Best Start Peel

Now Hiring- Registered Dietitian

 

 

   

The Best Start Health Coalition in Peel aims to reduce the incidence of low birth weight babies by offering free comprehensive services that promote the healthiest pregnancies possible, including health education, nutrition and social support to child bearing women and their families.

 

We are looking for a Dietitian to help us reach our maximum potential.

 

Compensation/Time Commitment:

 

This is a contract position working between 3 per week 2 visits per month.  A six three month probationary period will apply.  This position requires a flexible schedule. Program times: Saturday morning 9am-12 noon.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Executive Director
  • Co-ordinate the nutritional education at the Healthy Start program. Includes coordination to ensure smooth program, Provide nutrition education (including appropriate resources) and counseling services at each Best Start site

·         Facilitate cooking demonstrations and group sessions on nutrition topics related to the learning needs of the Best Start clients (e.g., budgeting, prenatal nutrition, infant nutrition, and food preparation techniques and safety)

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

·         Undergraduate degree

·         Excellent organization and management skills

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Knowledge of health promotion strategies such as community development, health education and advocacy

·         Registered Dietician with current membership in College of Dietitians of Ontario.

·         Excellent interpersonal, leadership and facilitation skills to interact effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team

·         Skills in nutrition assessment, nutrition education, individual counseling, and group facilitation regarding food and nutrition issues

·         Knowledge and expertise in the areas of pre and postnatal nutrition including the nutritional requirements of pregnancy, lactation and infant nutrition, with particular attention to the needs of the low income population and awareness of food practices and eating behaviours of people of other cultures

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letterr November 2, 2012                                                      

Barbara Wallace -Executive Director

Best Start Health Coalition in Peel

4 Automatic Rd. Ste. 102- Brampton ON L6S 6K9

Fax: (905) 452-0948

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