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Dietitian (Public Health), Region of Peel

Brampton, Ontario
Deadline: June 28, 2009

The Region of Peel, comprised of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, is a dynamic blend of urban, industrial and residential areas. We are one of Ontario's fastest growing municipalities, delivering a wide range of public health services to over 1,000,000 residents. Peel Region is the first government in Canada to achieve the National Quality Institute's prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence.

If you are a forward-thinking Dietitian striving for excellence and seeking new challenges with an award-winning and progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality service, consider this contract full-time opportunity at Peel Health Services within the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division.

DIETITIAN (PUBLIC HEALTH) File #09-254

Contract duration: approximately thirteen (13) months

As an active member of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity multidisciplinary team, you will provide input into the planning and implementation of a variety of initiatives to meet the Chronic Disease Prevention requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards. Specifically, you will support programs and strategies that prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy eating for children and youth by providing community displays and education and training sessions on healthy eating to such groups as school personnel, parents of school-aged children, community groups and agencies, staff and volunteers. You will also collaborate with other divisional teams and external partners to develop and implement health promotion strategies and resources to support elementary and secondary school health promotion initiatives that reflect the Foundations for a Healthy School approach.

If you possess: • a Bachelor of Science Degree specializing in food and nutrition or equivalent • completion of an accredited dietetic internship • current general registration in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario • minimum one (1) year experience in community or public health nutrition • excellent communications (both verbal and written) and organizational skills • exceptional customer service orientation, tact and diplomacy skills necessary to deal with diverse clients including school administrators, teachers and parents, agencies and groups • computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • knowledge of the health promotion strategies and theories specific to comprehensive school health interventions • demonstrated ability and interest in working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team • an ability to travel to various regional locations and a willingness to work some evenings and weekends, we would like to hear from you.

There is more to a career at Peel; we also offer

- a salary range from $56,797 - $70,996

- a comprehensive benefit package

- 4% vacation pay paid bi-weekly

- a high tech environment

- mentoring and coaching

- a family orientated environment

- a healthy workplace

- direct links to management and

- a workplace where your feedback is important to us.

To pursue this attractive contract opportunity, please submit your application online to http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs and select Dietitian (Public Health) File #09-254.

The position is located at 10 Peel Centre Drive in Brampton and it closes on June 28, 2009.

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone's contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.