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Substitute Lunchroom/Playground Supervisor 2017 - 2018

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Joliet Public School District 86

Joliet, IL

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Non – Certified Personnel

Part – Time - 9 Months $10.05 Hour

Non - Bargaining

Non – Exempt


Lunch Supervisors in elementary schools have many tasks that they must execute in order to ensure that the day moves along smoothly for everyone. Lunchroom supervisors oversee meal service for elementary school students. Duties record and maintain proper meal temperatures, distribution of meals and milk to students according to district and government regulations, supervision of students as directed by the school principal, deposit of student payments and scanning of tickets or Id's, reconciliation of cash, run end of the day reports for participation and deposits, general housekeeping duties such as cleaning school kitchen/serving area, and cleaning lunch tables.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

Position Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED program.

Must be able to relate well and enjoy being around children.

Must be able to work cooperatively with a wide variety of people.

Must be able to demonstrate fundamental math skills.

Must be able to physically perform all duties associated with the position.

Moderate lifting bending and prolonged periods of standing and circulating are required.

Performance Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the school Principal /or Assistant Principal, assist children during lunch by open their milks, snacks, juices or lunches. Younger children may need some help opening packaged condiments like ketchup, mustard, relish, syrup, and mayonnaise. Children might need help opening fruit such as bananas or oranges. You should make sure to wear your gloves when handling food.

Children will also come up to you to ask if they can use the restroom and in some cases they might not feel well and will ask to go to the nurse.

On days when children eat lunch in the classroom you will have serve and help the children with their lunch.

As directed, deposit student money, scan lunch tickets or Id's, count cash and run end of the day report for participation and deposit.

Ensures the cleanliness of tables and surrounding areas.

Take note of allergies. As a lunch supervisor it is important to know which kids in your class have allergies and what those allergies are. Some schools equip aides with the allergy information, medicine and information about the child.

Make sure students are properly seated so that they do not harm themselves or fool around and choke on their food. Make sure students chatter is kept at a decent level. It is important that the noise level remains at a decent level.

Look out for misbehavior. Kids will be kids and they will misbehave when given the chance. It is important that you watch all children and make sure that they are not touching each other, pulling on each other, or horse playing. You might have to separate some students if they have a problem keeping calm. You want to make sure that they are not playing with their food or getting out of their seat.

Informs, principal or designee of any misbehaved students, notify principal immediately in the event of a medical problems and injuries.

Maintain cleanliness of milk coolers and heating cabinets weekly. Record and maintain proper meal temperatures. Wipe tables down so that they are ready for the next class.

Line students up in a nice orderly, quiet line and take them to recess. You have to make sure that children are in a neat line and are quiet as they are in the halls. It is important that children are not fooling around or are running and jumping in the hallway.

You might have to watch the children at recess.

When the students are at recess you have to make sure that they are safe and that they keep their hands to themselves.

Make sure that students are not playing too roughly or that they are not in harm's way.

You will have to line the kids up and walk them back to the building and make sure they are quiet. The teacher might not be there and so you will have to wait with them until their teacher arrives.

Any other duties, responsibilities or projects as directed by the Principal /or Food Service Coordinator.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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.

Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed both indoors outdoors.

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Joliet Public Schools District 86 will partner with our community to create a safe and innovative instructional environment to empower all students to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and productive members of society.

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