Job Description

Nutrition & Wellness Worker I

Location: North Canyon High School

Non Interim

9 months, 5.75 hrs/day (745am-130pm)

Grade 11, $14.42

Dates: 8/5/24-5/22/25

Purpose Statement

The job of Nutrition & Wellness Worker I is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the food service personnel at assigned location with specific responsibilities for food service activities at an assigned school location; food preparation activities and complying with the National School Lunch Program and mandated health requirements.

This job reports to Kitchen Manager.

Essential Functions

Cleans equipment, storage areas, food serving lines (e.g. pans, utensils, equipment, refrigerators) for the purpose of maintaining safe and sanitary conditions.

May assist with inspections of food and supply deliveries for the purpose of verifying quantity, quality and specifications of orders and/or complying with mandated health requirements.

Supports management and other substitute personnel, student workers, and/or volunteers for the purpose of assisting them in the daily operations of the kitchen.

Serves one or more items of food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements.

Stocks food and supplies for the purpose of maintaining adequate quantities and security of items.

Reconciles transactions (e.g. meal counts, monies collected, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining account balances in compliance with established policies and procedures.

Maintains a variety of manual and/or electronic files and records (e.g. production reports, temperature logs, time sheets, etc.) for the purpose of providing up to date information and/or historical reference in accordance with established administrative guidelines and legal requirements.

Knowledge of web based programs and other software related to the N&W Department for the purpose of maintaining daily operations.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating equipment found in a commercial kitchen.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents; speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; quantify food preparation and handling; and sanitation practices.

ABILITY is required to use job related equipment; consider a number of factors when using equipment.   Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with specific job-related data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving with data requires interpretation and following of prescribed guidelines; and communication with kitchen manager. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with interruptions; working with detailed information/data; maintaining a good rapport with students, employees, and community.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 30% walking, and 60% standing. The job is performed under temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. Applicant must have ability to lift 50 pounds.

Experience:     Job related experience is desired

Education:       High school diploma or equivalent desired but not required

Equivalency:   Not required

Required Testing                                        Certificates and Licenses

                                                                  Food Handler’s Card

Continuing Educ./Training                        

Maintains Food Handler’s Card                        


Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status- Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Nutrition & Wellness

Shift Type: 5.75 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, May 17, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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