Child Nutrition Application Process

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  • The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School’s Child Nutrition Department is committed to providing our students well balanced attractive meals, superior customer service, and nutrition education that will inspire our community to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
    Child Nutrition Workers include:
    Food Service Supervisor Trainees, Kitchen Assistants and Temp-to-Hire Kitchen Assistants.

    Items to Gather Before Applying                

    • Employment history (complete dates MM/YYYY, contact info)
    • Resume, cover letter and other supporting documents
    • Personal and Professional References

    Application Process for Child Nutrition Positions

    • WS/FCS hires Child Nutrition workers directly and through a temp-to-hire process.
    • Please complete a classified application.
      • Applications are available at the Administrative Center (475 Corporate Square Dr., Winston-Salem), or Child Nutrition Office (2266 Marble St, Winston-Salem)  - map
      • or downloaded and printed here - Classified Employment Application
      • You can also apply on-line by searching our Job Board for 'Generic' positions and submitting an on-line application. 
    • Please review each form for accuracy and ensure that they are signed and dated on both the front and back if applicable.
    • Return your fully completed application to the receptionist at the Administrative Center or Child Nutrition Office. 
    • To be considered for a Supervisor Trainee position
      • one must have a high school diploma
      • two full-time years experience or the equivalent in the Food Service industry.
      • one full-time year in a Supervisory role.
    • Applications are kept in an active status for a period of 3 months.

    Application Process for Child Nutrition Substitute Positions

    • WS/FCS has partnered with Winston Salem Personnel Group to fill our need for substitute Child Nutrition workers.
    • Alternatively, if you would like to sub instead of working full-time, please contact Winston Salem Personnel Group at 336.768.4040.
    • Follow their application instructions and contact them directly to let them know of your interest.

    Contact CPI

  •  Contact:
    Human Resources Specialist:
       Bernadette Upson
       Phone: 336.727.2054 #2
       Fax: 336.661.6536
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  • 1. How long does my application stay on file?

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    90 days.  Please follow up with the current contact person.

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  • 2. How long is my shift?

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    Work as a Kitchen Assistant is generally part-time.  Shifts range from 3 hours to 5 and 3/4 hour shifts. Supervisors work full-time which is 8 hours.A

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  • 3. What experience is required?

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    Each worker is provided the necessary training to complete their assignments. 

    Kitchen Assistant requirements:

    - Understand and follow instructions

    - Experience working with food

    - Have good customer service skills

    - Have the ability to stand for extended periods of time

    - Perform simple math calculations and the ability to follow recipes

    Here are the Supervisor requirements:

    - Have general computer skills

    - Be able to perform simple math calculations

    - Have supervisory experience

    - Be able to coach and train staff

    - Be able to give and receive instructions


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  • 4. Are there Pre-employment Requirements?

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    The requirements are as follows:

    - Attend a three-four hour New Hire Orientation

    - Successfully complete a criminal background check

    - Pass a drug screening

    - Be free of TB and completion of a health certificate

    - Be able to follow simple instructions and follow recipes

    - Physical requirments include: lifting up to 35 lbs, bending, reaching, standing, and walking unassisted

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  • 5. When would I work?

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    Only on days when school is in session. Part-time employees work 182 days/year and full-time employees work 215 days including 1 week prior and 1 week post school.

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