Food Service Position - DESE MSSD - Area II
Position: Food Service Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Cook
Job Location: Springfield, MO - Green Valley School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: DESE MSSD - Area II
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: 417-895-6850
Job Description:
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
Cook II
Hourly Rate: $15.17 (School Term Position)
Primary duties are planning, preparing and serving a lunch. 

To apply for this position, please use this hyperlink:  Once on the mocareers website, please go to the Division Tab at the top and select Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled for a list of jobs. 
The incumbent must have the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accommodations.
  1. Prepare school lunch menus according to the rules and regulations developed by the Food Section of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  2. Order food supplies following MSSD purchasing procedures.
  3. Create and prepare appealing meals utilizing established nutritional guidelines.
  4. Prepare and serve food including special diets as ordered by physicians for particular students.
  5. Perform kitchen clean-up duties.
  6. Follow required health standards of local Department of Health.
  7. Maintain accurate inventory of food and kitchen supplies.
  8. Direct the work of others in the kitchen.
  9. Develop and follow assigned daily work schedule.
  10. Accurately complete required reports on or before established deadlines.
  11. Lift and move 50 pounds.
  12. Maintain orderly, safe and clean environment.
  13. Demonstrate effective safety skills with students, equipment, environment, etc.
  14. Maintain confidentiality of parent, student and personally identifiable information.
  1. Maintain CPR certification at the level determined by the American Heart Association or Red Cross as Basic Life Support Health Care Providers.
  2. Participate in staff development as necessary to keep cooking skills and knowledge of food service updated and current. 
  3. Follow food service skills development training plans for individual students. 
  4. Infrequent travel for training and staff meetings.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.
  1. High School diploma or G.E.D.
  2. Two years experience in food preparation is preferred.
  3. Experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred.  
(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position, may be accepted in lieu of the above.)
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at    
To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.  TTY/TDD Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.
Notice to Applicants:  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is unable to sponsor applicants in their application for work visas through INS. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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