Food Services Assistant

Posted on: March 5, 2024
This position is located in: Chamberlain

Summary of Position

The Food Services Assistant is responsible for assisting with Food Service activity.  This is a nonexempt position.


Reports to the Food Service Coordinator


  • Set up and serves daily school lunches and meals for special events.
  • Assists with the grocery outlet for Group Home living as required.
  • Washes, sanitizes and maintains utensils, pots, pans, dishes, silverware and serving trays.
  • Cleans shelves, carts, ovens and walk-ins, and cafeteria equipment as directed by the Cafeteria Manager.
  • Maintains a high degree of sanitation standards and follows all safe handling and food service requirements.
  • Clears and cleans dining room following completion of daily meals.
  • Maintains and sanitizes dishwasher and dish room.
  • Notifies the Cafeteria Manager of maintenance and any issues affecting the cafeteria functions.
  • Assists the Cafeteria Manager with plans and preparations for special events as needed.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required by the Food Services Coordinator.


  • High School Diploma
  • Experience in Food Service helpful
  • Computer skills helpful 
  • Obtain SERV SAFE certification as required by the Cafeteria Manager

Physical Demands

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 30 lbs. 
  • Occasionally exerts up to 50 lbs. of force.
  • Regularly bends, stoops, crouches, and climbs stairs.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods. 
  • Uses the abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly over time without becoming fatigued.
  • Uses both hands and wrists repetitively for prolonged periods.