Jan 23, 2023

Food Service Associate (Meridian Public Charter School)

  • TenSquare
  • 2120 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Full-time Operations and Facilities Other Education School Support Seasonal/Other Opportunities

Job Description

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS
Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school with an elementary campus located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor and a middle school campus a few blocks up the road in Columbia Heights. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we serve one of the largest Latinx populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of our campuses. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.
Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful campuses with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITION
We are seeking a Food Service Associate to work with PreK-8th grade.  This is a 10-month full-time position working 40 hours a week with an hourly rate of $16.50.

  • Under general supervision, to assist in the preparation and/or serving of a variety of food in quantity, and to perform related work as required
  • Participates in the more specialized preparation and/or serving of foods, including preparing main dishes and baked goods, vegetables, salads, desserts and other dishes
  • Assists and participates in the operation of the speed-line including preparation and serving various food items
  • Assists in requisitioning, receiving and storing of foods and supplies
  • Estimates quantities of food and supplies required
  • Assists in taking of inventory and completing Daily Worksheet
  • Assists in maintaining proper care of equipment and sanitation of the kitchen
  • Washes dishes and kitchen equipment
  • Serves in operation of assorted equipment - warmers and ovens
  • Serves as Point of Service

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated ability and passion to work with students and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent; and meet the following:
  • One year of experience in the preparation and serving of food, dealing with the public, or any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities
  • Demonstrate dependability and cleanliness
  • Food Handlers Certificate (within 60 days of being hired)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION
These physical characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job safely. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility sufficient to move about, stand, and/or sit for extended periods, and access all locations in the work environment
  • Manual skill to appropriately control and manipulate objects, tools, materials, and equipment used on the job, including a telephone and a computer
  • Flexibility and strength to reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop
  • Ability occasionally to lift and or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels, and to hear and understand speech on the telephone
  • Ability to speak clearly in audible tones so that others may understand
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision

HOW TO APPLY
Do you want to help Meridian continue to grow from good to great? Apply today to the Food Service Associate position! 

In accordance with Mayor's Order 2021-109, Meridian Public Charter School requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.


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