Head Cook - Le Mars

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Remsen, IA
WANTED: Head Cook for Le Mars Head Start/Early Head Start. 40 hours per week Monday through Friday (Summer hours will vary the months of June, July & August). Eligible for benefits, including IPERS. High School Diploma or GED required. Cooking knowledge or experience required. Duties include cooking, grocery shopping, following menus and recipes and completing paperwork. Valid drivers license, insurance and reliable transportation required. 1-800-859-2025. An Equal Opportunity Employer.


* Must be 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED.

* Able to bend, stoop, push, pull and lift up to forty pounds frequently and with some repetition.


* Cooking knowledge and experience required.

* Adequate math and reading skills.

* Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Be knowledgeable of Head Start Service Plan, Procedures, Performance Standards and Iowa Licensing Regulations.

* Able to relate to low resource preschool children, families and staff in a positive manner.

* Establish and maintain nutritionally balanced meals in a safe and sanitary environment ensuring that the dietary needs of the children are met in compliance with State of Iowa Licensing, HS/EHS and CACFP rules and regulations.

* Supervise Cooks Assistant, and/or volunteers in the kitchen; delegating duties and instructing them in appropriate procedures.

* Responsible for grocery shopping, ordering food and supplies in a timely manner and with consideration of cost.

* Complete required reports, production records and paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.

* Eat breakfast and lunch with the children in a family style setting.

* Collaborate with Center Team to conduct classroom food experiences and to integrate food and nutrition into classroom activities.

* Collaborate with Center Team to provide information to families about nutrition, food preparation and using the eating experience to teach other skills to children.

* Work without direct supervision.

* Follow HS/EHS policies and procedures.

* Responsible for contributing to a positive and productive work environment.

* Be willing and able to substitute as needed in the classroom.

* Able to complete job duties as described with reasonable accommodations.

* Other duties as assigned.

Other Conditions of Employment:

* Submit to the Department of Human Services Criminal History and a Request for Child Abuse Information Records Check upon employment and every two (2) years thereafter.

* Submit to FBI National Fingerprint Criminal History Check within 30 days and every four (4) years thereafter.

* Submit to a Motor Vehicle Records check prior to employment and every year thereafter.

* Complete a Physical Exam prior to employment.

* Complete a Tuberculosis Screening or Assessment prior to employment.

* Complete mandatory reporter training within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.

* Adhere to HS/EHS Standards of Conduct.

* Sign and maintain required confidentiality statement.

* Must have a valid drivers license, insurance and reliable transportation.

* Attend required in-services, trainings, orientations and meetings.

* Must be able to complete job duties as described with reasonable accommodations.