Job Description

Job Number:2019-6925
Kitchen Helper
Hazel Valley Elementary
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $15.47 - $17.34
Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
Closing Date:
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.
Additional Information: Required: Valid Food Handler's Permit.
This position is open to current Highline School District Employees only.
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Teamsters II LEVEL: Appendix E

: Non-exempt

: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date

This position assists in the preparation and serving of food. Responsibilities include: serving food, assisting in cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen equipment and transport carts, assuming the responsibilities of the next higher position in their absence, and attending scheduled meetings/training. Essential functions of this position must be performed within the specified documented time.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: * Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. * Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. * Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. * A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Order and inventory all necessary supplies for building site * Assist in preparation and serving of food. * Assist in the daily cleanup and sanitation of the kitchen, kitchen equipment, transport carts and serving area. * Assume the responsibilities and duties of the next higher position when needed. * Attend relevant training classes and workshops. Other Functions * Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Production Kitchen Lead or Lunchroom Satellite Lead.


High school diploma or equivalent Valid Food Handler’s Permit, health certificate and all other certificates, licenses, endorsements and permits as required for this position by state and local authorities.


Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test Criminal background clearance All Nutrition Service workers are required to wear all appropriate safety protection devices when using equipment

Proper sanitation procedures High personal standards for the Nutrition Services program School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Maintain good relationships with building staff and students Lift and carry weights in excess of 40 pounds Maintain exceptional attendance and punctuality Demonstrate aptitude for successful performance of the essential functions Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Director of Nutrition Services, Lunchroom Satellite Lead or designee

This position will be evaluated by the Principal or designee based on performance of duties and responsibilities.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand/walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and fine manipulation. The employee frequently is required to use hands for pushing/pulling, squat, kneel, lift/carry, and push/pull. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb stairs/ladder reach/lift overhead. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 pounds. The employee must frequently lift/carry up to 20 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 40 pounds. The employee is required to push/pull a maximum force of 10 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The employee may be exposed to extremes of temperatures in freezer and around cooking appliances, and sharp utensils used during food preparation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated to add EEOC statement, 2017-03-20 Updated the "Ability To" section, 2016-01-14. Teamsters agreement on 2016-01-24 Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.01.09 Revised by Human Resources to include district introduction, 2013.09.24 Updated format by Human Resources, 2013/08 Revised by Human Resources, 02/2010 Revised and approved 5/25/84 Updated by Personnel, 6/8/93 Revised by Human Resources, 2/22/96 Highline Public Schools 00N02NKH Kitchen Helper Page 2 of 3

KITCHEN HELPER Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, Highline Public Schools 00N02NKH Kitchen Helper Page 3 of 3

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