Bancroft NeuroHealth

  • Food Service Director

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


    This position will supervise the child nutrition program in accordance with USDA regulation and works in collaboration with the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) to provide nutrition services to the Bancroft Schools. The position will participate in the assessment, development and implementation of the nutrition needs for the Bancroft school students. Provides training to all food service staff and staff involved in the delivery of nutrition interventions, nutrition care plans and in accordance to the USDA requirements. Under supervision of the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist assists in the development of menus for all meals and snacks provided to the students of Bancroft Schools. This position is responsible for remaining current with all new rules and regulations administered by the Child Nutrition Department and the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) .


    -Supervises and monitors the Bancroft schools food service operations (planning, scheduling, coordinating activities, training, advising, evaluating etc.), in a manner that achieves the goal of optimal effectiveness, efficiency and safety.


    -Prepares and administers the department budget.

    Develops and administers accounting procedures and records required for proper control and management of budget dollars, labor, food supply and other related costs.

    -Maintains high standards of sanitation and safety in all phases of the school food service program.

    -Inspects and visits school facilities and operations on a regular basis to ensure that standards of diet, cleanliness, health and safety are being maintained.

    -Purchases food, supplies and small equipment utilizing the school approved purchasing system, reviews and evaluates all requests and recommendations for the purchase of new and replacement equipment.
    -Consults, as needed, with school leadership on plans and specifications for new or renovated food preparation centers.

    -Informs the school-wide community of planned menus on a monthly basis and as needed.

    provide training in regard to nutrition and diet, food allergens and other topics related to food and nutrition services.

    -Administers personnel policies.

    -Serves as a liaison with state and federal offices regulating child nutrition programs, for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information related to requirements and regulations.

    -Recommends changes regarding operating procedures to the School Business Manager.

    -Ensures compliance with all applicable policies of the Board of directors.

    -Proficient knowledge of the USDA Meal Compliance Worksheets and CEP district designation.

    -Provides applications for meal benefits to each household and approve and/or deny applications for meal benefits under the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.

    -Assists in the monitoring and review of breakfast and lunch program procedures in order to maintain compliance with the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program guidelines.

    -Assists the kitchen Manager in the menu planning according to the USDA meal patterns and specialized diets based on established guidelines.

    -Perform Nutrition assessment under the supervision of the RDN. Perform nutrition intervention, monitoring and evaluation by utilizing techniques that considers the age, religion in accordance with Bancroft standards.

    -Communicates adjustments to the school breakfast and lunch menus for individuals on specialized diets to the Kitchen Manager.

    -Works collaboratively with food services staff to ensure compliance to diet prescriptions, food preferences and nutrition interventions for all meals and snacks.

    -Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable and conforms to federal/state regulations and established Bancroft policies and procedures.  Develops progress reports, incident reports and summaries for Individuals we serve(IWS).

    -Maintains open and effective communications, both verbal and written, with IWS, parents, guardians, other family members, healthcare personnel, own supervisor, and coworkers across Programs and functions, colleagues, school district representatives, external consultative service personnel, etc.

    -Dependent upon program needs, may attend or provide input to the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) process and/or other team/departmental meetings, etc., to present significant findings of IWS.  When requested, provides information pertinent to the case of each IWS and participates in discussions regarding the nutritional needs, their progress, maintenance or any modification of the nutrition intervention.

    -Coordinates nutrition care with the RDN to ensure appropriate transition through the Bancroft continuum of care as it relates to the individual’s nutritional -needs.Implements and monitors safety policies and procedures.

    -Supervises the utilization of POS system in the operation of the cafeteria.

    -Develops a school wellness policy and runs the quarterly School wellness committee.Maintains Dietetic Technician, Registered registration with Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Participate in USDA requirement trainings and remains current with continuing professional education credits as required by the CDR and USDA.

    -Serves as a role model by projecting a positive self-image of professionalism, appearance, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, personal integrity, and a respect for the fundamental rights, dignity, and privacy of others.

    -Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary.  Remains flexible and adaptable in assignments.

    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.

    Remains current with required training certifications, meets state-regulated licensing and regulatory accreditations, and adheres to mandatory requirements.

    Willingly and effectively cooperates with Bancroft, The Department of Education (DOE), 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.

    Maintains a safe and respectful environment, free of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; does not allow weapons, threats, bullying or intimidation.

    Reports any violations to the appropriate individual as soon as the incident occurs.

    Demonstrates Bancroft’s core values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Empowerment, Safety) in the performance of position responsibilities.


    Education & Experience:

    Completion of an Associate degree or higher granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), Accredited Dietetic Technician Program and successful passing of the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians. At least 2 years' experience in coordinating a student nutrition program in accordance with USDA regulation and minimum of 1 year of management experience will be required. Bachelor's Degree Preferred.


    Special Skills:

    Food service training and experience; also the ability to obtain Food Service and Sanitation certification. A standard of excellence that demonstrates an overall concern for quality work, communications and commitment to doing what is best for the organization.  Requirements include strong writing ability (in terms of clarity, accuracy and proper use of grammar), interpersonal skills, ability to work with a diverse group of people and teamwork abilities. Knowledge of accreditation and licensing requirements would also be helpful.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel and Access. Ability to make decisions in accordance with established procedures. Valid driver’s license required in incumbent’s legal name and current address with no provisional restrictions.

    EEO Statement

    Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified 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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