Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • 12.81
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

The Site Cook is responsible for providing a nutritious breakfast/snack and lunch for all children. Cooks will comply with all required standards and regulations. The site cook will interact with children and assist with cooking projects and mealtime experiences.

Job Duties:

  • Prepares food in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and USDA guidelines.
  • Follows recipes and cycles menu to ensure consistent quality food to all children.
  • Provides correct foods for children with documented allergies, religious preference or other conditions.
  • Exhibits time management skills to complete meals at specified times.
  • Works independently and supervises volunteers in all areas of food preparation, service and clean up.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year cooking for groups of 25 or more.
  • Basic cooking skills and nutrition.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Registration with the Central Background Registry of the Child Care Division.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain.
  • Food Handler's Card.
  • Initial physical examination and results of tuberculin test.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases.
  • No pre-employment drug test required - employees are only subject to drug test if they get into an on-the-job vehicular accident. 

COVID-19 Alert:  This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.

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