Dietary Aide in Hernando County, FL

May 3, 2022

Wage: $10.15/hr 


Please apply online at www.mfcs.us.com


POSITION SUMMARY: Assists in preparing meals for children, teaching staff and volunteers according to the USDAChild Care Food Program regulations.


  • Assists in food preparation using USDA and Head Start
  • Assists in receiving and storing food items according to safe food handling
  • Assists in receiving and storing paper products and kitchen supplies according to Department of Children and Families (DCF) guidelines.
  • Assists in conducting a weekly food and supply
  • Assists in performing food preparation in compliance with temperature and sanitation
  • Follows posted food allergies and assures substitute foods are provided according to USDA
  • Assists in receiving and recording meal count of children, teaching staff and volunteers on a daily
  • Assists in monitoring amount of food consumed to assure proper serving sizes are being maintained according to USDA
  • Assists in conducting daily sanitization of equipment used in food preparation, serving and
  • Reports all equipment and food related concerns to supervisor in a timely
  • Delivers meals to classrooms/meal van according to safe food handling procedures as
  • Actively participates in center/classroom activities, parent meetings and annual parent activities as
  • Acts as an advocate and role model for Head Start Recruits children for the program.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the annual training plan, including pre-service, in- service, T/TA, and ongoing training requirements.
  • Attends and actively participates in training programs, staff meetings, and other meeting/trainings.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff and agency
  • Maintains effective working interaction with coworkers and outside contacts that will enhance the operation of theHead Start
  • Organizes and prioritizes all assignments as
  • Participates in community activities that enhance Head Start programs as
  • Participates in ongoing monitoring, Community Assessment and Self-Assessment and performs reasonable related functions.
  • Participates in regular safety, storm and fire
  • Submits reports, documents, and files as
  • Uses and follows the policies/procedures of Head Start, federal, state and local regulations/laws, and federalregulations/laws including the Head Start Performance Standards, applicable transmittal notices, and other administrativeorders/directions.
  • Uses and follows the policies/procedures of Mid Florida Community Services, , including but not limited to PersonnelPolicies, Occupational Health and Safety policies, payroll policies/practices, etc.


  • Performs any additional duties as directed or assigned by supervisor, management staff, program director or Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. management staff. This description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or workingconditions associated with the



Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

Experience: No experience required.

Licenses & Certifications: Valid Florida driver’s license and be insurable by Company’s current carrier. Subject to Federal, State and Local legal requirements/background checks/clearance for working with children. Must obtain Safe Serve certification within 90days of employment.


Physical Requirements: Talking, standing for long periods of time, sitting, squatting, kneeling, use of fingers, arms, hands, legs, walking, stretching/reaching, handling, grasping, climbing, bending at the waist, turning, balancing, pushing, pulling, use of depth perception, carrying and lifting (up to 65 lbs.) are constant. Driving is occasional. Good eyesight (correctable) and hearing (correctable) are essential. Ability to smell and taste.

Equipment: Kitchen equipment, food preparation and serving equipment, computer and a vehicle.

Skills & Expertise: Skill in completing work with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.Ability to establish effective working relationships with people.


Job Location: Primary location is the Head Start facilities in Hernando, Sumter and/or Volusia counties. Occasional travel to other counties.

Work Environment: While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter. Kitchen/Cafeteria environment and working with others frequently. Working withkitchen equipment is frequent. Occasionally outdoors and operates a vehicle.



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