Baltimore, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

CLASS TITLE: Lunchroom Assistant

REPORTS TO: Principal or Designee

JOB GOAL: To assist in maintaining an orderly, safe and pleasant atmosphere in the cafeteria, on the playground, and in other designated locations by helping and supervising students at mealtime and at playtime in accordance with Board policy and established district procedures.

  • Manages students during meal service (behavior problems will be addressed according to guidelines established by the individual school site).
  • Maintains an appropriate record of punctuality and attendance.
  • Maintains a positive demeanor at all times including, but not limited to, use of appropriate language.
  • Maintains confidentiality about students in accordance with district guidelines.
  • Communicates with students and school staff in a positive and professional manner.
  • Demonstrates initiative, independence and decision making appropriate to the performance tasks of this position.
  • Circulates throughout the cafeteria assisting students who need assistance.
  • Assists with the cleanliness of the cafeteria.
  • Encourage good table manners.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training, and Experience:
  • Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent is preferred.
  • 18 years and older
Licenses and Certificates:

  • One year of experience in working with children and/or in the supervision of children preferred.
  • Ability to work successfully with groups of students well.
  • Successfully complete required criminal history background check and has proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
  • Ability and willingness to assist and work cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Display tact and courtesy when dealing with students, staff and others in the performance of this position.
  • Possess the physical ability to perform assigned duties.

The work of this class entails physical activities such as frequent walking and standing, lifting and carrying, and related physical duties associated with assisting students.

Employment in this position is contingent upon successfully passing a background, DSS, and criminal history check. Employees must have submitted an application for employment to the Office of Temporary Services.

SALARY:$ 11.75 per hour.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information
Katie Griss
HR Associate, Office of Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-8952


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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