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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3989767
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2022


Job Description


Job Goal:
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal and/or Assistant Principal, the Intermittent Cafeteria Helper will provide supervision to students, assistance to students and staff in the cafeteria as appropriate.


Intermittent Cafeteria Helpers report to the School Principal and Assistant Principal of the assigned school. All Cafeteria helpers will take direction from the Food Service Director, Assistant Director or designee.


All Intermittent Cafeteria Helpers work on an as needed basis and may be needed for one day, one week or one month. The need for an Intermittent Cafeteria Helper will vary from day-to-day and week-to-week and, as such, we cannot guarantee work each day.


•Performs tasks requiring an ordinary degree of skill in the preparation and serving of food as well as other tasks required for the operation and sanitary maintenance of a food service facility or area.
•Prepares vegetables and other foods for cooking.
•Makes soups and other simple hot foods, sandwich fillings, salad dressing, and simple desserts.
•Prepares sandwiches and salads.
•Operates electrical equipment such as mixers, potato peelers, slicing machines, dishwashers, and toasters.
•Sets up serving counters, dishes up and serves food from steam tables, and other foods, including such items as candy and fruit, from the counter.
•Responsible for maintaining general cleanliness of eating area.
•Collects and washes dishes, silver and cooking utensils, and puts them away.
•Sweeps floors, cleans counters and tables, and counter and kitchen equipment, such as food containers, trays, cooking ranges, garbage cans, and refrigerators.
•Receives and checks deliveries of food and other supplies.
•Stores foods properly in refrigerators and storeroom.
•Keeps stores in good order.
•Assists in the taking of inventories of supplies.
•Keeps simple records.
•Performs tasks in the preparation and packaging of meals as well as other tasks required for the operation and sanitary maintenance of a food processing facility.
•Cleans all food processing equipment and processing areas.
•Performs related work as required by Director of Food and Nutrition Services or his/her designee.


Position Reports to: Director and Assistant Director of Food Services or designee


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 15
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Food Service
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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