Nutrition Services Consultant

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District - Santa Monica, CA

The Nutrition Services Consultant performs a full-range of nutrition and related service activities, including development and implementation of policies and procedures, observations, referrals and support to parents and teachers.  The position is a contracted position with the opportunity to reapply after one year based on program funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess new students for nutritional deficiencies including overweight, underweight, iron and lead status, and dental cavities within 90 days of enrollment.
  • Provide information to families about community resources and assist clients in accessing those resources; meet and counsel parents of high risk children.

  • Work closely with center staff in maintaining child nutrition standards, record keeping, identifying and accommodating special diets and nutritional needs.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and monitors nutrition services for the children in the Head Start program.

  • Ensures compliance with all State/Federal regulations.

  • Participates in case studies and multi-disciplinary review teams for the purpose of providing guidance in order to meet the needs of children.

  • Responsible for maintaining the Child Plus data system.

  • Collaborates and educates parents on service deliveries.

  • Contact parents to share observations related to their child’s nutritional health, and seek out additional information as necessary.

  • Attend staff meetings and recommended training programs as assigned.

Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, health education, or a related field. Masters' Degree preferred. Experience working with at risk populations and/or experience working with children or families served by Head Start. Three years of professional experience as a Registered Dietician is desired.

Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, influenza, pertussis, and measles immunization.

  • Must complete a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).

  • Must possess a CA driver’s license, access to an automobile, and evidence of automobile insurance.

How to Apply

Email us at epierce@smmusd.org

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Contact Info

Elisabeth Pierce, epierce@smmusd.org, 310-399-5865

Job Details

Category: Health Services

Type: Temp

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Salary: 12000.00 - 12000.00

Posted On: May 19th, 2017

Agency Details

Website: http://www.smmusd.org/

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is headquartered in Santa Monica and serves the coastal communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. It is located in Los Angeles County and serves 11,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in 10 elementary schools, two middle schools, one middle / high school, one comprehensive high school, a continuation high school and a K - 8th grade alternative school. The district is also home to 11 early childhood education centers and an adult school. The first classroom opened with 52 students in March 1876.

The Child Development Services department of the district serves both preschool and school age children.  We offer services for Head Start, State and full-fee children.  Our program has 7 Head Start classrooms serving 132 children.

Please send your resume with hourly rate to Elisabeth Pierce at epierce@smmusd.org.