Barista at Special Percs Café (seeking applicants with developmental or learning disabilities)
Reports to: Café Manager of Special Percs Cafe
Job Summary: Special Percs Café is a project of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, aimed to train and employ adults with neurodiversities. Adults who would like to learn how to make coffee drinks and offer excellent customer service are encouraged to apply. Baristas will help launch the Special Percs Café, a start-up business, and schedule will be part-time and flexible. The business will start as a mobile vending service, travelling to events and offsite locations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage personal schedule, such as arriving to shift on time and returning from breaks
Greet customers in a friendly manner
Take food and drink orders
Prepare and serve coffee and other beverages
Prepare and serve food items such as soups, sandwiches and pastries
Answer customers’ questions about menu choices
Promote and recommend menu options to customers
Take payment from customers using the point of sale system
Maintain inventory and make efforts to reduce waste
Maintain equipment by cleaning, troubleshooting and alerting management when repair is needed
Keep the work environment sanitary and organized
Adhere to uniform, hygiene, grooming, and safety expectations
Help the manager recruit new customers and expand the menu
Perform other duties as assigned by the Café Manager
Listen well and communicate in a professional and friendly manner
Practice basic safety procedures with respect to equipment and handling food and beverages
Memorize drink recipes, learn how to operate equipment and provide efficient customer service
Be efficient and organized
Build good relationships with customers and focus on customer satisfaction
Maintain a clean work environment
Keep supplies replenished to minimize downtime
Complete job tasks within sometimes noisy and distracting environments
Be comfortable standing for a long period of time (2-3 hours)
Maintain a calm disposition when dealing with difficult or stressful situations
Ask for assistance when needed
Able to lift items weighing up to 30 lbs.
Enroll and complete Barista training classes offered as part of the Unicorn Connection Center.
Job Type: Part-time with growth to full-time. Contract at $10.00 per hour (rate increase opportunity based on training and certification). Special Percs Café is an Equal Opportunity Employer. COVID-19 considerations: All employees are required to wear facial coverings. Sanitization and cleaning schedule will be in effect.