Food Services Assistant

Job | Posted 19 days ago


Colorado Early Colleges Mission Statement: All students, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career. No exceptions. No excuses.

Food Services Assistant

Salary: $12.32-$15.00 per hour
Exempt: No
Full-time: No
Supervisor’s Title: Kitchen Manager
Location: Aurora
Hours: 3-4 hours daily **No weekends or evenings**
Contact Days: 167-184


  • PERA
  • Paid time off
Summary: Responsible to assist in preparing, serving, and cleaning for all USDA and Child Nutrition Programs to all students following state, federal and district policy. May also be needed to operate POS system. Responsible for following all Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines. Responsible for following job rotations, oral and/or written. May assist with translation and/or communication using second language skills when possible if applicable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    
  • Serve meals according to standardized menus and recipes using proper portion control and following federal, state, and district policies
  • Adhere to proper sanitation, cleaning, and kitchen safety program as defined by federal, state, local guidelines and rules including the HACCP Program
  •  Work as a team with other kitchen staff by maintaining a consistent positive attitude toward co-workers, students, and school staff. Kindness is essential
  •  Ensure food is properly stored based on federal, state, and local nutritional standards and guidelines
  •   Assist in receiving and stowing of groceries and equipment as assigned by Manager   
  •  Complete written production menu worksheets.  Follow daily job assignments and rotation as assigned by Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities; however, this position does assist the kitchen manager with directing work of others as requested
Education and Experience:   
  • High school diploma or equivalent, including GED or work experience
  • Some food or school food service experience preferred
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Have experience in scratch cooking professionally or personally is helpful
  • Ability to maintain accurate records/reports
  • Ability to relate well to students and staff is essential
  • Attendance and punctuality are important

Job Qualifications:
  • Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills and be able to follow instructions, both verbally and written
  • Must be able to possess basic personal computer knowledge within two months of hire
  • Must understand the fundamentals of culinary operation, including operating knowledge of kitchen equipment required within three months of hire
  • Possess the basic ability to understand documents, define problems and draw valid conclusions
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, where teamwork is essential
  • Applicants should preferably be proficient in the English language with the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations: 
  • Must attend mandatory in-service trainings and classes
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, all employees must complete a background check
  • Valid Colorado driver's license
  • essential functions of the desired positions with or without reasonable accommodation or reliable mode of transportation 
Working Conditions and Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • High exposure to self to: bruises due to slipping, falling or bumping into equipment; cuts due to use of knives and meat slicer; heat burns from stove, oven, or steamer; repetitive motion injuries due to food prep work, serving or working on the computer
  • Requires repetitive bending, reaching, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, bending, or other physical movements
  • Moderate physical effort (must be able to lift up to 40 pounds)
  • Prolonged standing/walking
  • Eye/hand coordination for register and computer operation
  • Visual concentration on equipment
  • Noisy environment
  • Temperature/humidity variations    
Conditions of Employment
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon a successful background and references check
  • Selected applicant is an employee at will
  • Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado State Board of Education’s Drug-Free Workplace policy
  • As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his/her legal right to be employed in the United States
 Colorado Early Colleges is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Colorado Early Colleges

4405 N Chestnut Suite E, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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Aurora, CO

310 N Blackhawk Street , Aurora, CO 80011