POSITION AVAILABLE: Wyoming Child & Family Development, Inc. – Lusk is now scheduling interviews for a Cook. This is a full time position with excellent benefits. Deadline for application or letters of interest is 2/13/20.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Title of Position: Cook
Location: Lusk, WY
Supervised By: Center Coordinator
- Responsible for planning and preparing the daily meals and snacks for program children.
- Responsible for providing reports of food production.
- Responsible for implementing standard health practices and procedures as outlined by Wyoming Child and Family Development, The State of Wyoming, and other licensing agencies.
- Prefer High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Basic understanding and ability and skills to: plan, follow and successfully complete both written and oral directions; use simple math to complete reports, prepare, and purchase food for meals for a large number of young children in the Center.
- Must have basic computer skills to complete and submit required paperwork.
- Must be able to coordinate, supervise and direct cook assistants and/or kitchen volunteers.
- Must have experience cooking for large numbers of people and knowledge of basic nutrition.
- Ability to carry out State of Wyoming’s Sanitation Standards for Public Kitchens.
- Responsible for the overall operation of the kitchen.
- Prepares healthy, nutritional, attractive food for the Center using the cyclic menu approved by the Nutrition Specialist
- Delegates duties and supervises the cook assistant as needed.
- Maintains a clean, safe kitchen/eating area as per State regulations.
- Maintains the storage and care of foods and supplies as per State regulations. Transports food/meal/snacks to classrooms as required.
- Prepares meals in the most cost-effective manner, utilizing fresh fruits and made-from-scratch food.
- Treats parents and other volunteers who help in the kitchen with respect and friendliness. Uses positive verbal/non-verbal communications and interaction skills when working with staff, parents, and children.
- Recruits children for the program within the guidelines established by Department of Health and Human Services and Wyoming Child and Family Development
- Coordinates with the Nurse/Health Services Coordinator and/or Nutrition Specialist concerning special dietary needs and food allergies.
- Maintains up-to-date Production Records and submits them to the .Nutrition Specialist.
- Records daily and updates the Meal Count form. Reviews with the Center Coordinator and submits to the Nutrition specialist.
- Completes and submits monthly Non-Program Meal Reports and reviews with the Center Coordinator.
- Maintains adequate, needed supplies responsible for inventory.
- Attends required training sessions.
- Promotes positive public relations within the work setting and community.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Board or its designee.
Standard Job Requirements:
- Able to perform the essential functions of the position, as defined in the job description, without presenting a danger to either self or others, with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Must have an employment physical, AHA CPR and First Aid Training, and TB test completed within 90 days, unless otherwise specified by the supervisor.
- Wyoming Child and Family Development, Inc. requires all prospective employees to participate in a Central Registry and criminal background check, including fingerprinting.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and liability insurance as required by Wyoming State Law.
Physical/Environmental Job Requirements:
- Must be able to work with families and children birth through age 5.
- Must possess proper stress management techniques.
- Must possess visual acuity and stamina to read technical material for extended periods of time.
- Be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time without fatigue of discomfort.
- Must be able to travel to site locations, meetings and trainings, both in and out of state.
- Must be willing to drive in a variety of weather conditions.
- Must be able to hear and process ordinary conversation and telephone conversation.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, children, families, and community.
- Must be able to tolerate air-conditioned buildings and fluorescent lights.
- Must be able to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or reach, to retrieve materials and supplies from ground level to a height of at least 5 ft.
- Must have upper body strength to lift and carry the equivalent of 50 pounds.
- Must be able to assist a child to safety in case of an emergency.
- Must be able to work in a flexible daily routine and change as required.
- Must be able to work in a variety of temperatures, including hot and cold weather.
Transportation staff must:
- Able to tolerate possible exposure to biohazards, i.e., body fluids, etc.
- Ability to recognize mechanical problems that would require stopping of bus to prevent damage or potential accident while driving.
- Able to read gauges on dash of bus and recognize indicator of problems.
- Able to tolerate possible gas and diesel fumes.
- Able to tolerate dust and gravel.