Center Aide - Full Time - #196857


Date: 06/08/2022 08:30 AM

City: Hazen, Arkansas

Salary: $1,113 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

STATEMENT OF THE JOB: Under the overall supervision of the Early Childhood Director and the direct supervision of the Center Manager. Perform duties related to food service and maintaining a clean facility and playground.


  • Assist in creating a warm and welcoming environment that supports children’s growth and development.

  • Maintain a professional attitude with staff, parents, volunteers, and children at all times.

  • Assist in the daily preparation and serving of breakfast, snacks and/or lunches.

  • Responsible for daily cleaning of the building, including, but not limited to: clean-up of dishes and utensils, vacuum all carpeted / rug areas, spot clean as needed, clean all tile floors, take trash out and wash garbage cans, laundry, clean children’s and staff bathrooms.

  • Assist in keeping the kitchen area clean, organized and sanitary, including proper storage of food and supplies. Thoroughly clean the refrigerator and freezer at least weekly.

  • Assist and serve as a backup for the Food Service Manager in daily food preparation.

  • Assist Food Service Manager in preparing documentation relating to nutrition.

  • Assist with transporting food to designated sites.

  • Responsible for wearing “Non-skid footwear” while working in the kitchen.” Cut-resistant gloves must be worn when using cutting tools, knives, etc. in the kitchen.

  • Assist in obtaining and documenting In-Kind (Non-Federal Match) for parent and community activities.

  • Work cooperatively with all classroom / center staff.

  • Responsible for data management in designated areas.

  • Assist in the avoidance or appearance of fraud and insurance of compliance in designated areas.


  • Respect confidentiality in all aspects of the Program.

  • Must be willing to participate in all training designed for professional development.

  • Able to handle stress, tension and exasperation that contact with many children and adults may bring every day.

  • May be called upon to administer first aid to children or staff at any time in the program. The incidental nature of this circumstance effectively establishes first aid as a collateral duty, rather than a primary one.

  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary for the overall operation of the program.


Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience Requirements:

  • Three months experience working in food service.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass tuberculosis screening annually and initial health examination within first three months of employment.

  • Valid driver’s license, access to transportation with liability insurance and willing to use vehicle for Agency related travel.

  • Must be able to travel out of area overnight to attend training.

  • Able to hear and communicate orally with children and adults.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to lift filled food service containers and have the physical ability necessary to clean the facility.

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations.

Personal Traits:

  • Be in sympathy with the concepts of the Head Start Program.

  • Able to keep confidential information without inappropriately divulging it.

  • Able to make decisions and work without continual close supervision.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: $11.13 per hour. Currently budgeted for 10 months per year. Currently receiving additional $3 per hour COVID pay until funding is depleted.

Hours: Full Time/Non-Exempt position, Mon- Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm with an hour-lunch break.

Benefits: 13 paid holidays, 12 paid annual leave & 12 paid sick days per year; Employer provided life insurance, medical insurance supplement, education assistance, 401K with match, and more!

ALL CAPCA staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or be approved under an exemption.

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