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Public Health Nutritionist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline October 26, 2015

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Salary: 36.99 $CAD /Hour to 43.49 $CAD /Hour
Reports To: Manager, Chronic Disease, Injury Prevention and Substance Misuse
Closing Date: October 26th, 2015

Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Public Health Nutritionist plans, develops, implements and evaluates nutrition promotion programs within the Board of Health policy and approved budget. This position will provide nutrition consultation services to the staff of the Board of Health and other health professionals in the community and members of the general public.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides guidance and collaborates with community agencies, coalitions and task groups on behalf of the program at the local, regional and provincial level.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates community-based programs and services.
  • Acts as a resource for key program/community stakeholders.
  • Provides telephone consultation for members of the public on basic nutrition related information and referrals to local and provincial programs, services and private practice dietitians (note: does not provide direct counseling).
  • Provides orientation and support to volunteers, dietetic interns and masters level nutrition students.
  • Strengthens community action to encourage communities to speak out for changes in healthy public policy and environmental supports that will make the communities healthier places to live.
  • Applies evidence base decision-making and best practices to the planning, implementation and evaluation of program initiatives
  • Participate in team meetings and regular ongoing communication with internal and external groups.
  • Oversees implementation of funded projects including monitoring expenses and coordinates the involvement of other staff and community volunteers.
  • Identifies and establishes relationships with key community stakeholders and champions. Assesses plans and creates print resources on nutrition topics throughout the life cycle.
  • Maintains records, work plans, budgets, proposals, statistics and data related to Public Health.
  • Identifies and establishes relationships with key community stakeholders and champions.
  • Interprets and disseminates current scientific information and federal and provincial guidelines to public health staff and community partners.

Hours of Work: 21 hours per week (.6 FTE)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30; Flexible working hours are required

Position Effective: ASAP


  • A Master’s degree in nutrition (from a recognized university) with an emphasis in public health or community nutrition. (Reference: Revised Regulations of Ontario, Regulation 566 under Health Protection and Promotion Act).
  • Registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • Two Years Practical Work Experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies and models.
  • Computer application experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi disciplinary team environment.
  • Able to interface with external community groups.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Maintain annual influenza immunization and adult immunization.

For further details and to apply view the posting on our website:

Closing Statement: We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

WDG Public Health is an equal opportunity employer. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine eligibility of employment.

WDG Public Health is committed to providing accommodations during the recruitment process for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation(s), please advise Human Resources in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.