Sunday, 25 November 2018

United States Department of Agriculture Recruiting Food and Nutrition Specialist

DESCRIPTION

The Food and Nutrition Specialist is responsible for providing wholesome meals and snacks that meet LMLC guidelines as well as the guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



Center/Daily Operations:
  • Identifying needs and ordering supplies from Sysco
  • Following USDA guidelines; portion sizes, number of children in each classroom to be served, staying within budget
  • Plan monthly menu according to the number of children currently enrolled in the cente
  • Prepare meals following LMLC recipes and monthly menus
  • Awareness of food allergies for children in each classroom
  • Research recipes, understanding healthy ingredients, nutritional value, allergens, etc
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen and all supplies while following USDA guidelines (sanitation, safety, licensing, etc.);
  • Inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Identify additional equipment needed at centers based on changing needs; compare prices, prepare, ad submit proposal
  • Follow dishwashing procedures per licensing guidelines and LMLC standards using a commercial dishwasher
  • Assist in classrooms as needed to stay within ratios/licensing guidelines and LMLC standards
  • Support children’s emotional and social development while assisting in the classrooms
  • Maintain continued education, upgrade training, and overall knowledge of what is available for training
  • Follow and maintain guidance at all times in accordance with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Rule 407; Section 407.330 Nutrition and Meal Service


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 19 years of age, Serve Safe Certificate, and Kitchen Managers License;
Food service shall be under the management of a State-certified food service manager as required by the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act [410 ILCS 625].


DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
Experience cooking for large groups

SALARY :
Estimated: $37,000 - $51,000 a year

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds regularly
  • Must be able to sit down on floor to play with children
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to attend work as required.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:
As the Center Food and Nutrition Specialist you will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There can be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and you will have to supervise and provide a safe environment to all children at all times.

Our teachers create and structure their classroom experience and have the ability to manage their schedules with flexibility. To ensure that children receive the premier classroom experience, teachers are provided with a biweekly budget to purchase supplies.

All of our employees have the potential to grow and advance with us as we expand as a company. We offer staff training and development opportunities throughout the year to help further each employee’s education and personal growth as well as enhance the classroom experience.


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