Nutrition Services Provider I – Dishwasher – $15.90

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The Nutrition Service Provider I will assist the Nutrition Service Team in completing daily requirements for food services per DPI/CACFP guidelines and follow guidelines from the Head Start Performance Standards. This position is either a 10-month or a 12-month position depending on site location.


Assist the NSPII when necessary with meal preparation for children using portions and measurements according to CACFP guidelines. Ensure that breakfast, lunch, and snacks are prepared and delivered according to the daily scheduled time. Assist when needed with preparation of food on a daily basis. Assist when needed with preparation of substitute foods for children with dietary accommodations. Assist with putting away and storing food items once they are delivered. Assist with stocking food service supplies. Responsible for assembling and delivering dish tubs to each classroom. Responsible for washing dishes after each meal served. Assist with delivering all meals to the classrooms. Set up for catering events and ensure that event food and supplies are delivered to the correct location and that they are delivered on time. Work cooperatively with other employees and the general public, including families and children Attend all mandatory trainings.

Accountability and Performance Requirement

All staff members are accountable for knowing and performing the responsibilities associated with their individual position in an efficient and effective manner, understanding that each of us plays an integral role in the success of our mission.  All staff will support the agency mission, vision, standards of conduct/code of ethics and strategic directions and support administrative decisions.  This must be demonstrated by maintaining a positive work environment, and by behaving and communicating in an appropriate manner with children, families, coworkers, supervisors and the public while achieving performance expectations.


High school diploma or equivalent, required. Knowledge of efficient use of kitchen appliances and equipment (dishwasher, microwave, etc.). A minimum of six months experience working in a food service position or related duties handling foods and washing dishes. Preferred possession of a current driver’s license. Must be willing to work at other sites upon request. Must possess current CPR certification at all times.  If not certified upon hire, NDF will provide training. Must be willing to have a tuberculosis test at the time of hire and every 2 years thereafter. Successfully pass a physical examination that verifies the employee is free from communicable disease and is physically able to perform required job responsibilities.  Required every 2 years thereafter. Successfully pass the Caregiver Background Check.

Special Position Requirements

Have a valid serve safe certification. Have knowledge of FIFO.  Preferences At least 6 months experience in a high volume, fast-paced kitchen.

Work Requirements

Other duties/projects as assigned.

Safety and Health

Next Door is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the well-being and health of its employees. An essential part of each employees’ job is the development of safe working practices and the observance of safety rules, including: Following safety warnings and directions at all times. Using personal safety devices when required. Reporting any unsafe conditions to supervisor. Following process for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. Reporting unsupervised children, after ensuring child’s safety. Implement active supervision practices at all times, including transition times. Ensure knowledge of each assigned child’s location at all times.

Physical Demands  

Primarily active work; occasionally lifting up, holding or moving up to 50 lbs.

Physical Activity      

Bending, stooping, kneeling, sitting on the floor, walking/transporting, reaching, climbing, balancing, crouching, crawling, talking and speaking clearly, hearing conversation level, tasting, smelling and seeing.

Work Environment

Mainly kitchen setting with delivery of food to classrooms. Occasional off site travel, when needed to work at a different site. Ability to tolerate frequent changes in temperature, hot/cold

Personal/Physiological Ability to make frequent, significant decisions to understand and react to the development process of children.  Ability to respond quickly and competently to an emergency or crisis situation in order to keep children and staff safe.

Join an award-winning team doing the most important work in Milwaukee.

This is your opportunity to help create bright futures and a stronger Milwaukee! Our teachers and staff are guided by Next Door’s mission: to support the intellectual, physical and emotional development of children by partnering with their families for success in school and in the community.

At Next Door, we work hard to ensure Milwaukee children living in poverty get a strong start to life during the most critical period of brain development, ages birth to three. You can help a child achieve that start in the classroom, in a home visitation setting, through family advocacy or in a wide variety of support roles.

Our employees also play a big role in shaping the future of Next Door. Driven by our strategic plan, you can help Next Door become the preeminent leader in early childhood education in Milwaukee and the employer of choice among early childhood professionals.

What we offer
Next Door teachers and support staff enjoy low teacher-student ratios, ongoing professional development opportunities at no cost, coaching support and extensive community partnerships that enhance our services.

We also offer employees competitive salaries, a strong benefits package, staff engagement opportunities with the KEEP (Keep Employees Engaged as Partners) Committee, paid holidays plus a paid time-off program and free parking.

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