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SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
The Children’s Programs Cook is an essential person to providing high-quality and engaging Children’s Programs. He or she provides menu-planning, shopping, meal preparation, and clean-up services for both of our Preschool and After School programs. The cook will prepare breakfast, lunch, and two snacks for 40 preschool students, afterschool snack for 120 elementary-aged afterschool students, and two snacks for 45 elementary-aged summer campers. The cook must be able to quickly learn and track meal preparation and sanitation guidelines as detailed by Childcare Licensing regulations and CACFP (Child and Adult Food Program). This position requires creativity, attention to detail, ability to be flexible, and enthusiasm for children. The cook will be covering teacher lunch breaks and spending some time with students daily. This position is full-time and year-round – 35 hours per week during the school year and 30 hours per week during summer months, with the option to pick up additional responsibilities with Summer Day Camp and retain a 35-hour-week schedule year-round.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
With consultation of staff and supervisor, develop a six-week menu cycle for preschool meals and snacks and a four-week menu cycle for afterschool and summer camp snacks. Adjust as needed with feedback from staff.
Order, purchase, transport and put away all food products for children’s program.
Maintain all paperwork associated with CACFP guidelines.
Attend regular CACFP and other food, sanitation, and nutrition trainings.
Preparation, set-up and clean-up after meals and snacks.
Clean and sanitize Brentano building and Crawford building kitchens daily.
Model positive and appropriate interactions with children and adults.
Cover breaks for children’s programs staff as scheduled.
Maintain open and professional communication with staff members.
Contribute toward Friendly House’s goal of building community in NW Portland.


SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must receive at least 15 hours of professional development per year—attend trainings identified by supervisor.
Prepare and purchase snacks for monthly all-staff meeting and board meeting.
Attend annual Friendly House retreat and other Friendly House meetings and activities as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED.
At least one year of experience cooking for groups.
A current Driver’s License and car insurance.
A current Food Handlers Card or be able to obtain within one week of hire.
Current CPR/First Aid certification or be able to obtain within 90 days of hire.
Enrolled in the criminal history registry.
Physical requirements, must be able to:
routinely lift 50 pounds,
bend, stoop, twist and sit on the floor with children, and run after children.
Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google programs (Gmail and Drive).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
At least one year of experience working with children in a school or childcare setting.
Experience with record-keeping.
Experience with CACFP Requirements.

COMPENSATION:
Our compensation package is designed to provide a living wage, improve your skills, and improve your health and well-being. Starting hourly wage is $12.25 per hour. This position is eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits as well as paid vacation, sick, and holiday time after a successful evaluation period. Our professional development budget pays for $75 per employee per year in trainings, workshops, and conferences. A membership to the Friendly House Community Recreation and Education program is given to all staff members.

COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES WILL BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS. EMAIL TO ilombardozzi@friendlyhouseinc.org WITH “CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS COOK” IN THE SUBJECT LINE. FOR A COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION, PLEASE GO TO: http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/about-us/employment-information/

• Location: NW Portland, OR, Portland

• Post ID: 20702698 portland
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