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Food Services Assistant

Company: Children's Attention Home Inc
Location: Rock Hill
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Have a passion for Non-Profit work? Looking to contribute to a mission with meaning and purpose?

If you answered "Yes!" to the questions above, then YOU are exactly the person we have been looking for to join our growing team! The mission of the Children's Attention Home is to provide nurturing care and life-changing services for youth and families in need. Every person on our 60+ member team has an important role that leaves a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.

As a provider of residential services to children who have experienced situations of abuse, neglect, or homelessness, we must take the utmost care when reviewing candidates. Hiring policies are taken directly from the state and federal standards under which we operate. All candidates must agree to a SC Central Registry Check, SLED check, and fingerprinting.

Position Summary and Purpose:

The Food Services Assistant assists in the preparation of nutritious, well-balanced meals for the residents of the Children's Attention Home and helps to maintain the commercial kitchen and pantry and food storage areas in adherence with programmatic and regulatory guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the preparation and service of meals according to the menu
  • Assists with dining room and kitchen set-up and clean up
  • Assists with keeping a clean and sanitized food preparation area at all times
  • Assists with the cleanliness of the kitchen and the cafeteria daily
  • Organizes, labels and keeps a running inventory of food and pantry items
  • Prepares snacks on a weekly basis according to the Department of Education guidelines
  • Assists with transporting meals, snacks, and supplies between the kitchen and cottages
  • Assists with food orders and store runs on an as-needed basis
  • Assists with unloading the trucks, dating the supplies and ensuring First In First Out (FIFO) is maintained
  • Assists with record keeping and production reports
  • Participates in USDA and Children's Attention Home training regarding food preparation and sanitation
  • Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, including regulations dictated by the USDA, related to food storage and preparation
  • Performs related duties as assigned


  • Communicate well with fellow employees and work well as part of a team
  • Strong computer skills
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to utilize those skills on a daily basis to connect with internal clients, external clients, and employees in a timely manner
  • Ability to independently manage workload, set priorities, meet deadlines, work well under pressure and within the time limit. Be able to adjust to change
  • Demonstrate integrity, strong character and a strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization when working with employees
  • Self-motivated and able to operate with little supervision while working under pressure with tight timeframes and deadlines
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Present self in a professional manner and have ability to interact with all levels of organization and outside contacts
  • Interpersonal skills listen to others, work well in a team environment
  • Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Adaptability adapt to change in the work environment, manages competing demands and ability to handle frequent changes
  • Dependability consistently at work on time, follow instructions, respond to manager's instructions
  • Ability to work extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays
  • Serves as a role model to the residents at all times
  • Complete any task or job that is assigned to you
  • Weigh, measure, mix and prep ingredients according to recipes
  • Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Properly store food items at appropriate temperatures
  • Must be able to use slicers, mixers, grinders, food processors, etc.

Education and Training:

A high school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to those with more extensive educational qualifications and/or additional experience in a related work area - ServSafe certified, Child Nutrition Program (CNP) management and/or any other applicable food service or food prep training and/or certification.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Frequent: repetitive use of hand, walking, standing, bending neck and waist, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting neck and waist, simple and power grasping of left and right hand, fine manipulation of left and right hand, reaching above shoulder level, reaching below shoulder level. Lifting objects up to 75 pounds from below the waist to a height of 3 feet. Must be able to exert up to twenty-five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move kitchen machinery, and/or miscellaneous objects.

Disclaimer and Acknowledgement:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Keywords: Children's Attention Home Inc, Rock Hill , Food Services Assistant, Other , Rock Hill, South Carolina

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