Job Locations US-NJ-Mount Laurel
Requisition ID
Corporate and Support Services
Full Time


Provides assistance to the Lead Cook in the preparation and serving of food to students/persons served that meets  approved quality, nutrition, health, and safety regulations and requirements. 



  1. Under the guidance of Manager/Food Services and following specific menu and preparation instructions,  provides assistance in the preparation of daily meals for students/persons served in the Bancroft School; e.g.,  prepares salads and sandwiches; stirs soups; prepares starches; washes, peels, and slices fruits and  vegetables; seasons, grinds, and carves meats, etc., in a safe and sanitary manner. 
  2. Prepares food for serving, arranges serving trays, and replenishes serving lines as necessary, to ensure the  availability of prepared foods throughout the course of the meal. 
  3. Reviews production schedule to determine food requirements including variety and quantity of food for  preparation and to assemble supplies and equipment needed for daily cooking activities.  
  4. Properly operates, cleans, and sanitizes kitchen work area, countertops, equipment, supplies, and tools to  ensure a safe and healthy work environment at all times. 
  5. Properly stores food, leftovers, etc., in accordance with approved food storage and refrigeration requirements. 
  6. Participates in the preparation and serving of foods for special catered events sponsored by Bancroft; e.g., Board  meetings, special conferences, committee meetings, etc.; as required.  
  7. Projects a positive self-image of technical professionalism, appearance, confidentiality, courtesy, conduct,  honesty, fairness, and personal integrity at all times.  
  8. Performs other food service and food preparation activities, as required. Remains flexible and adaptable in work  schedules and work assignments as defined by organizational and departmental needs. 
  9. Abides by the Bancroft Code of Ethics, Mission Statement, and Vision Statement in promoting ethical behavior,  establishing relationships and providing guidance in decision-making situations. 
  10. Remains current with required training certifications, meets state-regulated licensing and regulatory  accreditations, and adheres to mandatory requirements. 
  11. Maintains effective verbal and written communications with colleagues, those served, and their family members  and/or guardians when applicable. 
  12. Willingly and effectively cooperates with Bancroft NeuroHealth, The Department of Human Services, The  Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and other licensing or state agency or local municipalities in any  inspections and investigations, upon request.
  13. Maintains a safe and respectful environment, free of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; does not allow weapons,  threats, bullying or intimidation. 
  14. Reports any violations to the appropriate individual as soon as the incident occurs. 
  15. Demonstrates Bancroft’s core values of Teamwork, Compassion, and Independence in the performance of  position responsibilities.


  1. ADAPTING TO CHANGE - Demonstrates willingness and an ability to adjust to change. This change may  involve new ways of doing things, working with different types of people, performing unfamiliar tasks, or adjusting  one's schedule in order to accommodate changes. 
  2. ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Pays attention to and is able to identify small differences, mistakes, or defects.  Identifies when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong by paying careful attention to one's work. 
  3. FLEXIBILITY/MANAGING STRESS – Demonstrates willingness and the ability to adjust to working with different  types of people, stressful, or demanding situations, or adjusting one’s schedule in order to accommodate  changes. Maintains a realistic interpretation of what constitutes a stressful situation. Functions effectively even  when faced with stress and/or stressful situations. Effectively manages and controls stress-related responses in  order to perform a job effectively and successfully. 
  4. INTEGRITY - Acts in an honest and trustworthy manner based on personal responsibility and sound business  ethics. Shows consistency among principles, values, and behaviors. 
  5. MAKING GOOD DECISIONS - Considers alternative courses of action when faced with a decision and follows a  logical decision-making process. Makes decisions and takes actions that have a positive, beneficial impact on  the team, the organization, and the self. Chooses the course of action that maximizes the benefits and  minimizes loses. 
  6. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - Takes responsibility for own actions. Does not react passively, making  excuses for own actions, or blaming others for own mistakes. Assumes responsibility for a job well done. 
  7. POSITIVE ATTITUDE - Views the world in a positive, optimistic manner. Does not always assume that there are  hidden agendas behind every act. Maintains a positive demeanor and effective work behavior, even in the face  of challenges or obstacles. 
  8. SAFETY - Is aware of factors that affect employee safety and uses good judgment in all work situations that  could potentially affect anyone’s safety. Takes action to correct safety hazards and anticipates and addresses  potentially unsafe situations. 
  9. SERVICE ORIENTATION - Maintains a strong commitment to providing outstanding service and putting the  customer first. Identifies the needs of internal/external customers and does whatever it takes to meet or exceed  their expectations. Makes realistic commitments and is honest about what can be delivered.

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  1. TEAMWORK - Works effectively with others to accomplish goals. Effectively handles conflicts with other team  members. Focuses first on the effectiveness and success of the team as a group. Is sensitive to the needs,  strengths, weaknesses, and differences of individual players within the team. 

11. WORK ETHIC - Sets high standards for own work rather than solely following those that are expected.  Successfully completes work with a careful attention to all aspects of the job. Assumes responsibility for a job  well done. Is organized, neat, precise, hard working, and dissatisfied with average performance.

EEO Statement

Bancroft stands strong against racism and hate of all kinds and supports actions leading to respect, equality, fairness and peace. We advocate for and embrace an inclusive and just world. One world. For everyone. We work with heart, respect and collaboration. We are communicators, listeners, problem solvers, partners and collaborators. Bring your authentic self to our team.  

Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential.  To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  


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