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Kitchen Coordinator / Child Care Assistant

Westside Early Childhood Centers Omaha, NE Hourly Wage, starting at $12.39

The Kitchen Coordinator position is responsible for preparing / serving meals and maintaining and cleaning kitchen areas for children enrolled in the Program. Also, this position is responsible for assisting with implementing and supervision of children's activities which may include toddlers and/or preschool age children. This position works cooperatively with parents, other Westside Early Childhood staff members and school professionals to maintain a safe and educational environment

Starting Wage: $12.39/hour

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be of good moral character
  • experience in food handling

Duties and responsibilities of position include:

  • Assists in the kitchen area prior to, during and after meals are served to children.
  • Assists in maintaining kitchen work areas and keeping equipment, utensils and food plates clean, sanitary and orderly (per Health Department and DHHS guidelines).
  • Assists in cleaning kitchen equipment, food storage / supply areas according to the facility schedule.
  • Uses commercial dishwasher and other standard kitchen equipment; de-lime dishwasher on an assigned schedule.
  • Follow planned menu and prepare toddler and preschool breakfast / lunch
  • Ensure refrigerators are clean and all food is dated (if opened).
  • Serve all food at proper temperatures while following all food safety requirements
  • Assisting in implementing educational and recreational activities in a safe classroom environment
  • Working cooperatively with parents, staff and school professionals to maintain a safe educational environment

Westside Early Childhood Centers offers benefits to staff working 30 plus hours per week and include competitive wages, health, dental and vision insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, life insurance, voluntary life and short term disability insurance, reduced child care rates, paid professional development time and Wellness Program.

Westside Early Childhood Centers is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background, reference checks, and fingerprinting process. Westside Early Childhood Centers is a tobacco-free workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
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Date Posted March 27, 2023
Date Closes April 26, 2023
Start Date November 7, 2022
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, starting at $12.39
Shift Custom
Mon: 7 am to 3 pm
Tue: 7 am to 3 pm
Wed: 7 am to 3 pm
Thu: 7 am to 3 pm
Fri: 7 am to 3 pm
SOC Category 35-3041.00 Food Servers, Non-restaurant
Zipcode 68114
Name Kaycee Meister
Address 8787 Pacific St.
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE / 68114
Phone (402) 916-4150

This job offers the following benefits

  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Child Care (On-site)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Food Service
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Kitchen / Food Service Worker
  • Infant / Child CPR Certification
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • And More ...