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Public Health Dietitian, Healthiest Babies Possible, Toronto Public Health


File Reference #: X3CNS2051



Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Healthiest Babies Possible Program, this employee will carry out assigned work for the Healthiest Babies Possible Program.

* Conducts visits, interviews, counsels and teaches prenatal and infant nutrition to pregnant women and their families; assesses the nutritional status of the individual and plans an acceptable program to meet her needs; makes appropriate referrals and liaises with other professionals; and maintains client records and evaluates the individual cases on an ongoing basis

* Participates in program planning and evaluation, preparation of educational materials and promotion of the Healthiest Babies Possible Program to other professionals and community agencies; responds to inquiries from staff and the public on prenatal and infant nutrition

* Provides orientation and support to new staff members and provides field experiences for students

* Establishes and maintains liaison with community groups regarding the planning, delivery, and evaluation of Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs (CPNP) in a group setting



Key Qualifications

1. Experience in nutrition counselling

2. Undergraduate Degree in Dietetics, plus internship (R.D)

3. Current general membership in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario

4. Good interpersonal skills including counselling, group facilitation, and education

5. Community nutrition experience would be an asset.

6. Ability to assess and plan individual programs

7. Ability to prepare routine correspondence regarding case management

8. Capability of assuming responsibility with minimum supervision and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team



Job Status: Temporary (approximately one year)



To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X3CNS2051, using one of the following methods:



Employment Services

Human Resources, City of Toronto

Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6

Fax: (416) 397-9818

[email protected]



Applications must be received by January 24, 2003.



Salary: $28.27-$31.63 per hour (35 hours per week)



Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and women.



We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.