Lunch Monitors

Job | Posted a year ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Department: School-based
Job Title: Elementary Lunch Attendant/Monitor FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt; Non-Aligned
Reports to: Principal / Assistant Principal with consultation from Food & Nutrition Services Department Lead Food Service Worker

general description (1-3 lines describing role):

The position provides supervision and assistance to students during school-based lunch time.  Responsible for maintaining order during lunch and recess activities and providing support to Lead Food Service Worker. Responsible for monitoring student behavior during meal time and assisting with the cleanliness of the cafeteria, recycling, and the flow of meal service. Most positions are 10 hours a week at $13 an hour.


  • Experience with supervision of students
  • Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local lunch program regulations and knowledge of meal pattern requirements
  • Knowledge of proper food safety and sanitation procedures for food service
  • Mature ability to use judgement and be dependable
  • Basic computer skills

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

  • Work up to 2.5 hours each day, up to 4 days per week
  • Supervise classes of 20+ students in grades K-5 and maintain order of class while at lunch and recess
  • Manage safety and oversight of students during meal service
  • Assist with set up, replenishment, and clean up of food buffet lines
  • Assist with placing and organizing child lunch cards and ringing them through the point of sale computer system
  • Communicate with students, school staff, and lead food service worker in a positive and professional manner utilizing appropriate customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students. 
  • Support health and safety of students: Assist with the cleanliness of the cafeteria: check the dining room for cleaned tables, chairs, and overall environment.  Ensure students are seated at the correct allergen table
  • Circulate throughout the cafeteria or in areas where meals are served to assist students.  Encourage good table manners
  • Walk students from classrooms to cafeteria and outdoor recess space .  Supervise students outside at recess in all seasons (temperature above 20°F)
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as assigned by the supervisor or Principal.
  • Be aware of and comply with school rules and procedures.  Participate in school training sessions, meetings, and scheduled cleaning days as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


Work Environment:
School cafeteria/building based. 
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time.  May need to assist with student safety needs.

      Date Updated: 06/22/17
  Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law.  The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

Posted By

Newton Public Schools

100 Walnut Street , Newton, MA 02460

At the following locations

Various Elementary Schools

100 Walnut Street , Newton, MA 02460

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $17,439

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 17%



State Average: 296