|Req #: ||143400 |
|Department: ||EXPERIMENTAL EDUCATION UNIT |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||Haring Center - Experimental Education Unit |
|Posting Date: ||03/14/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 03/28/2017 |
|Salary: ||$2,653 to $3,049/month |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
| || This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information |
|Shift: ||Part-Time |
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. |
This is a 10 month cyclic position that follows the Seattle Public School schedule. The appointment period is September 1 through June 30 of each year, with the months of July and August off. This position will work M-F hours 10:30 am until 4:00 pm with a hour unpaid lunch break.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The College of Education's Experimental Education Unit (EEU) began in 1960 as a privately funded pilot school for children with neurological injuries, with one class for preschoolers and two classes for older children. In 1969-70, the EEU moved to its present location as part of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) complex on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Currently, the EEU provides comprehensive early childhood services to children and their families from the greater Seattle area.
The EEU is a comprehensive early childhood center providing inclusive educational services for children with and without disabilities. The EEU offers educational programs and services to support children with disabilities and their families. All EEU programs encourage the development of children's cognitive, motor, communications, and social interactive skills by emphasizing educational and therapeutic interventions that are geared to each child's individual needs. In addition, we provide community outreach and education services.
Our programs' goal is to increase the confidence and competence of the children and families with whom we work. Our program is committed to providing children opportunities to learn communication skills, develop social relationships, and learn other functional skills in an integrated, developmentally appropriate classroom. Families are involved in identifying the priority skills for their child and are encouraged to take an active role in the classroom.
A goal of our program is to promote active social integration between children with and without disabilities, across all parts of the school day. Effective and systematic assessment and instructional strategies are used to identify, teach, and support these important skills. Skills are taught within the context of meaningful activities across the classroom curriculum. Support services (e.g., speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy) are provided in naturalistic settings (i.e., the classroom) and use activity-based instruction to enhance skill acquisition and generalization. Data are collected to monitor child progress and instructional decisions are based on those data.
From the outset, the EEU has offered a threefold program of professional training, research, and services to children and families. Over the years, EEU has provided comprehensive services to children with disabilities in model demonstration programs; developed numerous instructional and assessment materials; promoted research to improve classroom instructional methods; and trained professionals who have become leaders in their fields.
The EEU has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time School Cook.
Reporting to the Experimental Education Unit School Principal, this position participates with other classroom staff in the education, food, and nutrition programs for children in an early childhood school setting. The School Cook prepares high quality food for students following standardized recipes and procedures, handles food production activities and supports the preparation of items for the next service period. The School Cook has knowledge of food production, equipment operations, and food sanitation/safety practices and standards. The School Cook participates in a congenial and positive environment by carrying out responsibilities in an efficient, friendly, helpful and sensitive manner.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Prepare snacks and lunches for EEU, SPP and Head Start/ECEAP classrooms
Provide adapted menu items for children with special needs; adhere to menu guidelines that meet food program requirements and address the needs and concerns of Haring Center staff, families and children
Support the School Cook Lead in menu review and development; including attendance at program staff meetings to collect information and feedback for the Kitchen Team
Maintain Health Department Review record
Assist classroom teachers in planning and implementing classroom projects, not limited to cooking projects, field trips and school events
Work with children following Individualized Education Plans
Maintain accurate records of quantities and foods served in compliance with Food & Nutrition Service and Head Start/ECEAP regulations
Inventory and care of necessary goods and supplies for meal plans; lead and participate in proper storage and utilization of leftover ingredients and/or products whenever possible; rotate stock
Order food through vendors at the request of the School Cook Lead
Support the work of the hourly kitchen assistant on the Kitchen Team
Perform related duties as required
Cleaning/Kitchen Operation Responsibilities:
Assure and maintain that standards of sanitation and safety are met by maintaining a clean and orderly kitchen in compliance with health regulations
Perform daily routine cleaning duties as assigned, including maintaining cleaning checklists
Participate in the set-up, maintenance and break down of serving stations according to procedures
Maintain kitchen equipment in order to meet food program needs
Engage in cleaning projects to support facility needs; including weekly, quarterly deep cleaning and end of year cleaning tasks
| Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler's permit AND one year of experience as a Food Service Worker II; or equivalent education/experience. |
Experience with quantity as it relates to food preparation
Ability to handle high pressure situations while maintaining a composed and positive attitude
Ability to be flexible and maintain strong working relationships with school staff, teachers and families
Ability to work with diverse people with professionalism, diplomacy, and sensitivity
Demonstrated time management skills, ability to assess needs and ability to prioritize work and multi-task
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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