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Head Start Food Service Aide-Salem

Opening Date: September 2, 2021
Closing Date: September 16, 2021
Job Title: Head Start Food Service Aide-Salem
Salary/Wage: $14.00/hr.
Tribal Level: 13
Location: Salem, OR 

Classification: Full Time, 30 hours per week, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202168


The Siletz Tribal Head Start Program provides a developmentally appropriate and Native American culturally relevant preschool experience which promotes school readiness skills for children who are 3 and 4 years of age.  The program provides comprehensive services to children to ensure they are up-to-date on all well child care and to promote their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.  The Head Start Program offers families the support they need to connect with community resources to further their personal growth and to support them in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.


High School diploma or GED and Food Handler’s permit. Knowledge of: Following safe food handling practices, following routines for set-up and clean-up, maintaining complete and accurate records, and ability to complete duties in a timely manner. Ability to: Work around 20 young children and relate to them in a positive manner. Learn food service procedures and safety practices. Maintain accurate food service records. Follow direction from teachers. Other: Obtain First Aid/CPR within first 30-days of hire. Must be dependable, punctual, and a self-starter. Must follow Head Start Performance Standards.


Accept daily delivery of foods from vendors. Set-up and serve prepared foods for up to two Head Start classes following established procedures and in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements. May be required to purchase food service supplies. Maintains complete and accurate records to document food service activities and to show compliance with all recordkeeping requirements.  Records food items, amounts received, and temperatures of food upon delivery, and then will ensure foods are maintained at safe temperatures until serving. Responsible for keeping complete and accurate records of meal counts and menus. Responsible for the set-up and clean-up of service area for breakfast, lunch and snack, and to ensure that at all times the eating area and kitchen area are kept clean and sanitary. This includes washing dishes. To support the delivery of family-style meal service for the classroom and this could include eating with the children. To assist with classroom nutrition activities, which could entail developing and carrying out such activities? Provides coverage in the classroom and on the playground to assist with staff breaks. Other duties as assigned.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 541-444-8375 or 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1375
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.