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Public Health Dietitian, Toronto Public Health

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

File Reference #: X6-CSA10954
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 community settings
  • Consults, screens and assesses nutritional needs
  • Develops plans and counsels clients/families on sound food and
    nutrition practices, makes referrals and liaises with other
    professionals on health related issues
  • 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.
  • 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

Key Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree with major credits in Foods and Nutrition from
    a university offering a Dietitians of Canada (DC) Accredited Dietetic
    Education Program or equivalent education acceptable to DC.
  2. Successful completion of a program of supervised practical experience acceptable to DC.
  3. Current registration in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  4. Possession of a valid Class "G" Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  6. Excellent skills in counselling, group facilitation, education and community development.
  7. Experience working with a variety of groups in a culturally diverse community.
  8. Capability of assuming responsibility with minimum supervision, and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File #X6-CSA10954, using one of the following methods:

Online through our website,, or Fax to (416) 397-9818, or Mail to

Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5V 3C6

Please do not send duplicates.

Job Status: Approximately one year.
Salary: $30.91 to $33.87 per hour.

Applications must be received by August 28, 2006.
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.
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