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Summary: This Community Dietitian position provides nutrition services
at two different programs - 20 hours at Vital Bridges and 20 hours at a Heartland Housing program working with a Community Garden and Green Living project called Harvest Commons. This person will be responsible for providing nutrition counseling and education to participants of Vital Bridges, HHO, Harvest Commons, and affiliated clinics as well as conducting cooking demonstrations and green living workshops. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides quality services to ensure that the organization’s nutrition program effectively meets the nutritional needs of participants at Vital Bridges, Harvest Commons, and HHO.
Provides nutritional counseling to individual participants and provide nutrition education to individuals/groups through written materials and programming through in person and Telenutrition sessions.
Regularly reviews the nutritional status of participants via scheduled follow- up sessions. Based on progress, adjust or set goals to assure that the participants’ needs are being met, make menu modifications, or link participants to other programs, such as SNAP.
At both programs, provides at least six group nutrition education workshops throughout the year. At Harvest Commons, provide monthly green living workshops that address recycling, composting, water and energy conservation, and utilizing public transit/bikes/walking, etc.
With the Urban Farm Coordinator assist in ordering and maintaining kitchen equipment and supplies. Assists in annual plan and budget for the Nutrition and Green Living Services.
With the Managers of Food and Nutrition Services, assures that food provided meets the cultural and food safety needs of the participant population.
Clinically evaluates requests for nutritional supplements; and if indicated, facilitates access to necessary supplements by communicating with participants’ doctors and pharmacies.
Using the ADIME (Assessment Diagnosis Intervention Monitoring Evaluation) format, regularly documents nutrition activity in the agency data base.
Administers semi-annual and annual surveys, analyzes, and reports findings compared to program objectives. Provides monthly, quarterly, and yearly data to Food and Nutrition Manager. Other Quality Assurance projects, surveys and audits as assigned.
Supervises and provides an experience in community nutrition to Dietetic Interns as a preceptor as well as to volunteers of the programs.
Stays abreast of current research on nutrition, food insecurity, HIV/AIDS, poverty, and major chronic diseases to ensure that programs respond to the recent findings.
Participates in program planning and establishing annual program objectives.
Contributes to quarterly reports by evaluating progress toward achieving set objectives.
Provides coverage to grocery center operations as assigned.
Participates in regular food and nutrition program meetings and staff meetings, as scheduled.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from an accredited college or university. Must be a Registered, Licensed Dietitian or RD Eligible. If RD eligible, must have registration and license within 6 months of hire. Experience in managing volunteers. Experience/desire to work in public health.
Other Skills and Qualifications: A valid Driver’s License and regular access
to a motor vehicle required.
Language Skills: Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred. Excellent oral
and written communication skills. Demonstrated competency in public speaking and strong interpersonal skills required.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/ Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential 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 talk or hear.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The employee must frequently be able to operate an automobile/van.
Work Environment: 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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.