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Lunchroom Monitor

Rochester, NY · Education
  • Students are taken to the tables and seated by the teachers.  Must be ready to receive students at the assigned time.
  • Each Lunch Room Aide will call students to get in line and will be ready to watch students as they go through the line. Assist students with carrying their food as necessary. 
  • Manages and supervises students during meal service. Including but not limited to: 
    • ensure the health and safety of students
    • behavior problems will be referred to the teacher or principal according to guidelines established by the individual school site.
    • No students should be un-supervised during lunch period.
  • Communicates with students and school staff in a positive and professional manner utilizing appropriate customer service and interpersonal skills. Appropriate language must be used when working with children.
  • Circulate throughout the cafeteria or in areas where meals are served and/or eaten assisting students who need assistance.
  • Assists with the cleanliness of the cafeteria.
  • Dismisses classes in an orderly manner at the scheduled time.
  • Encourage good table manners.
  • Participates in meetings, and scheduled cleaning days as requested.
  • Clear tables of food and garbage.  Move any large baskets or bags as needed. Take out trash as necessary.
  • This position requires each Lunch Room Aide to actively engage with their students.  Sitting is NOT permitted. Use of cell phones are not permitted.
  • After the final lunch period is dismissed, Lunch Room Aides are responsible for staying for the entire shift to help clean tables, sweep floors and stack chairs if necessary.
  • Follow any additional direction that is deemed necessary and relevant to the lunchroom by Cafe Supervisor(s) or School Admin staff at designated school(s) to ensure that the safety, health, and supervision of students is being upheld.
  1. Must be able to physically perform all job duties without restrictions-Work is typically performed when walking or standing. Frequent walking, standing, lifting, up to approximately 15 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment weighing up to approximately 25 pounds may be required Other physical activities are required, such as, but not limited to bending, stooping, reaching, and grasping. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required.
  2. Must have professional experience working with children, or working in an educational setting.
  3. Vocal English communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Spanish is a plus!
  4. Visual sharpness is required for monitoring and determining needs of students.
  5. Lunchroom Aide is subject to inside environmental conditions, noise and hazards involved with working within a school cafeteria.
  6. Good Communication skills, and mature judgement is required-Lunchroom monitors are in daily contact with teachers, students, administration, the general public, and other work related personnel. The ability to handle complaints, express a service-oriented attitude, and work cooperatively with others is essential. Must be able to communicate and follow direction.
  7. Must complete background check through NYSED in order to work in schools.
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