Healthy Cooking & Nutrition Intern

Job Classification:           Healthy Cooking & Nutrition Intern                       
Wage & Hour Status:     Volunteer
Reports To:                        Area Supervisor
Revised Date:                   March 13, 2017

A minimum commitment of 10 volunteer hours within 6 months of start date is preferred

Position Purpose:
Contribute to Family Wellness operations and processes while obtaining firsthand experience that aligns with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Specifically, assist Family Wellness Staff with on and off site healthy cooking classes/programming. Lead and supervise assigned children in classes to provide an environment that promotes their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

Education, Experience, & Skills (Minimum Requirement): 
It is preferred that the incumbent has knowledge and experience working with children. The ideal candidate is able to relate well to children and families, and is able to work as a team with other staff. Age requirement is 18+. 

 JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Assists with the development of needs within the assigned department.
  • Assists with development of new programs, marketing of these programs and works in partnership with the department staff to deliver program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist in preparing and executing a healthy meal under the supervision of a trained staff member.
  • Work with wide variety of ingredients and food products.
  • Work diligently with assigned students to ensure children are working in a safe environment, physically and emotionally.
  • Be able to provide own transportation to on and off site classes.
  • Be on time and fulfill all commitments. Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Supervise and assist participants with materials to ensure safety.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate ideas and thoughts regarding their specific program with team members.
  • Assist staff members with the cleaning of supplies, preparing for new groups, rotation of participants, or any additional activity support assigned. 
    Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Service
  • Interact with the participants in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Take immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
  • Listens to understands what customers have to say.
  • Safety
  • Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
  • Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • System Behavior
  • Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
  • Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the principles, values, and ethics of the organization.
  • Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others.
  • Interpersonal/Communication/Relationships
  • Builds effective working relationships.
  • Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
  • Treats others with respect.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrates both knowledge and application of Family Wellness policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Facilities and supports change within Family Wellness.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff.
  • Demonstrates and applies continuous quality improvement knowledge and skills

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
  • Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family and other medical information.
  • Demonstrates ability to collect, analyze and present data as appropriate to position.

EQUIPMENT COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrates skill in use of equipment or materials relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
  • Diagnoses equipment problems; fixes or seeks out someone to fix.
  • Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, this volunteer is frequently required to stand, walk and kneel. Must be able to speak, hear, and understand the English language. This volunteer occasionally is required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

 BLOOD EXPOSURE
This position is classified as a Category III position under OSHA guidelines with no risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.