Southern Heights Elementary
Hours Per Day: 2.50
Position Type: Continuing
Salary: $13.75 - $14.59
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
Additional Information: This position is open to current Highline School District Employees Only.
JOB TITLE: KITCHEN HELPER
GROUP: Teamsters II LEVEL: Appendix E
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date
SUMMARY: 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.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: 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
* 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 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
* 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
* Assume the responsibilities and duties of the next higher position when needed.
* Attend relevant training classes and workshops.
* Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Production
Kitchen Lead or Lunchroom Satellite Lead.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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.
JOB DESCRIPTION: KITCHEN HELPER
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
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
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Nutrition Services, Lunchroom Satellite Lead or designee
EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Principal or designee based on performance of duties and
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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
JOB DESCRIPTION: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Civil Rights Act:
Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,
email@example.com; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social
Services, 206.631.3011, firstname.lastname@example.org