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Community Dietitian, Health & Social Services, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has a challenging opportunity available for a Public Health Dietitian. You will work as a valued member of an interdisciplinary team in the community. We need your diverse skills

* to provide nutrition consultation to parents/caregivers within the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program through telephone consultation and home visiting

* to provide nutrition consultation to the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children team of health professionals

* to research, interpret, and convey current scientific information regarding prenatal, infant, and preschool nutrition issues to caregivers and health professionals

* to provide relevant community programs and services: plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition education presentations and workshops for health, educational, and social-service professionals, community groups, etc.
Reports to Program Coordinator, Population Health

Employee Group: CUPE 4700

Status: Permanent Part Time (17.5 hours/week)

Salary $26.895 ($1 less per hour for 6 months)

Knowlege and Skills

* Must be a registered member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario (with education requirements as outlined by the College).

* More than one year, up to and including two years of related experience, preferably in community nutrition programs (health & nutrition promotion, community development, program planning, implementation and evaluation)

* Or equivalent to the above

Must have

* Sound knowledge of health and nutrition assessment, promotion, disease prevention, health behaviour, advocacy, and policy development

* Proven communication skills (both written and oral)

* Proven interpersonal skills

* Excellent computer skills as they related to corporate-standard software (Microsoft Office)

* Ability to operate general office equipment, including audio/visual equipment

* A valid Ontario Driver's license as travel is a requirement of this position

* A current criminal reference check

Note: Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume in confidence to the Human Resources / Staff Development Department by 4:30 pm. on the last day of the posting.

Thank you for you interest in this position.

Closing: April 30, 2004

Human Resources & Staff Development

21 Lynnwood Avenue

Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2V7

Tel: (519) 428-9711

Fax: (519) 426-9876

[email protected]

Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: As per current legislation, if it is determined that those employees with priority placement status are suitable for this job, before a selection decision has been made, this competition may be cancelled.