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Needham Public Schools is looking for candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences for the position of Cafeteria Worker.


Needham Public School District is an inclusive, dynamic, and multicultural community seeking an energetic, skilled, and warm educator to join our team. Diverse candidates, especially those from historically marginalized and silenced groups such as educators of color, are highly encouraged to apply.


Date Available:

 Monday - Friday  
  Unit E-Contract salary scale

Job Summary:
Required to perform all aspects of meal production, serving, and clean-up within the school kitchen and cafeteria as assigned by the school Cafeteria Manager. Permanent Cafeteria Workers also operate the computerized point of the sale cash register.

Qualifications: Ability to:

  • Prepare food / learn to prepare and serve food- in large quantities, using large kitchen equipment
  • Clean equipment, serving areas, handwash pots and pans, and other cleaning and sanitizing duties
  • Read basic English and follow directions
  • Perform all duties while following National Restaurant Association standards for sanitation and safety
  • Perform simple math functions and operate a computerized cash register and make accurate change
  • Lift 50 lbs
  • Walk and stand for the duration of work schedule
  • Work safely and accurately under a deadline
  • Learn and follow food safety procedures (annual ServSafe training is provided; required to pass certification exam following training)
  • Follow direction and work independently
  • Work cooperatively with co-workers and contribute to a positive working environment
  • Safely tolerate exposure to heat, humidity, steam, cooking odors, refrigerator and freezer temperatures, and cleaning solutions
  • Work in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Have fun and display a positive attitude at work
  • Food Service experience as Substitute Cafeteria Worker in Needham Public Schools is required (every new employee starts as a sub)

Working Conditions:
Ability to work on feet all day in a non-air-conditioned kitchen. 
Need to keep hair restrained and wear vinyl or plastic gloves while handling food.

Application Procedure:
All permanent positions are hired from the pool of cafeteria substitute workers working for Needham Public Schools.


Please apply online: http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/Careers

Applications will be considered only when the online application is complete.


The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS), and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network.  Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.


The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees, or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry, or status as a veteran.


For more information on our equity work please visit our equity website.


Selection Procedure:

All applications and resumes will be reviewed and selected candidates will participate in an interview process.

Internal candidates should inform the Nutrition Services Director if they are interested in applying for a different position within the Nutrition Services Department.

In the event that an internal candidate applies and is hired for this position, it would create another open permanent vacancy within the Nutrition Services Department for which the candidate applying for this position would automatically be considered.


Candidates are encouraged to review the working conditions, wages, and benefits in the collective bargaining agreement located at http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/human_resources/Contracts




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