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Registered Dietitians, Niagara Region

Niagara Region, Ontario
Deadline April 26, 2012

Great Careers & Healthy Lifestyles

Picturesque, multi-cultural, and rich with tourism, industry, and agriculture, Niagara Region encompasses the famous Falls and world-class vineyards. With a population of well over 430,000, our 12 communities have made us one of the most desired places to live, work, and play.

With over 3,000 employees, Niagara Region is responsible for such diverse areas as land use planning, transportation, water and wastewater treatment, waste collection and management, emergency medical services, public health, children’s services,  and seniors’ programs to name a few. Niagara Region offers great career opportunities in municipal service and our competitive salaries, attractive benefits, and wealth of programs will support your personal wellness and professional growth.

We value Choice, Honesty, Respect, Partnerships, and Service. If you share the same passion, we want to hear from you.

Registered Dietitian – (2 Required)

  • Permanent Full-time – Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention (Lifestyles)
  • Temporary Full-Time (12-18 mths) – Family Health Target Population 0 to 6 years

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Registered Dietitian is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team. The Registered Dietitian applies their nutrition expertise in determinants of health, health promotion and community development to support programming under the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines, the Health Protection and Promotion Act and in keeping with the relevant requirements under the, policies of the Corporation and approved budget. The Registered Dietitian identifies nutrition program priorities by reviewing existing epidemiological, behavioural and socio-demographic data, and thorough assessments of community assets and needs.  The Registered Dietitian maintains current knowledge of the nutrition literature and best practices and critically appraises research to assist with setting priorities, targeting programs and developing public health strategies and policies for promoting nutritional health. Nutrition program activities include healthy eating, healthy weights and food security in a variety of sites (e.g., workplaces, grocery stores, homes, community sites) and to a variety of groups (e.g., health professionals, new parents, etc).

Education

  • A baccalaureate degree in Foods and Nutrition or equivalent program from a recognized university
  • Completion of a one-year accredited dietetic internship is required.  
  • Membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario

Experience
Two years of related experience in community nutrition.

  • Must possess experience in community needs assessment, multi-channel/media strategies, program planning/evaluation and healthy public policy development.
  • Successful candidates must have a valid Driver’s license and able to travel throughout Niagara

Salary range: $ 27.60 - $ 34.15 per hour Job Opening #8500 and #8501

This position has an additional 'market adjustment' of an additional $1.80/hr above the posted rates as per the Collective Agreement.

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges!

To explore this opportunity and apply online, visit us at www.niagararegion.ca  and visit our Careers Page.

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application no later than April 26, 2012.

We appreciate receiving all expressions of interest; however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be acknowledged. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.