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Academy Cook

Posted: 02/15/2023

Qualifications & Education

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in cooking for groups.
  • Able to follow instructions and communicate effectively.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License or ID.
  • Ability to be covered under the Housing Authority's fidelity bond.
  • Has never been shown by credible evidence (e.g. a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable
  • evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually assaulted, exploited, or deprived any person or to have subjected
  • any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or
  • written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application.
  • Integrity and Trust – Show consistency between words and actions.
  • Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.
  • Ethics and Values – Engages in open and honest dialogue with others.
  • Training
  • Employee must complete the following trainings within the first year of employment:
  • Health & Safety Orientation Training (within the first 90 days)
  • CPR/First Aid training (within the first 90 days)
  • 4 hours of disease control, cleanliness, hygiene, injury, or illness training
  • 2 hours of mandatory reporting/child abuse training
  • New Hire Orientation training (before providing any care)
  • CACFP training and any required on-going trainings for food, nutrition, or meal planning
  • Other trainings may be required to fulfill the job duties
  • Ten hours of on-going training must be completed each year following the first year of employment.
  • Duties
  • Arrive promptly daily.
  • Complete daily paperwork for CACFP program
  • Prepare and serve meals according to CACFP guidelines and meal patterns.
  • Keep track of food and supplies.
  • Submit requests for food and supplies to Academy Director.
  • Maintain a clean kitchen/work area.
  • Assist in planning meals and shop for groceries.
  • Work in a positive manner with all staff to ensure mealtimes are a positive experience for children.
  • Assist with other duties as directed by the Academy Director.
  • Protect confidential and sensitive information.
  • Customer and Team Focus – Establish and maintains effective customer relationships.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with young children and other staff.
  • Comply with the criminal records and comprehensive background check(s).

Resumes may be emailed to, or qualified applicants may apply in person at 326 West 9th Street, Rome, GA 30165, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE.