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Dietitian, Supporting Young Families

(Part-Time Contract .4 FTE)

Supporting Young Families is a joint initiative developed to support the needs of pregnant teens, teen parents and their families. Current programs include a Parent Child Drop-In, Teen Parent Support Group and a Teen Prenatal Drop-In & Breastfeeding Clinic.

Position Summary:

The community dietitian for the Supporting Young Families projects will provide nutrition counselling, education and support to pregnant teens and teen parents and consultation to program staff and volunteers. The dietitian in this position will be employed and supervised by the Yorktown Child Family Centre Supervisor of Prevention and Early Intervention.

Major Responsibilities:

* Coordinates food preparation experiences in culturally sensitive manner

* Facilitates group education sessions on food safety, shopping, budgeting, food preparation and other food/nutrition issues

* Provides one- to- one nutrition assessment and counselling as appropriate

* Promotes breastfeeding and other healthy infant and child feeding practices

* Acquires appropriate nutrition education resources as needed

* Makes referrals to other (nutrition) services and programs as appropriate

* Provides nutrition consultation to program staff and volunteers on program snack and other food and nutrition issues

* Attends meetings as required

Time Commitment:

* Two days per week

* Must be available Tuesday and Thursday late afternoons/early evenings


* Baccalaureate degree in foods and Nutrition from a recognized University

* Completion of an accredited dietetic internship (concentration D preferred)

* Member of College of Dietitians of Ontario

* Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

* Excellent skills in counselling, group facilitation, education and community development

* Experience working with teens in a culturally diverse community

Closing Date: March 16, 2001

Apply in writing to

Jan Smith, Hiring Committee

c/o Toronto Public Health - York Office

524 Oakwood Avenue

Toronto, Ontario M6E 2X1

FAX: (416) 338-7330