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Community Dietitian, Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadlines May 15 and 18, 2017

Internal/External Posting
Parental Leave-Full-time Contract
Beginning July 30, 2017 to July 16, 2018
Posting Number:   2017-011

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service organization that provides a wide variety of health and community programs and services for a diverse community.   Our Health team is seeking an energetic community dietitian who will focus on families in the Davenport Community. You will provide a mix of counseling and assessment, supervise front line staff, assist the health and community teams with program planning and facilitate group health educational and support programs.

Abbreviated Responsibilities:

  • Assess, counsel, support and advocate for clients with a special focus on clients with food insecurity and mothers/caregivers and their children to improve their medical, nutritional and psychosocial status, and promote access to programs/services
  • Provide expertise around working to improve the health and nutrition of breastfeeding mothers and the successful transition for children to solid foods  
  • Provide assessment, counseling and consultation services to other primary care and frontline workers involved with the client population. Lead and participate in program development, implementation and evaluation and make recommendations to the team
  • Supervise and support Group Facilitators who will work in the Early Years programs
  • Collaborate with the community and other health care agencies to develop community- based programs (focused on obesity and diabetes prevention, and food insecurity) utilizing a community development approach
  • Keep accurate statistics and records on all information and case contacts as required to be kept under the rules and regulations of the Centre and its duties and responsibilities to its funders

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nutrition, or comparable education and eligible for membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • 3-5 years experience and commitment to community-based healthcare and knowledge of community-based resources, health promotion, and community development
  • Demonstrated experience in community nutrition including effective counseling and group development skills
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in nutrition care
  • Proven experience in staff supervision
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations, especially knowledge of and sensitivity to the impact of social, economic, environmental and cultural issues in diet and nutrition
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change and cultural competency
  • Self-directed and independent but also proven experience in working effectively as an inter-disciplinary team member and in collaboration with other community professionals
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese, considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the Davenport Perth community an asset
  • Salary range: $55,649 - $66,329 per annum, plus extended health benefits. This position is not part of the bargaining unit.

Submit cover letter and resume via email: Posting: 2017-011 to [email protected] or mail to DPNCHC, 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON. M6N 1B7

Due Dates:

  • Internal Applicants: 5 p.m., May 15, 2017      
  • External Applicants:  5 p.m., May 18, 2017

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre encourages applications from candidates, whose background is diverse in terms of culture, race, language, religion, class and gender /sexual orientation.  Reasonable accommodation or any other special needs will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. If you require any accommodation, please advise Human Resources.  As a condition of employment, all prospective employees will be required to undertake a Vulnerable Sector Screening with Police Services.  Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls please.  DPNCHC is a perfume free environment.