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Website Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC)

Our mission is to plan, develop and coordinate services designed to combat conditions related to poverty.

Head Cook – Paulding, OH

Come join our Head Start staff in feeding preschool children ages 3-5. We are looking for somebody who enjoys working with a team of people to cook/assemble meals, perform unskilled building maintenance tasks and various custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness of the child care center.

Beginning pay:  $12.01 hourly wage. Once Serve Safe certified, hourly pay is $13.73.  This is a 30 hour per week, non-exempt position.

Schedule:  Monday – Thursday, 7:45-3:15 and Friday, 7:30-11:30

What’s in it for you?

  • Medical, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Retirement plan has a 6% match
  • Accruals earned: Personal and Vacation time
  • Federal Holidays off w/ pay
  • Weekends off
  • Summers off
  • Make a difference in the lives of children

What can you bring to the table?

  • A friendly, enthusiastic attitude
  • Passion for helping and serving others
  • Desire to learn how to cook
  • Desire to keep things clean and organized
  • Be insurable under the NOCAC insurance policy
  • Be able to pass a background check

Minimum job qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • At least one year of experience cooking and working with food items, preferred.
  • Must have or be able to acquire required ServeSafe Certification and be insurable under NOCAC insurance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (COVID-19)

Who are we?

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) is a private, non-profit corporation that was created in 1965 to combat poverty in our service area. NOCAC offers innovative programs and services in the areas of Early Childhood Education; Emergency Services; Utility Assistance; Homelessness and Housing; Nutrition; Home Weatherization and Repair; Financial Empowerment; and Publicly Funded Child Care.

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