16th Sep 2021
  • Anywhere

CHILD, Inc. is seeking a 30 hour Cook for our Kent County Head Start program serving low-income families with children six weeks to five years. Cooks work under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, and guidance of a licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.

CHILD, Inc. is open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm. Interested candidates must be available and flexible to work 6:30am-3:30pm, during general hours of kitchen operations, at any of our four locations

The Cook will be responsible to:

  • Adhere to all provisions of the current Rhode Island Department of Health Food Code.
  • Demonstrate positivity, flexibility, punctuality, and dependable attendance; and maintain appropriate confidentiality in all agency matters.
  • Demonstrate respect for diverse family practices, languages, cultures and traditions.
  • Provide leadership, training, supervision, and evaluation of kitchen staff, students, and volunteers.
  • Ensure adequate and prompt preparation, service, and clean-up of breakfast, lunch, and snack.
  • Provide individual meals for children with special dietary needs.
  • Prepare and submit orders for food, paper, and cleaning supplies.
  • Maintain necessary records to ensure compliance with the USDA and state regulatory agencies.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development during/after hours, as required.


  • AssociateDegree in Culinary Arts. Transcript will be required.
  • ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification. Copy will be required.
  • Demonstrated experience in meal preparation and batch cooking. References will be verified.
  • Familiarity with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.
  • Ability to problem solve, handle crises, and function independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Valid RI driver’s license and an insured vehicle. Copies will be required.
  • Bilingual candidates strongly urged to apply.

 Job Type: School Year Position

 Hourly Wage:  $19.21-$24.23 dependent on education and experience.

CHILD, Inc. provides all full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package.

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