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Alternate Support Staff Laundry/Kitchen Aide

DEPARTMENT: Bucks County Youth Center

SUMMARY: Oversee and assist in the overall operations of the Bucks County Youth Center.  This includes the purchase and procurement of all items necessary for efficient and economical operations.  It also includes overseeing laundry operations; i.e., sort, wash/dry and fold resident/Youth Center laundry items and make simple sewing repairs.  In addition, assist cooks daily which also includes overseeing the daily nutritional and food service requirements mandated by county, state and federal agencies.  Flexibility required. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS.  24 hours per week.


  • Requires working in the service wing area receiving deliveries for the facility and BCIU (education department).
  • Moves incoming products to proper storage locations and rotates stock as necessary.
  • Distributes and rotates all food, non-food, janitorial, medical and haba supplies for the entire facility.
  • Responsible for submitting request for all laundry supplies.
  • Frequent heavy lifting of 50 pounds or seldom 51-100 pounds with assistance of another employee or cart.
  • Maintains complete inventory figures of products stored in the service wing area.
  • Procurement requirements include; bidding/quoting of supplies and services for our facility, ordering products daily from various outside vendors, record keeping (which includes spreadsheets), written and verbal correspondence with outside vendors, and product location and specifications.
  • Nutritional analysis of all menus and recipes utilized by the food service staff – maintains all county, state and federal regulations for revenue reimbursement through the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program.
  • Responsible for all repair calls for the service wing and food service areas.Logs all service calls.
  • Responsible for all vendors/repairmen entering the facility – logging in/out and filing all reports.
  • Maintains organization and cleanliness of all storage areas and equipment in the service wing.
  • Monitors and maintains ongoing inventory of capital equipment and supplies throughout the facility.
  • Meets yearly with county auditors – audits food service supplies for year-end.
  • Maintains records for USDA commodity items.
  • Maintains records for the NSLP.
  • Assists in implementing our Wellness Policy required by the State Dept. of Ed.
  • Assists in updating the food service and service wing SOP.
  • Maintains records of Food grants through the Dept. of Education.
  • Participates in the nutritional education to residents in the detention and RSU programs.
  • Participates in the orientation and in-service training of food service and service wing personnel.
  • Participates in studies and surveys relating to food and nutrition.
  • Participates in organizing weekly staff meetings and training.
  • Assists in preparing and implementing a four week cycle menu and analyzing the nutritional data.
  • Assists in portion control for each meal – makes sure proper amount of food is pulled from stock each day.
  • Prepares daily production sheets for Cooks – This includes daily menu items, daily food pulls, preparation procedures required by HACCP, special events, cleaning lists and any other important notation or requirement.
  • Obey all safety rules and regulations.
  • Report unusual conditions, questionable items and any incidents to the Deputy Director of Operations and the on duty Supervisor.
  • Assists trainers in set up/break down of all in-house trainings.
  • Work weekends and holidays as required by Supervisor.
  • Serves as backup for Cooks including daily food preparation including baking and preparing most items from scratch. May plant, pick and weed in garden outside behind facility.
  • Keep working area sanitized and orderly in accordance with public health regulations.
  • Responsible for the locking and security of the food service and service wing areas.
  • Ability to implement the SOP provided by the Deputy Director of Operations of all food service and service wing duties.
  • May travel in County owned vehicle to obtain building supplies at local stores.
  • Sweep & mop floor including deep cleaning activities two times per year.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Any combination of experience and training that affords the applicant an opportunity to gain the above listed knowledge, skill and ability.

  • High School Graduate or GED with a valid automobile driver’s license and insurance.
  • Two (2) years’ responsible experience working in the food service/service wing fields – Serve Safe Certification.
  • Must be able to work with and adapt to troubled teenagers in a secure facility.
  • Proficient keyboard and computer skills.
  • Maintain proper security in the food service and service wing areas.
  • Must be able to stand/ walk continuously throughout shift.
  • Work schedule will rotate and include weekends and holidays.Starting and finishing times can rotate daily.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently to continuously required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stand and walk; stoop; talk or hear; taste or smell; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or crawl.The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds or seldom 51-100 pounds with assistance of another employee or cart.The employee is continuously exposed to wet or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to freezing temperatures when in the freezer (jackets are available).
  • The employee continuously works near moving mechanical parts.The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places; can be in risk of electrical shock; and is subject to vibrations.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level ranges from moderate to loud.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

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1660 Easton Road
Warrington, PA. 18976
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-345-3205

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