Childcare Center Cook-Early Learning Center 9.5 month

$15.65 - $16.92 hourly
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Pablo, MT, USA
  • Apr 24, 2024
Full time Education Other Skilled Labor

Job Description

General Summary:

In accordance with the Salish Kootenai College Childcare Mission Statement and goals, the Childcare Center Cook collaborates with the director and lead teachers to meet the needs of the center, children, parents, and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, purchasing supplies, preparing and serving two meals and one snack to as many as three groups of children per day in accordance with USDA/ Montana Child and Adult Food Care Program standards and meal patterns.
  • Reviewing the menus with the director and coordinating the food program with possible center activities.
  • Shopping weekly for food and supplies for meals.
  • Completing all paperwork reporting documentation for the Montana Child and Adult Food Care Program.
  • Providing assistance to teachers with cooking experiences they may wish to implement in the learning environment. These experiences may include actually demonstrating/presenting the planned lesson/activity.
  • Cooking meals for and serving at parent meeting.
  • Maintaining a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen and eating areas. This will involve following the cleaning schedule posted in the kitchen.
  • Attending all staff meetings and participating in training courses to expand knowledge of child development.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect
  • Attend required yearly CAFP Food Program trainings
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid /CPR and AED certification
  • Continue to earn training hours for Montana Early Childhood Project Practitioner Registry


  • High School diploma or GED
  • One year experience cooking for large groups of people
  • One year working with young children
  • Knowledge of USDA food program and planning nutritional meals to meet the needs of young children
  • Ability to meet cleanliness and USDA requirements
  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • STARS to quality Food Safety in Child Care Center
  • Must pass State of Montana background check and fingerprint check.
  • Subject to pre-hire drug screen and random drug testing required by the college for safety sensitive employment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, kneel, sit, and occasionally lift 25 to 50 pounds.