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Job Detail: Registered Dietitian

About Child Care Council of Nassau:

Our vision is for all families living and/or working in Nassau County to have access to quality child care and early learning that fosters successful growth and development for every child. 

 

Position Summary:

The Part-time Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian (RD) will implement the
Champion Initiative, a component of Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings
(EWPHCCS), a SNAP-Ed-funded New York State Health Department program. The
Champion Initiative supports eligible group child care centers with creating
and enhancing environments that support healthy eating and physical activity
practices.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with four to five child care centers per year to implement Champion
    activities, which include: acting as technical consultant for child care center staff regarding best practices in physical activity and nutrition; providing assistance with goal setting and action plan development; and providing resources and support to centers as they work towards achieving their goals.
  • Create a Champion workgroup of key stakeholders at the center to work on action plan steps and to accomplish best practices goals.
  • Prepare for and provide nutrition education workshops for children, caregivers, and staff using the EWPHCCS curriculum
  • Conduct follow up meetings and trainings with center staff to support sustained implementation of Champion goals.
  • Follow evaluation protocol including collecting and submitting implementation data and evaluation documents
  • Participate in monthly team meetings and provide feedback regarding program implementation.
  • Compile and maintain supplies necessary for program implementation.
  • Serve as EWPHCCS representative in coalitions and workgroups to learn about available resources and, promote program activities and strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Travel is required throughout Nassau & Suffolk counties. Valid driver’s license and reliable car are required. The RD reports to the Program Manager.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field. Master’s Degree (preferred)
  • Candidate must already be a Registered Dietitian, certified with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or pass the Registered Dietitian Exam within the first six months of employment.
  • Serv Safe or related food safety certification (preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience providing nutrition education in group settings, preferably with young children, diverse communities and low-income audiences.
  • Flexible, outgoing and able to work independently and productively without direct daily supervision
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the underlying causes of health inequities and community food security issues on Long Island (preferred)
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the Microsoft Word, Excel and

 

To Apply:

To Apply contact Cynthia Lenz, Manager of Operations & Human Resources
clenz@childcarenassau.org.

 

About the job

Location Garden City, New York
Field Administrative
Time Flexi-time
Date 27 December 2019

About the company

Company name Child Care Council of Nassau
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