation of a cash register, in the time allotted.
  • Reports to work as scheduled, sign the posted timesheet, and remain on the job until dismissal by the manager.
  • Notifies the manager and the main office at the earliest possible time when unable to work.
  • Maintains pleasant working relations with fellow employees by showing consideration for others: patience, respect, self-control.
  • Follows all policies of the School Committee and instructions of the Kitchen Manager relating to safety measures, sanitation practices, personnel standards, work techniques, and methods of performing duties.
  • Performs duties involved in the safe preparation and handling of food, cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and facilities, and serving of food.
  • Assists with food preparation.
  • Portions food.
  • Cleans kitchen equipment and work area including floor.
  • Sets up serving counter.
  • Serves food on line after receiving instructions as to portion size.
  • Washes dishes, trays, flatware, pots, pans and utensils.
  • Washes dining room tables.
  • Unpacks supplies and assists with stocking dry storage shelves and/or refrigerator shelves.
  • Operates equipment properly, maintaining safety standards at all times.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager.

Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Serve Safe Certification (or equivalent) or willing to become certified
  • Strong sense of customer service
  • Some Computer knowledge is a plus
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Must be flexible
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds
  • Sense of pride in serving healthy, nutritious meals
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Ability to take direction
  • Bilingual, candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Current authorization to work in the United States

Equal Opportunity Employer

Salem Public School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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