COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP Head Cook,Dkn Head Start Program in DICKINSON, North Dakota

Community Action Partnership Head Start/Early Head Start of Dickinson has an opening for a Head Cook. Work schedule is approximately 5:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday and approximately two hours on Friday during September through May, following the public school calendar. Works closely with the health coordinator and management staff to oversee purchasing and preparing of food for the Head Start and Early Head Start Program. Position requires a High School Diploma, GED or the equivalent. One year fulltime experience in quality food preparation and purchasing. For a complete job description and to apply, contact Job Service North Dakota, 66 Osborn Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601 or email for more information. Closing date: 3/21/18A. GENERAL SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees the ordering, purchasing and the preparation of meals and snacks for both Head Start and Early Head Start. Assists with meeting the nutritional component of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program. B. SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The job responsibilities listed do not include all the specific tasks which the employee may be expected to perform. Demonstrated support for the agencies mission, goals and values.Participates in strategic planning of the Head Start/Early Head Start program and direction of the program.Identifies professional and organizational issues and trends suggesting action, facilitating change and participates in restructuring of programs and services.Maintains staff, client and agency wide confidentiality at all times.Serves as liaison between departments in the agency and with other agencies and programs to fulfill the mission of the agency.Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions as required by the Program Director.Participates on program related committees as approved by the Program Director.Is required to travel by ground or air to meetings, conferences, trainings, etc.With the assistance from the Program Director and management staff, oversees the dietary inventory, as well as, securing necessary equipment and supplies.Continues professional growth through educational and training experiences in their field.Oversees the purchasing and ordering of food items, online or via phone, necessary to prepare menus weekly.Provides input to the Health Coordinator into the nutrition component plan, documents and evaluates quality of foods served through specific tools.Works with the Dietician to follow prepared menus for breakfast, lunch and snacks in nutritional portions to meet USDA, sanitary and nutritional requirements in a cost effective manner. Maintains up-to-date records at all times i.e. menu changes, price changes, inventory, work time, meeting notes, etc.Demonstrates current knowledge on nutrition and sanitation issues.Prepares food for special meetings, as needed.Assigns and oversees daily duties of the Assistant Cooks for Head Start/Early Head Start.Receives monthly lunch menus from the Dietician and distributes menus to classrooms and post in multi-purpose room.Attend required USDA 10-hour sanitation class and obtain certification. C. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise Assistant Cooks staff performance and progress within the department and completes performance evaluations in a timely manner.Supervises kitchen staff by clarifying expectations, level of authority, accountability and responsibility. D. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES): RequiredHigh School Diploma, GED or the equivalent.One year full-time experience in quantity food preparation and purchasing.Experience working with people from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds.Must possess a valid driverand#39;s license and insurable driving record.Demonstrated ability to establish a positive rapport with staff, clients, other agencies, businesses and the community.Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both in written and ora