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Job Title: Food Services Specialist/Cook

Department: Early Childhood Education

Reports to: Site Supervisor

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt, Full time

Supervises: No 

Created / Updated: June, 2020

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Food Services Specialist will perform a full range of food service duties related to planning, organizing, and implementing the food service operations of the ECE Center. The Food Services Specialist operates and maintains the kitchen supplies and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; prepares food inventory and orders supplies and equipment; calculates and maintains food preparation and proportion records; assures compliance with federal and State Child Nutrition guidelines; Assists in the care and supervision of children in the classroom, if necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, creates, and distributes monthly menus for the food service program; assures standardized recipes.
  • Plans, organizes, and oversees a variety of tasks in the efficient operation of the food service program; oversees and participates in the preparation and cooking of daily meals that meet CACFP standards.
  • Plans, organizes, oversees, and prepares food, bottles and other food-related services for the infant program, if necessary, for their site. 
  • Operates and supervises the use, care, and operation of food service equipment.
  • Maintains and/or ensures work areas are maintained in a sanitary manner; ensures in the cleaning of kitchen equipment and utensils on a routine and regular basis.
  • Coordinates the set-up and delivery of food and beverages to the various classrooms.
  • Maintains inventory of food and supplies; places orders; checks received goods against requisitions and invoices; inspects foods for standards of quality; stores inventory properly.
  • Shops for groceries, supplies, and equipment that cannot be delivered; documents purchases according to established procedures and within budgetary guidelines.
  • Maintains a variety of records and reports; prepares and maintains meal count sheets; prepares and maintains daily production reports; maintains, prepares recipe and label binders. 
  • Responds to inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Aids instructional staff in the conduct of projects or activities related to the food service program and/or instructional activities which involve food or cooking. 
  • Participates in training and staff development activities including those mandated by CACFP food program.
  • Prepares food for staff meetings and special events as assigned. 
  • Assemble, prepare, and serve a variety of food items in large quantities in a sanitary manner.
  • Performs a variety of general clerical duties.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote, and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • 1 year of experience in food preparation and/or food service

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office products)
  • Read, write and speak fluent English
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and TB test. 
  • Must pass background check and live scan thru DOJ, FBI and CCLD. 
  • Must provide immunization records showing vaccination, or immunity, to measles, whooping cough and the flu must be provided at the time of employment.     

Required Licenses/Certifications


Job Title: Teacher

Department: Early Childhood Education

Reports to: Site Supervisor(s)

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt, On-Call; Part Time 

Supervises: N/A

Created / Updated: June, 2020

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Site Supervisor and/or the Early Childhood Program Director, The teacher is responsible for the supervision and management of a group of 8-12 children between 2-5 years of age, or 10-14 children between 5-12 years of age, in a manner the contributes to the growth and functioning of the children and their families. The Teacher is responsible for assuring compliance with regulations of local governing agencies; and works collegially with classroom teaching team and other staff members of the Family YMCA of the Desert. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 

  • Assists the Lead Teacher/Site Supervisor in the implementation of the daily program.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, establishment of interest centers and preparation of needed materials and supplies.
  • Supports, promotes, and participates in all YMCA events, staff meetings, staff developing activities and workshops when it is determined by your supervisor that you are to be involved.
  • Provides continuous supervision of assigned groups of children to assure safety and welfare, observe the behavior and health of children continually throughout the period of attendance, and refer ill or injured children to the Site Supervisor.
  • Implements weekly group and individual lesson plans and implements age appropriate curriculum as approved by the Site Supervisor to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth. Assists the lead teacher in utilizing the most current Environmental Rating Scales to guide classroom environment and arrangement.
  • Assists with on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by the Family YMCA of the Desert and/or funding sources. 
  • Completes the DRDP and ECERS with other classroom teachers and assists in preparing developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the program and lesson plans. 
  • Acts as a liaison with children’s families to ensure smooth transitions from home to the classroom and from classroom to classroom, if necessary.
  • Maintains YMCA discipline policy in the positive guidance of young children.
  • Reports any reasonable suspicion of child abuse to their Site Supervisor and Child Protective Services.
  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; Completes daily meal and attendance records.
  • Completes, or ensures the completion of, daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children.
  • Assignments at La Quinta location may require supervision responsibilities of school age children, where required
  • Assists with the operation and monitoring of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) including ensuring the practices of family style dining and appropriate hand washing.
  • Performs housekeeping tasks and maintains a safe, clean and healthy learning environment. Maintains and properly stores equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures that other classroom teachers and aides are kept updated and are included in all matters concerning the classroom and program (i.e. lesson plans, implementation of circle time/activities, policies and procedures and trainings).
  • Treats each child, guest and staff with dignity and respect. Maintains a professional attitude at all times.
  • Wear correct uniform daily with appropriate pants, shorts, skirts, etc. Wears safe and appropriate closed toe shoes.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers.
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Must have 12 or more units of Early Childhood Education, including core courses
  • 2 years of experience in an ECE program preferred

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office products)
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; 
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is a plus
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and TB test. 
  • Must pass background check and live scan thru DOJ, FBI and CCLD. 
  • Must provide immunization records showing vaccination, or immunity, to measles, whooping cough and the flu must be provided at the time of employment.     

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Have the ability to apply for an Assistant Teacher/Teacher permit issued by CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing preferred. 

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Concessions

Part-time Non-Exempt (Starts at .25 above min. wage)
Reports to:Aquatic Director

Position Summary:

Service the public with food service/retail purchases and inquiries

Essential Functions:

  • Provide information to patrons.
  • Greet people at the facility
  • Receive money for sold items.
  • Direct people to correct destination.
  • Deal with inquiries from the public and customers
  • General administrative and clerical support.
  • Clean, tidy and maintain the concession area.
  • Prepare food for daily concessions
  • Accurately complete necessary paper work daily.
  • Restock all items.
  • Balance till at the end of each shift.

Key Competencies:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional personal presentation
  • POS Operations
  • Customer service orientation
  • Information management
  • Organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance

YMCA Competencies (Multi Team or Branch Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications:

  1. High school education generally required.
  2. Riverside County Food Handlers Permit required.
  3. Strong organizational, leadership and communication skills required.
  4. Ability to follow directions and be lead.
  5. Ability to work independently.
  6. Ability to effectively enforce safety and health regulations relating to the position.
  7. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  8. Working knowledge of POS and cash register systems.
  9. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  11. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.