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Food Service Worker

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | Long Beach, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond.

The food service worker is responsible for timely delivery of meals to assigned facilities. The food service worker will work as a part of a team to pack out and deliver meals each day to sites across Los Angeles County. Responsibilities include equipment maintenance, food production, pack-out, and delivery. The food service worker is a critical member of the team and he/she will interact with sites on a daily basis, serving customers and representing the company throughout the community. Must ensure all guidelines are followed for safe and timely delivery. Some light custodial duties as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare main dishes, vegetables, dessert, and snacks for clients according to menu, recipes, and instructions
  • Wash and clean cooking utensils, equipment and maintain a safe and sanitary food service environment
  • Maintain an inventory and record of food service items including quantities and specifications
  • Assembly, packing and delivery of meals to sites across Los Angeles County
  • Proper placement and care of meals when distributed to sites including ensuring appropriate temperature levels for all food
  • Maintain Delivery equipment in good working condition
  • On-time receiving, transferring, and organizing food supplies when delivered to kitchen facility
  • Heavy lifting required
  • Ability to give and take instructions
  • Ability to work closely with outside personnel
  • Maintain program vehicle in good operating condition, clean vehicle, and equipment after each delivery
  • Attend meetings as designated by agency and/or as deemed necessary by Supervisor
  • Fully understand and carry out all Agency policies and procedures; government agency regulations, policies and procedures, if applicable; and day-to-day implementation of the Operation Procedures Manual
  • Excellent customer service, serving sites and customers in a professional, courteous, and helpful manner
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High Sites Diploma or Equivalent preferred
  • Ability to obtain Food Handler's Certification
  • Experienced and dependable food service worker (catering/food delivery experience preferred).
  • Familiarity with Southern California driving conditions
  • Attention to detail, especially concerning counting accurately and organizing deliveries/equipment.
  • Able to perform physical requirements of job, including ability to safely lift and operate wheeled carts and dollies
  • Works well with others and participates as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build and maintain good relations with sites customers
  • Takes pride in maintaining a clean, orderly environment and delivering a high quality product to sites
  • Committed to the mission that all children will have access to nutritious, tasty food to support the development of healthy minds and bodies

Health Requirements:

  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly

Additional Requirements:

  • Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment
  • Must have valid California driver's license and have clean driving record to be insurable by VOALA insurance
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.