• Two Years’ Experience in Food Service Preparation in an institutional setting
  • HS Diploma/GED is the minimum requirement for employment at Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.


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.

Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire:
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the Qualifications for position
FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (coordinated upon conditional offer of employment)

Location, Hours & Salary:
3 Locations:
(3) HIP Center, Hazleton Integration Project
Positions are Full Time, Monday-Friday, 35 hrs/wk
LCHS operates on a school schedule (Aug-June)
Salary/Hourly: $10.45

Fringe Benefits include:
Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan (after 90 days) Geisinger HMO and Guardian Dental, with Voluntary Vision through VSP, HRA plan included/Cash Out Option Available, Low Employee co-payment toward premium
Retirement plan 401(k) with 7% agency contribution and Employee Roth option PAID Holidays immediately, including extended break between Christmas-New Year
PAID Sick Time
PAID Personal Time
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.

Reports To

Center Manager – Direct Supervisor
Nutrition Specailist for Technical Assistance

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