Food Service Assistant
For more than 110 years, Milton Hershey School (MHS) has helped children realize their full potential by offering a top-notch private, cost-free education to students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade from income-eligible families. To expand and enhance the impact of Milton and Catherine Hershey’s vision, the Boards and management of Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company are launching the Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), a cost-free, non-residential early childhood education program.
CHS plans to open six early childhood education Centers by 2027. The Centers are designed for children from birth to age 5 from economically disadvantaged and at-risk backgrounds with the goal of encouraging the development of a child’s educational, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical well-being. The CHS Initiative will provide a focus on core early learning programs through a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is aligned with a mission to nurture and educate enrolled children. Children will also receive supports such as nutritious meals and provisions of supplies, among other early learning enhancements. Finally, CHS will offer integrated support services for families of children enrolled in the Centers.
CHS Hershey will be CHS’s first center and is expected to open in 2023. The two-story, 50,827-square-foot building, located at the southwest corner of Governor Road and Homestead Road, will include a Family Resource Center, an innovation lab and an experiential learning garden. The center will accommodate 150 students from birth to age 5 and is expected to employ up to 80 employees and volunteers.
CHS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity.
The CHS Hershey School Food Service Assistant is an individual that will help enable the nourishment and sustenance of young children with healthy meals to deliver a high-quality experience in line with CHS’ mission. This role is responsible for assisting the Food Service Coordinator with the central kitchen food production for all classrooms, catered functions, and student home orders. This Food Service Assistant is expected to aid in ensuring food quality standards are met, and routing and delivery functions are accurately coordinated for events. This individual will assist in packaging and delivering food to classrooms. The Food Service Assistant will help in maintaining process and safety standards for CHS Hershey. The Food Service Assistant reports to the Food Service Coordinator with whom they work to attend to risks and issues. Starting pay rate is approximately $13.77 to $16.50 per hour, based on experience.
The Food Service Assistant will be responsible for:
Working with the Food Service Coordinator hand-in-hand to prepare food service to the facility
Setting the proper temperature on equipment for products to be served
Packaging items as needed
Attending periodic meetings to review the menu, catering, and techniques of the food service facility
Completing dining room check lists and waste tracking sheets
Performing dishwashing, cleaning, and sanitation needs to enhance the well-being of students and staff
Removing trash from kitchen and service area
Complying with departmental HACCP/Food Safety procedures and initiatives applicable State health requirements to maintain integrity of the food and prevent food borne illness to students, staff, and guests
Disseminating snacks to students prior to relevant snack times
Ensuring student dietary needs are met and that allergies are taken into account when preparing food for specific classrooms
Conducting safety checks and implementing corrective procedures where necessary
Complying with health regulations
Setting up food at catered functions and events
Loading and unloading catering van for events outside CHS Hershey
Reporting maintenance concerns
Preparing documentation for maintenance of the food safety program
Responding to questions about allergy concerns to health professionals and parents when asked
Compiling accurate data on food related items
Exhibiting positive relations towards students and faculty when responding to questions and communications
The Food Service Assistant is expected to have the following qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED
Prior food service experience and/or knowledge of a variety of food products
First Aid, CPR, AED certifications
Valid NSF Serv Safe Certification or ability to obtain one within six months of hire
Ability to respond to customer service-related issues
Ability to maintain accurate records, understand, and carry out oral and written instructions
Exceptional executive functioning, organizational, and time management skills, and an action-oriented mindset
Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization
Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions
Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback
Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students
U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances