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POSITION: DIETICIAN

DESCRIPTION

This is professional work in which the incumbent would be required to provide nutrition education and training support to the school district including classroom instruction, cafeteria promotions, school faculty and staff workshops, and food service in-service training. Assists both District Food Service Directors in menu development and performs computerized nutrient analysis of menus. The person selected will also be required to provide nutrition education support to individual parents and community groups and communicate with appropriate health care providers to implement student dietary modifications as well as assist the State Director with implementation of the Department of Education operational objectives and USDA rules and regulations of the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). Person selected must be very well organized, able to prioritize, meet deadlines and maintain meticulous records which are subject to regular audits.

DUTIES AND RESPOSNIBILITES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Assists District Directors of School lunch with the management of the day to day operation to achieve Department of Education Cafeteria Dining Services Vision, Goals and Objectives;
  • Assists District Directors of School Lunch in planning meals as well as an a la carte program offerings that meet predetermined nutritional, cost and organizational parameters;
  • Provides computerized nutritional analysis of menus and a la carte foods and implements modifications required to meet USDA regulations as well as Department of Education Wellness Policy guidelines;
  • Maintains database of nutrient information for all food in inventory. Initiates incorporation of new food items into menu or a la carte food offerings that meet nutritional guidelines;
  • Develops and implements nutrition education programs for classroom and cafeteria- based instruction;
  • Provides in-service education and training to food service staff required to meet regulations as well as nutrition related topics to support job enrichment and advance job performance of associates;
  • Develops and implements presentations for school faculty and staff on nutrition related topics;
  • Designs and implements therapeutic diet protocols for students with special dietary needs. Establishes and maintains communication with parents and necessary health care providers as required. Provides education and training to food service staff and school community on requirements of therapeutic diet protocol;
  • Actively participates on health and nutrition committees within school district;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

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KNOWELEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work collaboratively with the State Director to ensure that the District Directors are obtaining and maintain a nutritional menu based on USDA rules and regulations;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations;
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedure manuals;
  • Excellent skills with working with numbers and analyzing data;
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and local law and departmental policies and regulations;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels and all persons contacted during the course of work;
  • Ability to travel as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field and five (5) years of progressively more responsible work where the primary aspects of employment were in an institutional setting; and
  • Must be registered and/ or certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the American Dietetic Association
  • No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

 

Complaint may write to:

Director

Director

 

Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources

 

21-33 Hospital Street

1834 Kongens Gade

 

Christiansted VI 00820

St. Thomas VI 00802

 

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1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

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