Child Nutriiton Server – Sycamore High School, 4-Hours Per Day

Sycamore Community Schools/Sycamore High School

4 Hours Per day, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


 Prepares food and serves menus by following standardized recipes, preparation and service methods established by the district child nutrition service department by performing the following duties.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 Assists in the preparation and serving of food as assigned.
Maintains a quality sanitary operation using the rules and regulations of the local health department.
Maintains proper sanitation using proper food handling techniques, food preparation, storage of food and care of kitchen equipment.
Rotates jobs when necessary for food preparation, cashiering, setting up serving lines, serving, washing dishes and cleaning up assigned work areas.
Assists with counting daily receipts, compiling data for food production records or daily child nutrition reports.
Assists in determining food, equipment and supply needs and monthly inventories of stock.
Adjusts for nutritionally equivalent substitutes and proper use of leftovers as necessary.
Cross trains in all facets of the child nutrition service operation.
Assumes responsibility of maintaining up to date knowledge of technology utilized by the district.

 This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


 High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Must be able to use quantity food service equipment including, but not limited to, dishwashers, slicers, mixers, steamers, convection ovens, etc.  Experience using a cash register is preferred.


 Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to read, write and comprehend simple directions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, students and administrators.  


 Current drivers license.


 Must possess basic skills in reading, writing and math for the purpose of making necessary measurements, reading of gauges and instruments, mixing chemicals or other related items as applicable.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations that may arise. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to use computers where applicable. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

 The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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