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Nutrition Aide Substitute - (North Hollywood)

Children's Services | North Hollywood, CA | Part 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. Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:15 pm (10-1/2 months per year).

Substitutes are called to work on an as-needed basis

Responsibilities:

The Nutrition Aide performs the following:

  • Prepares main dishes, vegetables, deserts and snacks for infants and toddlers according to menus, recipes and individual children’s needs and instructions
  • Washes and cleans cooking utensils and equipment; maintains a safe and sanitary food service environment
  • Orders food supplies and manages storage of supplies according to established procedures
  • Maintains inventory and inventory records of food service items and supplies
  • Works closely with nutrition consultant to standardize recipes as needed

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read and write English legibly
  • Must have general knowledge of current health and nutrition concepts
  • Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment
  • Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites

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
  • Physical examination at the time of employment
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs on a regular basis; must be able to stand constantly 
  • 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:

  • Food service experience preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer