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Nutrition Coordinator II

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Largo
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Nutrition Coordinator II (3199)Pinellas Head Start / Early Head StartLutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.LSF is looking for a talented Nutrition Coordinator II who wants to make an impact in the lives of children and families.Purpose & ImpactThe purpose of the Nutrition Coordinator II is to plans, implements, coordinates, and monitors Head Start nutrition services and food service programs and activities. Ensures compliance with HS Performance Standards, USDA Child Care Food Program, and HS/EHS goals and objectives. Coordinates assigned activities with other Head Start service areas and with outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the HS/EHS Program. Participates in the HS/EHSQuality Assurance efforts.Essential FunctionsAssures compliance with Performance Standards, Child Care Food Program regulations, local licensingregulations, and Head Start policies and procedures.Writes the nutrition service plan for Head Start in consultation with staff, parents and community partners.Reviews nutrition services plan annually and update as needed.Develops or identifies a nutrition screening instrument to assess child and family nutritional status. Trainsstaff in the administration and interpretation of the screening instrument. Follows up on screeningsindicating nutritional risk and provide consultation and training to families. Assures families with nutritionrelated needs are referred to community resources that provide on-going nutrition services.Prepares and/or approves menus to assure compliance with Child Care Food Program and Head Startnutrition guidelines and regulations. Ensures that dietary modifications are accommodated for children witha nutritional concern based on a medical diagnosis and/or a disability, or religious/cultural preference.Assesses the need for and obtain adaptive eating utensils or other supplies.Assures food safety. Ensures that applicable staff receives appropriate food safety/ handling training.Serves as a liaison with community programs providing nutrition related services to Head Start and otherlow-income families. Negotiates partnership agreements with community agencies for support and servicesto Head Start children, families, and programs. Participates in negotiations with vendors to assureavailability of needed supplies and materials at the lowest possible cost and acts as primary point of contactfor contracted vendors.Develops and implements a process of on-going monitoring, including regular and frequent site visits.Ensures food service reimbursement requests are submitted accurately, timely and assure maximum return;ensure timely and accurate reporting of data to Federal and State authorities.Provides and arranges parent and staff training; provide consultation and nutrition education to parents ofchildren with nutrition related needs.Participates in the development of the Head Start budgets. Assures nutrition and food expenditures remainwithin budget limitations. Prepares specifications for all nutrition and food service equipment and supplies;order and oversee the distribution of equipment and supplies.Ensures compliance with pertinent legislation, regulations, and laws; ensure timely and accurate reporting ofdata to Federal and State authorities.Serves on the Head Start Health Advisory Committee. Meet regularly with the Head Start program director,managers; attend IEP meetings, as needed. Participates in a variety of meetings, activities, and events tosupport Head Start and its partners; attend and participate in professional group meetings and trainingsMaintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff inaccordance with established policies and procedures.Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the supervisorAttends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.Performs other related duties as assigned.Competencies (Skills/Knowledge & Abilities)Knowledge of dietetics or nutrition in a community-based setting; nutritional resources and programs.Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.Knowledge of computers and information management systems; budget preparation and control.Ability to communicate nutritional health related information in a manner easily understood by parents;work with diverse community, student, and staff groups.Ability to establish, develop and maintain community partners.Ability to establish and maintain a record keeping system.Ability to communicate orally and in writing using correct English usage, spelling, grammar, vocabularyand punctuation.Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail are required and the candidate must be able to meetdesignated deadlines.Required/Preferred Education and ExperienceEducation:BA/BS Degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Home Economics, Health Services Management or closely related field. Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and/or current active State of Florida Department of Health Dietitian/ Nutritionist license. Master's Degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or closely related field preferred.Experience:Five years increasingly responsible experience in nutrition services.Head Start experience preferred.Additional eligibility qualificationsMust be able to lift at least 45 lbs. Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Employees in this position will be required to work indoors in a standard office environment, child care center environments, visit high production food service kitchens, and come in contact with program staff and the public.Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.Also required: Certification in First Aid and CPR within six months of the date assigned to this position; and successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check and drug screening prior to hiring.Why work for LSF?LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization.Amazing benefits package including:Medical, Dental and VisionTeledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)13 paid holidays + 1 floating holidayGenerous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursementTuition reimbursementLutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Lutheran Services Florida Children & Head Start Services2210 Tall Pines Drive Largo, FL 33771EOE/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

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