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Public Health Dietitian, Healthy Lifestyles Program, City of Toronto Public Health Division

Temporary Opportunity

Deadline: May 31, 2002

Salary: $26.65 - $29.82 per hour, 35 hours per week

Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Healthy Lifestyles, the incumbent will participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in delivering the assigned portion of the Healthy Lifestyles Program. The Dietician 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 minimum supervision and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

Note: In some locations, access to a vehicle is required.

If you are interested, please forward a resume and cover letter quoting the position title to

Cindy Sudac

Human Resources

Public Health

Fax: (416) 392-1230

[email protected]

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.