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Consultant, Nutrition Promotion, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City of Toronto and make your contribution in this key role.

File Reference #: X5CNS8117

Major Responsibilities

* Reporting to the Healthy Families Manager, the Consultant provides advice and consultation to Toronto Public Health staff, external groups, community professionals, community leaders, the general public and the media on nutrition issues.

* Provides public health nutrition services to Toronto Public Health staff and the public.

* Assesses community needs and analyzes information related to nutrition issues.

* Collaborates with Public Health program staff in strategic and operational planning for the development of nutrition-related programs and services.

* Reviews and analyzes information and research related to nutrition programs, projects and new or emerging issues in food and nutrition areas for determining divisional and program-specific goals and objectives.

* Drafts and revises program plans, policies and procedures.

* Applies health promotion strategies including community mobilization, advocacy, healthy public policy, health education and skill building, environmental support and social marketing to plan, implement and evaluate community-based nutrition program initiatives.

* Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of divisional programs and projects related to nutrition and reproductive and infant/child health.

* Promotes the implementation of nutrition-related municipal, provincial and federal legislation and strategies.

* Develops policy recommendations, e.g., legislation or policies on issues related to food and nutrition for consideration by the appropriate divisional group or external group.

* Delivers presentations, conducts speaking engagements for the public, community and media. Answers questions from the public related to nutrition. Liaises and consults with interested external groups as appropriate.

* Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates nutrition programs and services as directed using a variety of health promotion strategies.

* Liaises and works with internal and external committees, task forces, organizations and coalitions which are essential for the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition-related health programs and services.

* Participates in the planning and delivery of orientation and continuing education for staff and community professionals and the mentoring and training of students related to nutrition.

* Drafts, revises and/or recommends teaching manuals and resource materials for the public and divisional staff.

* Researches, prepares and presents reports, position papers, funding proposals, journal articles and correspondence for the division.

* Participates in applied nutrition research and field studies and Epidemiological studies with a nutritional component.

Key Qualifications

1. A Baccalaureate Degree in Food and Nutrition or equivalent program from a recognized university.

2. A Master's Degree from a recognized university with a major in community and/or public health nutrition or the equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

3. Demonstrated experience working with multicultural communities.

4. Registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

5. Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and access to a vehicle.

6. Demonstrated analytical, organizational, program planning and evaluation, leadership and educational skills.

7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

8. Knowledge in preconception, prenatal, breastfeeding and infant/child health would be preferred.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X5CNS8117, 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 July 22, 2005.

Salary: $34.30-$37.58

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.