• Greater Bergen Community Action

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Food and Nutrition Worker

Title: Food and Nutrition Worker

Reports to: Food Service Worker/Manager/Supervisor

FLSA: Non-Exempt

LOCATION: Paterson, NJ OR Cliffside Park, NJ

Position Summary:

The role of the Food Service Worker is to participate in participate in the preparation of food and everything that may be associated with such preparation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain cooking levels for all designated programs

  • Preparation of meal assignments

  • Preparation of ingredients for meal assignments

  • Operation of equipment and utensils needed for meal assignments

  • Maintenance of all preparation areas and utensils in sanitary condition

  • Follow all procedures as directed by the department’s Supervisor

  • Assume additional assignments as directed by the site Manager/Supervisor or other Administrators

  • Maintain high status of cleanliness and readiness of the service areas

  • Sweep and mop areas of preparation and serving

  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.

  • Assist in putting away stock items


  • Ability to communicate and take direction from a supervisor

  • Ability to work neatly

  • Maintain a professional appearance

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Possess a food service certificate or pass exam

  • Must be able to pick up 20 lbs

  • Must pass a physical exam

Physical & Mental Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for long periods; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office and food service equipment, reach with hands and arms; and lift or move up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; learn and apply new information or skills; perform work on multiple, concurrent tasks; and interact with program management staff, volunteers, representatives of public agencies and community organization and others encountered in the course of work.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee works in typical kitchen setting, and is required to food service equipment.

AAP/EEO Statement

Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons.