Beta Academy (learn more)

Houston, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4133414
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: January 25, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Primary Function

Responsible for maintaining high standards for cleaning, sanitation, and safety in the kitchen, serving lines, and dining areas. Provide joyful customer service to our scholars all while creating a welcoming environment in our cafeterias.

Reports to

The district's Child Nutrition Director

Terms of Employment

Full-time / 10 months / Hourly / 6:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Cafeteria Aide Responsibilities


Assist in executing all meal programs (meals in the classroom, field trip meals, traditional breakfast/lunch, special diets, etc.)
Expected to be able to work in a fast-paced environment all while providing excellent customer service, program compliance, and resolving conflicts under pressure.
Responsible for setting up and taking down cafeteria seating tables, chairs, and waste stations.
Replace trash can liners after each use, at the end of day all trash cans are emptied, washed out, and new liners are placed.
Breakdown boxes and take to outdoor designated trash containers daily.
Maintain clean floors by sweeping after each classroom leaves the cafeteria.
Ensure all tables are washed/sanitized before the next classroom is seated to consume meals.
Coordinate scholar volunteers that help clean up in the cafeteria.
Responsible for upholding high standards of cleaning and sanitation of food service equipment that is to be cleaned on a daily/weekly basis.
Ensure janitorial inventory in the kitchen is always fully stocked; refill soap dispenser, paper towel dispenser, hand sanitizer dispenser, and cleaning spray bottles when applicable.
Assists in cleaning kitchen area and equipment and utensils to ensure that sanitation codes are maintained; washes pots, pans, and serving utensils by hand.
Perform various housekeeping or janitorial duties in the kitchen such as sweeping and mopping and in dining areas, such as washing or sanitizing tables, chairs and serving areas.
Teach our scholars the importance of responsibility and teamwork when it comes to keeping our cafeterias clean, create special moments with them daily, and learn their first names.
Assist other CNP staff during down time, meal preparation, meal service, and with deliveries.
Perform other related duties as required by CNP Director and/or designee.

Certification and/or License Requirements

Must hold a Food Handlers License or obtain one within 60 days of employment.

Education Requirement

High School Diploma or equivalent; or one-year relevant work experience.

 Job Requirements/Regulations

Must be able to lift 25 lbs or 50 lbs with assistance
Must complete 6 hours of USDA Professional Standard training, annually.
Work flexible hours (early mornings, longer/shorter shifts, nights)
Must wear a hair restraint and non-slip shoes when preparing/serving food.
No jewelry besides a wedding band or necklace that can be tucked into shirt
Nails must be kept short and unpolished
No wearing of strong perfumes/cologne
No cell phone use unless an emergency

Professionalism & Communication

Demonstrate professionalism by being in regular attendance and arriving on time to work, staff meetings, parent nights and other assigned duties. Must be able to work early mornings.
Complete required training(s) on time.
Check staff email a minimum of twice daily and all staff texts.
Follow through on assignments and show independence by completing tasks from beginning to end.
Work cooperatively to create an atmosphere of unity among the school community and refrain and stop any gossip, negativity, and unsupportive comments.
Read and comply with all child nutrition policies and procedures. Includes but not limited to; HACCP/SOP’s, Scholar Special Dietary Needs, USDA’s Parent Complaint Form, Field Trip Order Forms, Meal Charge Policy, Cash Collection and Handling, Local School Wellness Policy, and Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Read and comply with the Procedures Manual, Employee Handbook, Scholar Handbook and Scholar Code of Conduct
Demonstrate professionalism at ALL times. Exercise wisdom by remaining calm, respectful, and non-defensive during disagreements and personal attacks.
Utilize professional communication with strong grammar, syntax, usage and/or spelling skills during phone conversations, personal conversations, emails, and social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Exhibit professionalism in appearance and follow the Beta Academy standard of dress. Apply this standard of dress to personal social media posts in regards to modesty in dress and action (ex: swimsuit, cleavage, & shirtless pictures, in addition to posts with alcohol, cigarettes, and bars etc.).
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Support Staff > Food Service
  • Employer Description

    Beta Academy is an A-rated charter school serving more than 1,200 students PK - 12th grade in Southeast Houston, Texas.

    The Beta vision is to provide elite education to all students.

    Our mission statement: To establish world-class schools through a culture of “joyful rigor” and develop scholars and leaders who can contribute on a community, national, and international level. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Beta Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Beta Academy
    • 9701 Almeda Genoa Rd
    • Houston, Texas 77075

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