About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) educate students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 14 schools blends the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to meet the unique learning needs of all students.
Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in Reading, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school.
St. Thomas Aquinas, an Independence Mission School, is looking for a part-time NDS staff member to join their team! This position serves as the liaison (point person) between the school and Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
NDS workers are responsible for every aspect of the Child Nutrition programs at their school, including the distribution of menus; organizing information necessary to place a weekly food order to NDS; tracking inventory, including completing an inventory report each day; heating and serving meals and counting a point of service to determine which children received a claimable meal; completing daily reports, such as online reporting or reconciliation, production records and enrollment/absentee reports.
*Determine the number of meals to be prepared
*Take the items to be served, as determined by the NDS menu or the substitution guide, out of cold storage and heat as necessary, checking and recording the final internal temperature of the hot items
*Arrange all items for serving either on line or at the tables, or pack them for transport
*Ensure that each child participating selects a claimable meal and document this at the point of service
*Transfer information collected at the point of service into the online database or conduct reconciliation for PrimeroEdge
*Complete production records for each serve day, making sure to include daily temperature logs for refrigerator and freezer units
*Clear and clean the line. Properly store all unselected, unopened, unheated component
*Take inventory of items in storage
*Place food order for the upcoming week(s)
*Receive food delivery properly and store properly
*Conduct a physical inventory of items in storage and complete inventory report
*Ensure that reports submitted to NDS are accurate and submitted on time
*Contact NDS with changes and corrections to student list
*Make a copy of all monthly reports and mail completed report to NDS. All reports must be received no later than the 5th of the month.
*File school copy of monthly reports. Keep these records on file for 3 years plus the current school year.
*Be aware of and encourage wellness activities at school
*Be aware of children with allergies and share information with school nurse
*Follow HACCP procedures, including keeping temperature logs, proper receiving, storage and cleaning procedures
*Encourage participation in the program with the help of NDS staff
*Keep equipment in good working order by cleaning on a regular basis
*Report equipment problems to NDS as soon as they are observed
*Forward to NDS copies of all health department inspection reports
*Attend mandatory NDS training meetings
*Maintain current ServSafe food safety certification
*Good organizational skills and attention to detail
*Ability to fill out forms, read reports generated by NDS, and identify discrepancies in reports
*Ability to maintain confidential information
*Flexible and open to change in regulations, duties, etc.
*Works well under deadlines
*Ability to lift 30 pounds
Other Pertinent Information:
*Schedule: 3 hours per day, 5 days per week
EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!
APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application through our hiring portal: https://independencemission.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx . Candidates must submit all requested materials within the hiring portal in order to be selected for interviews.
Want to learn more about IMS and our school locations? Please visit: https://independencemissionschools.org/schools/
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Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.
One of the poorest urban centers in the nation, Philadelphia has 400,000 residents living in poverty. Among students attending an Independence Mission School, 36% live in poverty, nearly double the rate of children across the nation. That’s a staggering number.
Each day we open our doors to nearly 5,000 students, many carrying with them the challenges of life below the poverty line — food insecurity, home insecurity, violence and fundamental learning deficits. These circumstances could seem like insurmountable odds for these young learners. Yet they are resilient and come to us energized and full of promise.
Unlocking this potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.