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


Healthiest Babies Possible

File Reference #: X5CNS8261



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.



Major Responsibilities

* Provides public health dietetic services for individuals, families, groups and the community

* Provides services in community agencies, schools, food service establishments, workplaces and clinical settings

* Provides a food and nutrition information service to the public in response to local demand

* Consults, screens and assesses nutritional needs

* Develops plans and counsels clients and families on sound food and nutrition practices, makes referrals and liaises with other professionals on health-related issues

* Monitors and evaluates individual cases on an on-going basis

* Dispenses vitamin supplements during prenatal counselling

* Develops operational plans, objectives, workplans and policies related to nutrition programs

* Plans, develops, implements and evaluates nutrition initiatives, using a population health approach to address both citywide and local/regional health needs

* Utilizes a variety of health promotion strategies such as advocacy for healthy public policy and food access, social marketing campaigns, community capacity building, creating supportive environments and health education and skill building

* Liaises and collaborates with other professionals and community groups to identify nutrition needs of the community. Develops action plans to meet those needs and advocates for program and policy changes as needed, e.g., Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

* Implements community-based nutrition programs targeted to needs of the community, i.e., education and skill-building workshops, menu assessments of community-based nutrition programs

* Provides support to community-initiated food and nutrition programs.

* Provides orientation, training and support to new staff, community nutrition assistants, students and lay workers. Guides and supports community volunteers to enhance the delivery of food/nutrition programs

* Prepares and/or selects educational materials for diverse community groups

* Collects, analyzes and reports statistical data for epidemiological and health planning purposes

* Maintains individual/family/group/client records and necessary documentation; Prepares, submits and presents activity reports and statistics and other reports; Prepares reports for publication, i.e., journal articles, conference abstracts

* Develop and implement the nutrition component of CPNP

* Provide culturally competent 1:1 nutrition counselling to at risk pregnant women



Key Qualifications



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



To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X5CNS8261, using one of the following methods:



Fax (416) 397-9818, or

Email outjobs@toronto.ca 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 July 21, 2005.



Salary: $29.21-$32.00 hourly



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.