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Part Time Nutrition Coordinator

City of Lakewood

Part Time Nutrition Coordinator
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CITY OF LAKEWOOD (CO) invites applications for the position of: Part Time Nutrition Coordinator SALARY: $19.94 - $27.91 Hourly OPENING DATE: 09/06/18 CLOSING DATE: 09/20/18 11:59 PM JOB SUMMARY: City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance. About Community Resources Community Resources is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood. We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability. JOB SUMMARY Responsible for overseeing the provision of nutrition services for the City Head Start and Early Childhood Programs. Works closely with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) staff to ensure compliance with all federal regulations. Conducts nutrition related training for children, staff, and parents. MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.) ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Coordinate the provision of nutrition services for the Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Childhood programs. Works with the Health Services Advisory Committee to obtain information and feedback regarding nutrition related policies, procedures and work plans. Collaborate with the food services provider to ensure compliance with standards of Head Start, CACFP, and USDA programs. Reviews program menus for breakfast, lunch, and snacks to ensure compliance with the CACFP requirements. Attends annual training as needed sponsored by the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Works with other management staff to review food service contracts. Collaborate with WIC to develop a process for obtaining hematocrit and hemoglobin levels for Head Start children if needed and to determine community nutritional issues. Review each child's nutritional assessment form and address expressed concerns with parent(s)/guardian(s). Perform height and weight assessments semiannually; generate growth charts; disseminate information to parent/guardian; and track this information using the Child Plus System. Conduct a minimum of three site visits for each classroom in accordance with the requirements of CACFP. Discuss results of visits with classroom staff and coordinators as needed. Responsible for the dissemination of nutrition information to all Head Start, Early Head Start and ECE classrooms. Provides nutrition based health lessons for children. Attends Head Start parent group meetings and solicits feedback regarding the nutrition services. Participates in annual screening activities and obtains information regarding child specific nutrition issues. Reviews food allergy information and coordinates alternate menus with food vendor and classroom staff. Hosts and arranges for cooking classes as requested by parents or parent groups. Collaborate with other area agencies that provide nutrition services. Plans for and may lead classroom nutrition lessons and activities. Works with the ECE Supervisor and Classroom Coordinators to plan and implement wellness based lessons and activities for children and their parents. Coordinates and conducts training for all staff related to nutrition and compliance with the requirements of CACFP. Works with other members of the Head Start management team to plan training for staff and parents. Works with the Health and Safety Coordinator to plan and prepare for Health Services Advisory Committee meetings. Participates on committees of interest and attends events sponsored by the City. Accepts special assignments on behalf of the department and division as appropriate. Actively participates as a member of the Head Start Management team Participates in program self-assessment, monitoring, and planning activities. Works in partnership with other Head Start management staff to developPolicies and Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, and set program goals and objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner. Requires regular and prompt attendance. IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS Coordinates several aspects of service delivery. Ensures compliance with Federal program requirements of CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) and Head Start program performance standards. Orders and stocks emergency food supplies. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the Health and Safety Coordinator Supervision Given: None ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) Education: Bachelor's degree is required. Registered dietitian (RD) or registration-eligible (receive RD licensure within 6 months of employment). Experience: Training and/or experience in menu planning. Experience working with children's programs or Head Start is preferred. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current CPR/First Aid certificates. Valid driver's license and good driving record. KSA'S AND PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQS: Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bi-lingual language skills in Spanish preferred. Computer experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs. Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. Ability to work independently and as a team player. Ability to work with a diverse population and demonstrate respect for individuality. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Lifting and Carrying: Must be able to lift equipment used in a preschool setting and children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age weighing up to 50 pounds. Pushing and Pulling: Must push or pull boxes weighing up to 30 pounds into and out of storage areas. Body Positions: Moves about, bends, sits on floor, and stands in activities with children. Transports self to several sites on a daily basis. Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively with all children and families in the program. Must be able to respond to the telephone and other equipment. Vision: Uses vision to read handwriting and other written communication, including the Head Start performance standards, Child and Adult Care Food program information, federal information memorandums, memos and letters. MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mathematics: Must have basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills. Must be able to record and track statistical and demographic data. Remembering: Must be able to remember policies and procedures and regulations pertaining to Federal program requirements. Language Ability: Must possess public speaking skills. Must be able to conduct training for staff and parents. Must be able to communicate clearly with parent groups, Community Organizations, and program participants. Must be able to write program goal updates, policy and procedures and other communications for families and staff. Reasoning: Must be able to read, interpret, implement, federal regulations. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is divided between an office environment and program sites and classrooms. Daily travel to program sites and classrooms. Interacts with children, parents and staff on a daily basis. Work includes frequent interruptions from children, parents and staff. Must be able to work flexible hours and attend evening and weekend meetings as needed. EQUIPMENT USED Telephone Photocopying equipment Personal computer/Software (MS Office) Printer Calculator TV Microwave/Stove/Oven/Dishwasher