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Cook – Lusk, WY

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


General Responsibility:

  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.


Essential Functions:

  • 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.

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