Nutrition Specialist (Child Care Specialist II)
Provides technical assistance which includes disseminating information, providing guidance, training and resources and monitoring of child nutrition services in Early Head Start and Head Start program. Serves as content area specialist for child nutrition services and stays abreast of latest research, issues and trends related to child nutrition. Conducts classroom and family child care home observations, on-site file and document reviews and prepares reports related to Child and Adult Food program (USDA), status of child nutrition in Early Head Start and Head Start and other health related topics. Makes recommendations for improvement based on data, trends and child outcomes. This position works under the supervision of the Head Start Quality Assurance Specialist.Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAny combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus two years of experience in day care administration, early childhood education, or related human service administration.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:Valid driver's license. Licensed as a Registered Dietician.
Bi-lingual. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in providing nutrition services to children, ideally children ages birth to five; experience in training on nutrition related topics; and experience in preparing reports for various audiences; proficient in Microsoft Excel.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Sufficiently mobile to travel to grantee and delegate and community agencies.
Ability to use personnel computer, printer, calculator, fax and telephone. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.