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Telamon Corporation Food Services Manager in Pullman, Michigan

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides children with nourishing food in a family-style setting to promote healthy foods, model healthy behaviors, and provide opportunities for nutrition education. Oversees the kitchen activities in the Head Start Center. Ensures all food is prepared, served, and stored in an efficient, safe and sanitary manner.

\ DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:\ 1. Plans and prepares healthy, nutritious meals and snacks.\ 2. Prepares food for large groups of children and adults following written recipes and USDA guidelines.\ 3. Safely operates, cleans, and maintains utensils and equipment used in an institutional kitchen.\ 4. Adheres to and ensures sanitation requirements are met when storing, handling and preparing food.\ 5. Makes accommodations for special dietary needs. Maintains accurate records, both on paper and in designated online systems. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and families.\ 6. Following an approved food budget, orders and purchases food and supplies. Conducts regular inventory.\ 7. Maintains records, food purchase receipts and other documentation in accordance with USDA.\ 8. Works in partnership with assigned Aide(s) in the performance of kitchen duties.\ 9. Distribute and posts weekly menu.\ 10. Assists teachers in implementing classroom nutrition education activities that promote healthy foods and model healthy behaviors.\ 11. Delivers food to classroom and other Centers.\ 12. May train kitchen staff and supervise.\ 13. Protects the safety of children by implementing active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.\ 14. Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind funds.

15. Works in cooperation with supervisor to develop and document progress on professional development plan. Actively engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation\'s Core Values.\ 16. Participates in staff meetings, committees and training sessions.\ 17. Assists in the classroom as needed.\ 18. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Center Director.

\ SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:\ This position has no direct supervisory duties but is expected to train or explain work procedures to others.


ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:\ Education and Experience Requirements:\ * No formal education is required but must be able to follow standard practices and instructions, keep routine records and communicate with staff, parents and children.\ * High school diploma or G.E.D. is recommended.\ * Individual must meet food safety certification requirements for state in which they are employed. (State requirements may vary)\ * Must be able to get certification for CPR and First Aid after hire and recertify as required.\ * Minimum of one year of experience performing kitchen management functions is required. Skills and Abilities\ * Basic math skills.\ * Basic computer skills required.\ * Microsoft Office products and on-line client management systems preferred.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:\ 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:\ * Position requires occasional pushing of heavy cart, bending, reaching and climbing.\ * Standing for prolong periods.\ * Using sharp tools for cutting and preparing food.


Background Checks:\ * All employees are subject to both a pre-hire and an annual background check. Specific rules by Line of Business will indicate whether a state or federal fingerprint background check (or both) is required and the frequency. A fingerprint background check