Full-time, Temporary Contract Postition
London / Muncy Locations
Experience: One to Two Years work experience in Community Nutrition.
The Organization: The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) is a multi-disciplinary health centre that offers both conventional health services as well as traditional Aboriginal healing practices to our Aboriginal clients.
The Role: The Dietitian for the Healthy Lifestyles Program will provide counselling, education, awareness and support for Aboriginal people, their families/caregivers. The purpose of this role is to increase better health outcomes for Aboriginal People across all stages of life by promoting culturally safe nutrition education, promoting physical activity, and increasing skills based in healthy, nutritious food preparation and safety. Research and implementation of aspects of food security through SOAHAC’s Greenhouse Learning Centre initiative are imperative.
Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Dietitian is responsible for:
Clinical Diabetes Care:
- Research, monitor, and identify pertinent areas for focus for the provision of nutrition counselling and Healthy Lifestyles Activities.
- Assist individuals with appropriate nutrition plans and motivational counselling.
- Ensure on-going nutritional care through maintenance of up-to-date medical records in consultation with Primary Health Care staff.
Program Planning & Delivery:
- Plan, coordinate and deliver Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition educational seminars.
- Identify barriers to acquiring nutrition among Aboriginal community members.
- Maintain food security resource lists (Food Banks, Community Kitchens, etc).
- Provide community-based nutritional programming utilizing local community garden initiatives and the SOAHAC Greenhouse Learning Centre.
- Across the DEC Team, contribute to timely reports (e.g. indicator/outcome data input), and Team presentations to ensure quality care.
For this position we require:
- Strong Organizational skills with the ability to work effectively with related Health Service providers.
- Group Facilitation Skills and Motivational Counselling Skills are an asset.
- A strong awareness of the social determinants of health and the impacts on Aboriginal Health and Wellness will be a strong asset.
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) considered an asset.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and across Teams.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly. This position will require the ability to apply individual and group counselling skills.
- Computer literacy including skills in word processing, e-mail, PowerPoint, Excel, and Electronic Medical Records.
- Knowledge of culture and local Aboriginal communities in southwestern Ontario would be a strong asset.
- Valid Ontario Driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with the ability to travel to local First Nation communities for program delivery.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to:
R. Doug George
Health Services Manager
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre
425-427 William Street,
Posting Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Closing Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013