The mission of Pierce College District is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.
Pierce College is currently recruiting for Part-Time Hourly Cook Assistant positions to fill in for full time and part time hourly cooks. The positions are responsible for preparation and supervision of mealtimes as stipulated by the Director/Lead Cook and USDA regulations.
Please Note: Applicants must be willing to work at both campuses, i.e., Fort Steilacoom (Lakewood) & Puyallup. Hours vary and require a flexible work schedule and work location.
Weigh and prepare nutritious meals according to USDA and the Director's requirements.
Meet USDA and childcare licensing requirements.
Positively and effectively serve and supervise children's mealtime per Center procedures.
Maintain clean, sanitary, and safe work areas (utilize gloves, disinfect surfaces, etc.).
Clean and disinfect stove/oven, microwave, and other appliances and maintain overall kitchen sanitation and cleanliness.
Rotate stock, conduct inventory of food items/supplies, and determine purchase needs in timely manner.
Assist in establishing a classroom environment that provides a place for child directed learning, creates an atmosphere of respect and order, and ensures the safety of all children as needed.
Complete tasks independently; promote a positive and pleasant work environment; maintain positive communication with Child Care Cook (Cook 2), Director and co-workers in a timely manner.
Other duties as may be reasonably assigned.
High school diploma/GED.
Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Meal preparation skills.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Possess or will obtain a valid Food Handlers Permit and CPR/First Aid Certification at time of hire.
Willingness and ability to pass the Department of Early Learning background check after a conditional offer of employment.
Food preparation experience for groups or restaurant.
Experience working with children.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of proper food handling, sanitation, and safety precautions.
Ability to relate well to both children and adults.
Ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this position, applicants must:
Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.
Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce College, we value culturally competent and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your response how your previous education and/or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover Letter)
Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References).
Terms of Employment: The current openings could be located at Milgard Child Development Center at the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus in Lakewood or at Garnero Child Development Center in Puyallup. Applicants must be willing to work at both campuses. Work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and/or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday when the Centers are open (excludes school breaks and closures). Work schedule may vary to meet the needs of the Centers.
Positions will not exceed 69 hours per month and are not eligible for benefits.
Physical Work Environment: Positions are located within the Child Development Center at either the Fort Steilacoom (Lakewood) or Puyallup campus where work will be performed in a kitchen setting. Positions require the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process: Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
Equal Opportunity: The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: email@example.com.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498 (253) 964-6519
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer (253) 864-3229