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Cafeteria Job Opportunities

Cafeteria Job Opportunities – Overview

Child Nutrition Services (CNS) seeks to hire highly motivated individuals with good work ethics to fill positions in the school cafeterias throughout the school year.  CNS utilizes temporary staffing services to help recruit and select employees for the cafeterias through interim work assignments.  Interim helpers are assigned to work in the cafeterias as needed (for employee absences or position vacancies).  When cafeterias have vacancies, the manager may consider interim helpers for permanent hire.  In addition, individuals with strong backgrounds in food service management or lead cook experience will be considered for direct hire for select positions.

Individuals must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License, when requested, to be considered for hire as a permanent cafeteria helper.  Please review the job description for a complete list of qualifications and requirements.

Compensation for permanent cafeteria helpers starts at $9.93 per hour.

Employment Process

Interim Cafeteria Helper (Temporary with potential for permanent hire)

Individuals must contact the CNS temporary staffing agencies to apply to work as an interim cafeteria helper.

Cape Fear Staffing
1041 Robeson Street
Fayetteville, NC 28305

The Staffing Alliance
3557 Lackey Street
Lumberton, NC 28360

Cape Fear Staffing Covers Attendance Areas: 

Attendance Area #2

  • Loyd Auman Elem.
  • Brentwood Elem.
  • Anne Chesnutt Middle
  • Bill Hefner Elem.
  • Lake Rim Elem.
  • Lewis Chapel Middle
  • E.E. Miller Elem.
  • 71st Classical Middle
  • 71st High

Attendance Area # 3

  • Jack Britt High
  • John Griffin Middle
  • E. Melvin Honeycutt Elem.
  • New Century Elem.
  • New Century Middle
  • Stoney Point Elem.

Attendance Area #4

  • Ed. Baldwin Elem.
  • Elizabeth Cashwell Elem.
  • C. Wayne Collier Elem.
  • Hope Mills Middle
  • Rockfish Elem.
  • South View High
  • South View Middle

Attendance Area #7

  • Alderman Rd. Elem.
  • Gallberry Farm Elem.
  • Grays Creek Elem.
  • Grays Creek High
  • Grays Creek Middle

Attendance Area # 9

  • Max Abbott Middle
  • Ashley Elem.
  • T.C. Berrien Elem.
  • Alma Easom Elem.
  • Glendale Acres Elem.
  • Terry Sanford High
  • Vanstory Hills Elem.
  • Walker-Spivey Elem.
  • A.B. Wilkins High

Attendance Area # 10

  • Cross Creek Early College
  • Cumberland Int’l Early College
  • Ferguson-Easley Elem.
  • Nick Jeralds Middle
  • Ramsey St. High
  • Reid Ross Classical
  • E.E. Smith
  • Lucile Souders Elem.
  • Warrenwood Elem.
  • Westarea Elem.
  • Margaret Willis Elem.

The Staffing Alliance Covers Attendance Areas:

Attendance Area #1

  • Lillian Black Elem.
  • W.T. Brown Elem.
  • College Lakes Elem.
  • Howard Hall Elem.
  • Long Hill Elem.
  • Manchester Elem.
  • Pine Forest High
  • Pine Forest Middle
  • Raleigh Road Elem.
  • Spring Lake Middle

Attendance Area #5

  • Douglas Byrd High
  • Douglas Byrd Middle
  • J.W. Coon
  • Cumberland Mills Elem.
  • Cumberland Rd. Elem.
  • Howard Learning Academy
  • Ireland Dr. Middle
  • Massey Hill High
  • Mary McArthur Elem.
  • Montclair Elem.
  • W.H. Owen Elem.
  • Sherwood Park Elem.

Attendance Area #6

  • Armstrong Elem.
  • Beaver Dam Elem.
  • Cape Fear High
  • District 7 Elem.
  • Eastover-Central Elem.
  • J.W. Seabrook Elem.
  • Stedman Elem.
  • Stedman Primary
  • Sunnyside Elem.
  • Mac Williams Middle

Attendance Area #8

  • Cliffdale Elem.
  • Ben Martin Elem.
  • Morganton Rd. Elem.
  • Ponderosa Elem.
  • Westover High
  • Westover Middle

Interim helpers must have a valid Employment Application on file in the CNS Office (see instructions below) to be considered for permanent hire in a school cafeteria.  Individuals approved for permanent hire will be contacted by the Child Nutrition Services office to schedule an appointment to complete the hiring process.  Until such time, interim cafeteria workers remain employees of the temporary staffing agency, at the agency’s discretion.  Hiring decisions are based on position availability and job performance as interim workers.  Interim cafeteria workers are not guaranteed permanent hire.  Final employment is contingent upon approval by the Cumberland County Board of Education.

Application for Employment with Child Nutrition Services

Individuals who desire permanent employment must complete a CNS Employment Application and submit it to:

Child Nutrition Services
Attn:  Job Applications
CCS Operations Center
810 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306

Click on the following link for a printable application:  CNS Employment Application

Failure to provide all required documentation will prevent your application from being processed.  Your completed application will be retained in active status for one year.

All submitted documents become the property of Cumberland County Schools. Submitting an application with CCS does not guarantee employment.

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Published by Jennifer Rozier on April 23, 2018
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