Preschool Nutrition Aide

Nonprofit Education

The Nutrition Aide is a 35 hour a week, school year/44 week position responsible for completing routine kitchen/dining room/food chores for a Head Start Daycare site. Prepares necessary food and serving items or service prior to or after use. Shops for food and other programming needs. Participates in kitchen clean up, inventory and other kitchen tasks as requested. 


•Prepare and serve food and assist in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist.
•Responsible for inventory of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations. •Implement a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations.
•Maintain the kitchen, storage and food service areas in a safe and healthy condition.
•Assist in the office and classroom as needed. 

Position offers $12.50 per hour. Please send a cover letter along with a resume. 


•High School diploma/GED.
•Experience in food service helpful.
•Knowledge of nutrition and the food groups, basic food preparation and food sanitation.
•Experience working with children in a daycare or classroom setting.
•Good organizational and communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team, good interpersonal skills. •Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse social and economic backgrounds. Knowledge of local resources, customs and language helpful.
•May be required to lift up to 40 pounds of kitchen supplies and equipment.
•Must have a valid license, possess a vehicle for shopping as needed and be insurable to drive an agency vehicle on roads in varying weather conditions.
•Clear criminal records check with a statewide Central Register Database Check (Child Abuse Clearance).
•An initial health exam prior to employment with acceptable tuberculosis screening results. 

BENEFITS •Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
•Life Insurance
•401(k) Retirement
•Paid Vacation, Paid Personal, Paid Sick Time, Paid School Breaks 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to or visit our website at

LifeWorks Community Action, formerly Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, is a nonprofit that helps thousands of neighbors each year overcome the challenges of poverty by providing food, early childhood education, energy services, health and wellness, and immigrant services. Popular programs include The Pantry in Ballston Spa and The Kitchen in Saratoga Springs, as well as Head Start, WIC and Weatherization. Help Starts Here


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