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Requisition Number:2021-HS/C-027
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35
  

Overview:
Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Duties include:
  • Responsible for the preparation, service and storage of nutritious meals and snacks for Head Start/Early Head Start Center
  • Implement cycle menu in accordance with ABCD policies, procedures, and established practices; budget requirements, Head Start Performance Standards, and guidance established by CACFP
  • Maintain weekly food inventory system for ordering food and supplies
  • Ensure weekly ordering of food and supplies needed for meals and snacks served on site and for field trips, and where applicable, for other program activities from appropriate vendors
  • Ensure that all incoming food orders and supplies are of the proper quantity and quality at time of delivery. In collaboration with Health & Nutrition staff, plans and prepares alternative meals for children with food allergies, in accordance with individual meal plans, state food code regulations and food allergen and contamination protocols
  • Maintain all required CACFP paperwork including but not limited to; menu production records, menu changes and cultural meals, temperature logs, inventories, cycle menus, and food purchase receipts
  •  Identify equipment repair or maintenance needs and submit requests in a timely manner
  • Ensure maintenance of kitchen, food services utensils, equipment, and food storage areas to standards mandated by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and best practices with regards to food safety and sanitation
  • Check all incoming food orders against invoices for quantity and quality at the time of delivery, and report any problems to the nutrition coordinator or the nutritionist
  • Participate in nutrition education activities for children, parents and staff
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of up to twelve months of relevant experience and a high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Employees must pass ServSafe Food Manager Certification within six months of hire.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to read, maintain records and prepare simple written reports.
  • Demonstrated ability in quantity food preparation. Ability to work as a team member, collaborating with coworkers.
  • Must have the capability to engage in the physical activities of the job responsibilities listed above, including without limitation, the capability to lift and move heavy objects such as food for storage, preparation and cleaning.
  • Ability to travel for program needs and on and off-site training as needed.


Why ABCD?

  • Make an impact on the community
  • $1000 signing bonus ($500 upon hiring and $500 upon successful completion of six-month introductory period)
  • Opportunities for tuition reimbursement
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • ServSafe certification paid for by ABCD
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting after 6 months
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays
Location: Agency wide