Available Positions

Job posting 3/13/2014

Martha’s Table believes everyone deserves both dignity and opportunity. More than one-third of D.C. residents still struggle to make ends meet and provide for their families. For 30 years and counting, we have worked to build a better future through healthy food, affordable clothing, and quality education. For more information, please visit www.marthastable.org.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Success Center Coordinator. The Infant and Toddler Parent Specialist will be responsible for parent engagement and training to help ensure positive child development and family success for infants and toddlers enrolled in our early childhood program.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with Success Center Coordinator and Early Childhood Director to implement parent engagement strategy for the early childhood program
  • Conduct periodic home visits to assess family resources and needs
  • Assist in planning parent activities, encourage parent participation in program activities, and obtain feedback from parents regarding the level of satisfaction with the services they receive
  • Work in collaboration with other program staff and consultants to monitor, track and coordinate services for children and parents
  • Partner with Success Center Coordinator and Early Childhood Director to increase parent participation in center programming
  • Assist Success Center Coordinator with data collection and evaluation of parents enrolled in Success Center programming
  • Assist parents with understanding and implementing the Family Partnership Agreement in order to encourage and promote families’ overall development, including achievement of self-sufficiency and positive developmental outcomes for their children

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of professional experience working in early childhood field, childcare, or other education setting
  • 2-3 years of prior home visiting experience related to early childhood requirements
  • Experience with establishing supportive relationships with children and families from diverse backgrounds

Special Training/Skills:

  • Knowledgeable on NAYEC and Head Start parent/family engagement requirements
  • Knowledgeable on early childhood specific parent engagement strategies
  • Must have good understanding of best practices in the field of early childhood with a focus on infant and toddler development
  • Knowledgeable on early childcare curriculum that focuses on engaging families (for example, Parents As Teachers or other related curriculum)

How to Apply:

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Job Posted 1/30/2014

Kitchen Assistant

Martha’s Table believes everyone deserves both dignity and opportunity. More than one-third of D.C. residents still struggle to make ends meet and provide for their families. For 30 years and counting, we have worked to build a better future through healthy food, affordable clothing, and quality education. For more information, please visit www.marthastable.org.

We are currently recruiting for a Kitchen Assistant to join our Food & Nutrition Program.

Under the direction of the Culinary Manager, the Kitchen Assistant is responsible for volunteer supervision and the preparations for the McKenna’s Wagon evening program. This includes providing a welcoming environment for all volunteers, general oversight of the food prep and loading dock areas, accepting and storing donations, and assisting elsewhere as required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.            Responsible for the supervision of volunteers, including assisting and instructing them in knife safety, proper sanitation, providing with clean aprons, and general food prep, providing examples when necessary. 

2.            Work with Culinary Manager to determine volunteer activities for the day, ensuring proper rotation and utilization of donated and purchased food

3.            Responsible for the overall implementation of the McKenna’s Wagon evening program, to include preparing the food, loading the vans, and as a last resort, riding along with the volunteers.

4.            Responsible for ensuring that all donated food is properly accepted/ labeled/stored/rotated and used in a timely and cost effective manner.

5.            Responsible for the cleaning of supper and snack containers, small wares, pots, pans, and any other dishes used throughout the volunteer shift. 

6.            Responsible for ensuring the walk in, freezer, prep area and loading dock are kept clean and organized, including the coffee station/break area, Water machine.

7.            Responsible for properly recycling and sorting all cardboard, glass, plastic and cans, as well as, disposing of all other trash generated by the kitchen and food prep area.

8.            Responsible for assisting in the preparation of the holiday dinners (i.e. Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas). These dinners are typically schedule the Sunday before the actual holiday.

9.            Responsible for working one of the three major winter holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day.

10.          Responsible for performing other duties as assigned.

Education: High School Diploma

Experience: At least two (2) years of experience in food services industry

Special Training/Skills: N/A

Licensure/Certifications: Current DC Food Handlers Certification, Valid US Driver’s   

License

How to Apply

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