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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4052145
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 4, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


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


Intermittent Lunch Attendants report to the School Principal and Assistant Principal of the assigned school. All lunch attendants will take direction from the Food Service Director, Assistant Director or designee.


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


•Assure student safety during lunch period, recess time, and during any other school activity both indoors and outdoors; lunch attendants must split up and circulate among the students to effectively monitor students and the lunch/ recess environment.
•At all times be attentive and vigilant of student safety; continually monitoring for unsafe actions by children as well as unsafe conditions around, near or visible to children.
•During recess, assigned lunch attendants will wash/organize tables and ensure that students form and maintain an orderly line to receive their lunch.
•Guide children to assist in cleaning their area as appropriate.
•Assist students with Recycling and Composting in the lunchroom.
•Assist in the distribution of lunch materials as needed.
•Proactively assist younger students and students with more dependability with opening milk cartons, condiments or any packaged items.
•Practice sanitary precautions at all times. This would include washing hands before starting work and wearing gloves when serving food or assisting children during lunch.
•Follow posted rotation schedule, for every lunch at assigned school, to ensure supervision of students at all times, both indoors and outdoors.
•Ensure that students transition safely from lunch to recess, (i.e.: students should not run to recess).
•Responsible for students being prepared to transition safely from recess to classroom; being escorted by teacher to their appropriate classroom.
•Report any problems, concerns, emergencies, or incidents of student safety either in the cafeteria or in the school yard to the cafeteria supervisor or Principal or Assistant Principal before concluding work shift. (Refer to problem/Incident protocol procedure attached).
•Exhibit respect and courtesy to all students and staff.
•Milk case must be cleaned on a daily basis.
•Keep in stock all condiments, napkins and plastic-ware during meal periods. All condiments and plastic-ware must also be replenished at the end of the shift for the following day.
•Other duties as assigned.


•Ability to serve as a role model for students and promote the use of good manners.

Training / Professional Development:
• Participate in all Food Service Department sponsored training programs.


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: 20
  • 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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