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Cook/Food Prep and teaching assistant

Care-A-Lot Childcare Center
Date Posted: 11/06/2023
Location: LAKE VIEW, New York
Salary/Wage: $14.20 - $16.00 an hour
Job Type: Full-time
Work Arrangement: Onsite


This position is Monday through Friday, year round. Shift will be 9:30-6:00 PM or 6am-2:30pm. Approximately 4 hours per shift is spent on cook/kitchen duties. The remainder of the shift will include classroom duties. Benefits include reduced childcare, health insurance and/or paid vacation time. Would consider an applicant to do cook duties only, M-F from 10:00a-2:00p. Cook duties include cooking and serving meals, maintaining required meal records, cleaning, tracking inventory and ordering, and the ability to multi-task. Classroom portion of day will entail working with all age groups.

At Care-A-Lot we celebrate differences and focus on building relationships between children and teachers. Our team is more like a family and we're looking for an energetic, caring, and dedicated person to join us. We are building a team of unicorns and we are not afraid to announce that we are the movers and shakers that will change the world! Our gentle approach and philosophy grounded in social emotional health is teaching children to be who they are, feel their feelings, and to express themselves more effectively. If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career contact us today!

Applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma and be 18 years of age. While experience is preferred, it is not necessarily required- we are willing to train the right candidate! The "cook only" position would be a great shift/position for someone wanting to work during the school day.


​​​​​​Physical Requirements for the cook

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds multiple times per day.
  • Ability to stand & walk for 8 hours per day, with intermittent occasional sitting & bending.
  • Ability to bend at the waist and touch toes easily and without pain.
  • Ability to chop, peel, hand mix, cut and stir food items on a continuous or regular basis.

Requirements of the teaching assistant

  • The Assistant teacher helps teacher in preparing and implementing daily activities
  • The Assistant teacher maintains cooperative relationships and clear, positive communication with staff, children, families, and support professionals
  • The Assistant teacher provides personal care to children as needed
  • The Assistant teacher ensures safety of children at all times and across all learning environments.
  • The Assistant teacher maintains health and safety practices in accordance with state and local regulatory guidelines, and helps to keep a clean classroom, and works with the childcare team to maintain a clean environment for children.
  • The Assistant teacher helps to open or close the building and completes tasks and cleaning associated with these shifts.

Application Instructions:

apply on indeed or in center at 5479 Lakeshore Road, Lakeview NY 14085

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