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Public Health Dietitian (Healthy Lifestyles Program)

(Temporary - one year)

Salary Range: $25.81 - $28.91 per hour (35 hrs/week)

Major Responsibilities:

- Reporting to the Manager, Healthy Lifestyles, the employee will participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in delivering the assigned portion of the Healthy Lifestyles Program

- Plans, develops, delivers and evaluates community based nutrition education projects and workshops; supports community initiated food and nutrition programs and selects nutrition education resources and counselling materials

- Consults with and, in select populations, screens, assesses nutritional needs, develops plans for and counsels clients and families on sound food and nutrition practices

- Establishes and maintains liaisons with community groups through project and committee work relevant to the nutritional needs of the community and advocates for programs and policy changes as needed

- Provides training, guidance and support to new staff, lay workers and volunteers to enhance the delivery of food/nutrition programs

- Works with students providing hands on learning experiences

Key Qualifications:

1. Baccalaureate degree in foods and nutrition or equivalent program from a recognized university.

2. Completion of an accredited dietetic internship (concentration D preferred) or equivalent experience.

3. Registration by the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

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

5. Excellent skills in counselling, group facilitation, education and community development.

6. Experience working with a variety of groups in a culturally diverse community.

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

Additional Information:

* If you are awaiting the results of your membership to the College of Dietitians of Ontario exams, please submit a resume. We will keep your resume on file for six months until you inform us of your membership status.

Interested candidates should mail their resume and cover letter quoting File # X00-CNS-173 to:

Employment Services, Human Resources Metro Hall, 5th Floor

55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6

or fax to (416) 397-9818.

Committed to employment equity the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women.