Substitute Child Nutrition Worker
Child Nutrition Worker
The job of Child Nutrition Worker is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
specific responsibilities for food service activities at assigned location with specific responsibilities for cooking
food items that meet mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and/or school personnel;
verifying quantities and specifications of orders; and maintaining facilities in a safe and sanitary condition.
This job reports to Assigned Administrator
Attends unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering
information required to perform job functions.
Cleans utensils, equipment, storage, food preparation and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining
required sanitary conditions.
Evaluates prepared foods for flavor, appearance and temperature for the purpose of providing items that
will be accepted by students and/or staff.
Inspects food items for the purpose of verifying quantity, quality and specifications of orders to meet
preparation requirements and/or complying with mandated health standards.
Maintains equipment, storage, food preparation and serving areas in a sanitary condition (e.g. able to lift and
move boxes, supplies, trash, and equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds, etc.) for the purpose of complying
with current health standards.
Monitors kitchen and cafeteria areas for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary working environment.
Performs functions of other nutritional services positions, as requested by supervisor, for the purpose of
ensuring adequate staff coverage within site nutritional services operations.
Prepares documentation (e.g. inventory and supply lists, temperature logs, etc.) for the purpose of providing
written support and/or conveying information.
Prepares food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional and projected meal requirements.
Reports equipment malfunctions for the purpose of maintaining equipment in safe working order.
Serves one or more items of food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or
requests of students and school personnel.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering
to safety practices; operating equipment found in a commercial kitchen; and using pertinent software applications.
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KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios;
understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral
instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
safety practices and procedures; quantify food preparation and handling; and sanitation practices.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment.
Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined
processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a
diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.
Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require
independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required
to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or
advising others; operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant
lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling
and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 35% walking, and 60% standing. The job is
performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses
Food Handlers/ServSafe Certificate
Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade
Non Exempt 1
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