Food Program Assistant
General Overview: Food Program Assistants help with food preparation, service, kitchen clean-up and dish washing to ensure healthy, safe meals for the staff and campers.
- Serve as an active member of the Food Program team, supporting colleagues and taking on responsibilities as directed by the Food Program Manager
- Assist in preparation of meals
- Assist in accommodating specialty diets and allergies for staff/participants
- Assist in receiving orders
- Maintain cleanliness of all food storage areas
- Practice and oversee safe food handling procedures, according to local, state, and Federal and ACA regulations
- Responsible for daily cleaning of food preparation areas and tools, including all prep surfaces, pots, pans, sweeping and mopping of floors
- Participate in food program team meetings, engaging in solution-based problem solving and positive communication
- Participate in all camp activities as the kitchen schedule allows (ex. Evening programs, Flag Raising)
- Promptly discuss any difficult situations that arise in camper or staff relationships, discipline, and other areas of concern with the Coordinator and Director
- Establish personal and professional goals for the summer and work toward those goals
- Complete all job functions, including requested records, written reports, and other duties as assigned.
- Encourage leadership development, healthy community living, and AYF mission and values driven practices.
- Protect the safety and health of campers by adhering to community expectations and following all policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook, including our alcohol-, drug-, and tobacco-free camp policy and AYF COVID-19 Staff Eligibility and Expectations.
- Fully participate in and be present at all community activities and staff training
- Strong emotional and mental health. Must be adaptable and exhibit good judgement to determine what is in best interest of the campers in their care.
- Effective communication with youth participants and adult staff across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Ability to foster positive relationships.
- Ability to understand, promote, actively include, and work effectively with diverse perspectives and identities
- Thorough understanding of critical issues shaping the lives of young people in the U.S., especially racial and gender equity, inclusivity, justice, ethics, and cultural competency.
- Position is located at Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. The Merrowvista site necessitates the ability to move through rugged terrain.
- Food Program Assistants will live onsite during staff training and during the two camp sessions.
Education, Experience, or Certifications
- Must be 18 or older and one year post-high school graduation experience
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid (training available for accepted applicants)
- Weekly pay: $500
- Food Program Assistants will receive one day off for every six days worked.