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Childcare Center Cook - 11/12 month schedule

$3,088 – $4,844 monthly

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/17/23

Job Description

Childcare Center Cook - 11/12 month schedule

Job No: 527057
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Food Services, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

The Isabel Patterson Child Development Center (IPCDC) Cook is responsible for the full range of duties associated with the implementation of a daily nutrition program for approximately 170 preschool and school age children and 25 adult caregivers who sit with children during mealtimes. These tasks encompass menu planning, meal preparation for breakfast, lunch, and snack, shopping for food supplies, placing orders, receiving, and inventorying deliveries, cleaning, and organizing equipment, utensils, and work storage areas. The IPCDC Cook must also make additional arrangements for children with dietary needs and restrictions, ensuring that the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines are adhered to, including record-keeping and compliance with all licensing and public health regulations, as well as the IPCDC meal and children's program policies and procedures, which include following guidelines for interacting with children. The incumbent must provide impartial, inclusive, and culturally sensitive services that enhance the quality of life on campus, utilizing a student-centered and equity-minded approach in all communication and service endeavors.
Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and service of breakfast, lunch, and snacks for program participants.
  • Creation of a four-week menu cycle plan.
  • Maintenance of documentation and record-keeping related to meal planning and service, including inventory tracking and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Responsible for kitchen upkeep, including cleaning, organization, and maintenance of equipment and appliances.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with providing instruction and training to other employees including cook assistants and Infant/toddler center cook.

  • Experience with meal and menu planning.

  • Must present knowledge of previous food purchasing and ordering in large quantities, receiving, inventorying supplies and detailed record-keeping.

  • Experience with reporting documentation as requested (i.e. CACFP Grant reporting), preferred.

    Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
    Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or General GED is required.

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in planning, cooking and distribution of foods in large quantities.

  • Must possess a valid Driver's license. Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on university business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program. Must present proof of valid personal auto insurance.

  • Live Scan required.
    Physical Summary

    Medium work - Job involves lifting heavy-weight objects (20-40 pounds) and/or 20% - 40% of the job involves standing, squatting, kneeling, or walking. May require pushing or pulling objects within the weight limits.
    Licenses / Certificates

    Must possess a valid California Food Safe Serve Certification.

    Isabel Patterson Child Development Center

    Cook II

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,088 - $4,844 per month

    Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
    Time Base

    Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date. This position is an 11/12 month schedule, off month is July.
    Application Procedures

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

    PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
    Additional Information

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

    California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
    Equal Employment Statement

    California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

    To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .

    We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact
    Out of State Employment Policy

    California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Application Closes: Apr 30, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.