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Nutritionist, Windsor – Essex County Health Unit

Essex, Ontario
Deadline June 24, 2016

Health Promotion Division
Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Department
Essex Site

1 Nutritionist
Temporary (up to one year) (CUPE 543.3)

Overall Job Responsibility:

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Public Health Nutritionist works as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a population health promotion framework. The Nutritionist is accountable for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition programs, services, and policies as described in relevant sections of the Chronic Disease and Injuries and Family Health Program Standards (2008).

The Nutritionist works with, and provides consultation to, other staff within the health unit, external groups, committees, and individuals. The Nutritionist has a lead role in the research and development of food and nutrition related programs, services, and policies.

The position supports the on-going operations of the Windsor-Essex County Health unit.

The successful candidate must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

All competencies apply to the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of specific community-based public health nutrition resources, programs, and services supporting the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards and our community. Competencies are taken from the integrated competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP) (2013) and Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada (PHAC, 2008).

This list of duties is not all-inclusive and may be modified as public health programs change and as health unit need requires.

Position Qualifications:

Education, training, & experience

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Nutrition or related area from an accredited university
  • Current registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Bachelor degree in foods and nutrition (or equivalent) from an accredited university
  • Completed Dietitians of Canada approved Dietetic Internship or integrated undergraduate program in Nutrition
  • At least one year’s experience working in the area of community health nutrition
  • A strong background in writing, resource development, education, behaviour change interventions, and media relations.
  • Advanced communication, problem solving, analytical, time management and interpersonal skills, and conducting research
  • Proficiency with current computer applications ( Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workloads
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, access to a reliable vehicle during working hours, as well as 1 million dollars in liability insurance.
  • Ability to communicate in a second language would be an asset
  • Satisfactory vulnerable sector police information search
  • Immunizations and TB screening as per WECHU policies

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Windsor- Essex County Health Unit will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

Application Process:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé in confidence by email to  with Reference #44, Attention:  Dan Sibley, Manager, Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on June 24, 2016.