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Nutrition Site Aide - (HS - Long beach)

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

Position:

The Nutrition Site Aide will support food service activities at the site level while serving customers and representing the company.

Responsibilities:

The Nutrition Site Aide performs the following:

  • Prepare meals and replenish food when needed during meal time; assure classrooms have table settings
  • Communicates with Kitchen regarding menu changes and allergies
  • Assist at meal time with setup, serving and cleanup
  • Wash dishes and maintain a clean, orderly, and sanitary kitchen at all times
  • Handle inventory control and order supplies/food from kitchen
  • Assure Parent Volunteers are in compliance with applicable regulations.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Food handlers Permit required (training available to acquire certification)
  • Able to perform physical requirements of job, including ability to operate wheeled carts and dollies
  • Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment

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, up to 50 lbs. as necessary. Must to able to stand for long periods of time. Physically able to perform squatting/kneeling, pushing/pulling, bending/stooping and move quickly  
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to

Additional Preferred:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable

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