Jackson Local School District

Cook's Helper Part-time JMMS 10:30 AM-1:15 PM (2.75 hrs.) (2790)

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TitleCook's Helper Part-time JMMS 10:30 AM-1:15 PM (2.75 hrs.)
Posting ID2790


Position: Cook’s Helper

Reports to: Food Service Supervisor/Head Cook

Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Perform various tasks related to preparing and serving school meals, i.e., collect and count money, clean all cooking areas, assist Head Cook when needed.



The below lists are not ranked in order of importance



Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings
  • Has a legal responsibility to help instill in students the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values
  • Shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District
  • Ensure safety of students
  • Receive payment for cafeteria lunches and milk
  • Prepare change before lunchroom opens
  • Restock milk when needed
  • Fill condiments when needed
  • Ensure that appropriate paperwork is in cash bags
  • Complete daily work sheet/til papers (used to document money amounts collected)
  • Prepare the money register for the lunch line on a daily basis
  • Determine and collect the correct amount for each individual meal or item
  • Clear money register; lock and date the register tapes each school day
  • Make contact with the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information, e.g., free and reduced lunch students
  • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students, and parents
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required
  • Count money in cash drawer and prepare cash drawer for next day’s operation
  • See that napkins, silverware, straws, and condiments are in ample supply during serving of students
  • Help restock a la carte items and general cleanup as time permits
  • Assist in cleaning cooking and serving areas


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete extra time on New Records System
  • Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Food Service Supervisor



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Less than one year related experience
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Board of Education may find appropriate


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, written warnings and labels
  • Ability to operate a computer register
  • Basic math/bookkeeping skills


Equipment Operated:

  • Computer register
  • Calculator
  • Copy machine


Additional Working Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
  • Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions, i.e., being prepared to come to school on all scheduled school days, except calamity days
  • Occasional interaction with unruly children
  • Occasional requirement to travel, i.e., to pick up food or materials
  • Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles
  • Frequent exposure to loud noises
  • Occasional overtime work will be requested and expected of the employee
  • Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see (color vision required), read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, climb, stoop, and balance
  • Frequent requirement to lift, carry, push, and pull up to a maximum of 50 pounds
  • Frequent excessive standing during assigned workday
  • Frequent repetitive hand motions, e.g., operating computer register



This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent’s supervisor, appointing authority.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangeBased upon contract / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/18/2023
End Date05/27/2023