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Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Job Details

Skagit Valley Family YMCA Washington ELC - Mount Vernon, WA
Part Time
$17.50 Hourly


50% Discount on tuition for Y Childcare service for staff working in Childcare!

Make an impact: In the Cook role you will be responsible for food preparation and portion sizing of meals and snacks for the Ys early learning centers following federal and state guidelines along with maintaining a clean and sanitized workspace.

Learn, Grow and Serve: Were committed to growing the capabilities of our people. We are devoted to a community where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. We are on a mission to create positive community change through relationships by empowering the mind, body and spirit of ALL! Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger.

This position is for you, if you can:

  • Prepare breakfast, lunch and snack for children daily based on standard meal plan created with the support of the Site Director and/or Program Supervisor.
  • Cooks and serves food at the correct temperature for food safety. Maintains accurate temperature logs.
  • Maintains kitchen in a safe, sanitary condition (including storage of food, food preparation areas, and service of food) at all times, adhering to USDA, licensing and food safety standards.
  • Develop an inventory system to know which foods need to be purchased.
  • Order and purchase food items to support approved menu.
  • Receives orders and verifies delivery accuracy.
  • Evaluates menu, for children’s likes, dislikes, and appropriateness of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Maintains files of menus and receipts in organized manner, develops recipe book and label collection per USDA regulations.
  • Prepares food in a timely manner per schedule and ensure correct portion sizes meet optimal child development meal requirements.
  • Responsible for meal counts being taken at point of service or assigning staff responsibility.
  • Monitors classroom staff to ensure that all requirements of family meal style program standards are met.
  • Attends cook and site staff meetings as required.
  • Attends required USDA, DCYF and YMCA trainings to stay current with information and program requirements.
  • Provides backup or assistance to the center fulfilling the role of assistant teacher when needed.

Qualifications & Benefits


  • Minimum 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Child development knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Highly developed organization and prioritization skills and dedication to completing tasks in a timely manner.

Childcare Education, Background Checks, and other trainings are required and supported by the YMCA after you are hired!


  • Free YMCA household membership;
  • 403(b) Saving Account enrollment;

Your other benefits will be (waiting period applies):

  • 8 paid federal holidays a year (full-time benefited employees to be eligible)
  • Paid Sick & Vacation Day (accrual begins from day-1, eligible to use after 90-days)
  • 2 paid personal days & 1 paid birthday per year
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance (full-time benefited employees to be eligible)
  • 403 (b) Retirement Employer Match (after 2 years with 1,000 hours)
  • Life insurance, and more! (full-time benefited employees to be eligible)
  • Additional bilingual, premium pay of $0.50 for those who are fluent bilingual Spanish, Triqui, Mixtec, Russian and Ukrainian speakers. Ability to write or translate written materials is not required to receive this premium.