Summary: The School Cook is responsible for the daily operation of the kitchen, including maintaining computerized meal/milk service to all students, organizes and schedules tasks so that students are served nutritious, safe, and aesthetically pleasing meals in a timely manner. The Cook follows federal and tribal policies and procedures to assure any problems are avoided. The Cook forecasts production needs to assure food and supplies are ordered, produced, and served in the correct amount. The Cook promotes healthful eating for students. The Cook maintains a clean, safe work environment by following Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and other sanitation principles in food handling and equipment use.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
School Cook duties include:
- Organizes food service planning, purchasing, and delivery to the School site.
- Create a daily schedule of food preparation, service to students and preschool students, and clean-up.
- Responsible for record keeping and financial accounting for all meal and milk programs.
- Maintains food production records.
- Follows standard receiving procedures to assure quality and correct quantity of food received, including documentation of time and temperature for items received. Follows HACCP date marking and labeling protocol.
- Assures the quality production and service of school meals.
- Uses records to forecast future needs and minimize food waste.
- Controls food and supply inventory, including ordering food and supplies from vendors, completing physical inventory as required, and dating and rotation of stock.
- Follows established portion control measures to control food costs and assure compliance with USDA requirements.
- Utilizes work simplification techniques for effective use of time.
- Completes work assignments in a timely manner.
- Follows standards of safety in preparing, storing, and serving food.
- Follows food preparation directions and HACCP regarding time and temperature. Food temperatures are recording when food is prepared and served.
- Utilizes methods to preserve nutrient content. Batch cooking is used to avoid long holding times for food prepared onsite.
- Arranges food attractively in serving containers.
- Maintains a clean and sanitary work station. Follows procedures to maintain effective insect and rodent control.
- Maintains high standards of personal hygiene and handwashing protocol.
- Operates all equipment according to manufacturer’s directions with emphasis on safety guidelines. Checks hot holding equipment, ovens, microwaves and milk service unit, including turned off for the day.
- Self-administers basic kitchen first aid and reports all accidents to the principal.
- Attends job related training classes and workshops, applying knowledge and skills obtained in job performance.
- Practices good energy conservation techniques.
- Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
- Proven experience as a cook or in a similar, related role.
- Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial kitchen appliances.
- Ability to stand and walk on hard surfaces.
- Ability to adapt to changes in room temperatures.
- Ability to work in the presence of loud background noise.
- Understands standards of safety in preparing, storing, and serving food.
- Attention to detail and conscientiousness.
- Very good physical condition and strength.
- Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
- Ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
- Compliance with Fort Mojave Indian Tribe drug and alcohol policy.
- Compliance with federal background check.
- Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the Tribe/state/federal program standards for care of children:
- Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, upon hire.
- Successfully pass a physical exam, upon hire, to meet the physical demands required in the position.
- Successfully pass a tuberculosis test, upon hire.
- Current immunization verification upon hire see attached immunization requirement (see attached immunization requirements Caring for our Children: Health & Safety Performance Standards).
- Project an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
- High school diploma or successful GED completion.
- Interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
- Understanding of the relationship of the Anya itpak Elementary School to the Fort Mojave Indian community, and values and supports the mission of both.
- Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Anya itpak Elementary School.
- Licensed in CPR and First Aid.Physical Demands
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Please review occupational hazard (Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards).
Anya itpak Elementary School offers: Competitive Wage/Salary; Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits; 401(k) Retirement opportunity; paid sick and personal leave, and paid federal holidays; free breakfast and lunch for all students and employees.
The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. FMIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.