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Healthiest Babies Possible Dietitian, Community and Neighbourhood Services Department, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

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 programs to meet her needs; makes appropriate referrals and liaises with other professionals; 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

* Works collaboratively to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate nutrition component of Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs (CPNP)
This is an exciting time to join the Community and Neighbourhood Services Department, Public Health Division, in the City of Toronto, and make your contribution in this key role.

File Reference #: X5CNS7208

Key Qualifications

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to

1. Baccalaureate degree in food and nutrition plus completion of an accredited dietetic internship

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

3. Experience in nutrition counselling, group facilitation and education

4. Excellent oral, written, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

5. Ability to assess, plan individual programs and complete documentation regarding case management

6. Ability to provide services appropriate to client and community cultures, health beliefs and practices

7. Capable of assuming responsibility with minimum supervision and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

8. Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the community

Additional Information

This position involves travel to various sites within the assigned regions. In some locations, access to a vehicle is required.

Job Status: Temporary (approximately one year)

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To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X5CNS7208, using one of the following methods:

Fax (416) 397-9818 or

Email or

Mail to Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Applications must be received by February 11, 2005.

Salary: $29.12-$32.58 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.