Easterseals serves 33,000 clients annually in programs across Chicagoland and the Rockford Region in Illinois and Northwest, Indiana, proudly employing over 600 dedicated professionals since 1936. We offer a wide-range of programs, some of which include therapeutic schools and adult programs for individuals living with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities, inclusive early childhood education, early intervention, home visiting, training and more.
The primary responsibility of the Food Service Aide is to serve food to the all children enrolled at the Gilchrist-Marchman Child Development Center and to monitor and document all food related activities.
Receive, lunch and milk daily from contract caterer, keeping proper documentation.
Prepare breakfast and snacks that meet the CACFP and Head Start standards.
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, according to city and state food sanitation standards.
Put food into serving bowls for classrooms and deliver meals, utilizing the required portion sizes.
Monitor menus and document food substitutions.
Wash, rinse and sanitize dishes after meals (at least twice daily), according to city and state food sanitation standards.
Monitor and ensure children with food allergies or special dietary needs are provided appropriate meals at all times and work with Food Manager to request and fulfill food substitutions.
Implement a monthly inventory of all foods and supplies.
Monitor serving portions within the classrooms during mealtime as requested by supervisor.
Prepare all necessary paperwork and reports for the USDA food program and other organizations as requested by supervisor.
Maintain current City and State Food Sanitation certificates.
Provide annual trainings to the teaching staff as requested by supervisor.
Provide support to teachers in the classroom with food experiences.
All other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or higher.
City and State Food Sanitation certificates.
Obtain 25 hours of professional development training annually.
Experience working with persons of varied experience and diverse backgrounds.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates initiative and motivation.
ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.
Easterseals changes the way the world defines and views disabilities by making positive, profound differences in peoples' lives every day. If you are passionate about what you do, then we'd love to hear from you. Our talented, diverse and agile workforce is the cornerstone of what we do day-in and day-out, which is why we hire the best in the market. We hope you will be one of them.