COOK - Luzerne County Head Start



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two Years’ Experience in Food Service Preparation in an institutional setting


Prepare nutritious and attractive meals for the children and the staff according to a pre-arranged menu which meets the nutritional needs of each child as specified by the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Head Start. Participate in nutrition education activities with the teaching staff and maintain appropriate standards of cleanliness and proper food storage and preparation as outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards.

A $500 monetary incentive will be paid to newly employed Luzerne County Head Start staff members who start work after July 1, 2021: $250 payout will be paid upon successful completion of the first 90 days; $250 payout after 1 year of service

Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the Qualifications for position

Background Clearances
(1) FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
(2) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
(3) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (coordinated upon conditional offer of employment)
Position will require record check approval of driving record by LCHS Insurance Provider, as this position is considered a designated position requiring driving as an essential job function

Location, Hours & Salary
BEEKMAN STREET CENTER – 23 Beekman Street, Wilkes-Barre

  • Full Time/10-months; works a school schedule Aug-June, 37.5 hrs/wk
  • Rate of Pay: $12.00/hr, Eligible for overtime pay

Fringe Benefits
HEALTH INSURANCE – Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan after 30 days -Geisinger HMO and Dental and Vision; Health Reimbursement Account with LCHS paying 1/2 of deductible; Cash Out Option Available; Low Employee co-payment toward premium
RETIREMENT PLAN – LCHS 401(k) with 7% agency contribution (no match necessary unless the employee wishes to participate; Employee Roth option 
PAID Life Insurance (1x annual salary); Long Term Disability Insurance
PAID Sick Time – Accrues up to 65 working days
PAID Personal Time – Up to 3 days/school year
PAID Holidays immediately, including extended break between Christmas-New Year
PAID Tuition Assistance
PAID Training Opportunities
Flexible Benefits – Medical/ Dependent Care Spending
…and much more!

Our employees…
…receive attractive salaries and unique career opportunities;
…do meaningful work that is constantly changing and evolving;
…enjoy successful careers without sacrificing their personal lives;
…enjoy limitless opportunities for professional growth;
…work in an environment of professional respect.

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