Basic Function: Reporting to the Site Director, the Food Aide’s basic function is assisting the kitchen team in all food preparation and clean up, as well as delivery of the food to the classrooms.
Ensure that all food is prepared and held in a safe and sanitary manner following the current menu
Portions food correctly into family style serving dishes and delivers food and proper serving utensils to the classrooms in a timely manner
Assists kitchen team in completing inventory of food and ordering food on a weekly basis
Assists in the clean-up of dishes, pots, pans, and food preparation areas in accordance with all Board of Health and state licensing sanitation practices
Washes and disinfects sheets, blankets and children’s clothing (when soiled) according to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services licensing standards.
Responsible for the program complying with Erie, the Board of Education and all State licensing requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a bi-annual physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Act as a mandated reporter, as well as the American with Disabilities Act and Erie’s Inclusion Policy
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent
Must be reliable and punctual
Must have the ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
Demonstrate the following qualities: self-motivated, self-directed, follows directions, makes good judgments, dependable
Current Illinois Food Safety Manager certification
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Upon offer of employment, must complete all forms related to hiring, including Erie’s application for employment and provide three letters of recommendation. Must complete all DCFS forms and submit to fingerprinting and a background check
About Erie Neighborhood House
Erie Neighborhood House is a community service agency founded in 1870 that promotes a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources and collaborative action.