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Nutrition Coordinator Los Angeles

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

For children under three years of age and their parents we offer early education, child development, nutrition and parenting support.  All children receive educational experiences that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate. The focus is on readiness to move to kindergarten. Literacy, numeracy, and social/emotional development are areas measured for growth and development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides technical assistance to program staff working directly with children and families
  • Oversees the obtaining of complete nutrition and dental history/screening for each child
  • Oversees and approves all menus which meet the USDA guidance
  • Assist staff in the obtaining or arranging for treatment of all nutrition services for children, including follow-up treatment
  • Develops policies and procedures for responding to nutrition emergencies
  • Reviews, evaluates, interprets and maintains nutrition records, vital statistics and other data affecting health services in order to assess needs to plan and implement special programs or activities to meet these needs
  • Counsels parents concerning specific family nutrition concerns and integrates these as part of the Family Partnerships Agreements developed by the family
  • Reviews and evaluates nutrition services activities to ensure compliance with performance standards and other state and local regulations
  • Under the supervision of a physician, provides general nutrition assessment and treatment based upon standardized procedures to children
  • Identifies and work with program families to meet special dietary needs, including food allergies
  • Conducts nutritional training's and workshops to parents and staff
  • Works in partnerships with staff, parent policy council. parents’ consultants, volunteers, program staff, etc.
  • Provide oversight of registered dietitian consultant
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Must have access to an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and valid California driver's license

 HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Frequently kneeling and squatting
    • Ability to move quickly

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college/university 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to interact with children in a very busy environment
  • Must be able to clearly impart information to children in a manner that is understandable to them according to age and background

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree from an accredited four-year college/university or related field
  • 2 years of experience in community nutrition or related areas
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (Written and verbal)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.