Nutrition Consultant

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Founded in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) is one of 1,000 community action agencies across the U.S. and 23 in Massachusetts created to address disparities throughout the nation.  

Our values of advancing equitable access, elevating all voices and partnering with people are embedded in the role we play as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for Central and South-Central Massachusetts. WCAC embodies service to the community through our Mission: Helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.   

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Through safety-net services and asset building solutions, WCAC creates economic mobility opportunities for tens of thousands of people annually through programs such as energy assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive youth development, and career pathways.  

WCAC is committed to being a responsible and inclusive partner through strong collaboration and a shared client perspective. We are committed to advocating for policies that create equitable access to education, health, social, and economic systems. We are committed to a workplace culture with a shared passion for our mission that promotes teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference. 

Job Description:

Oversee the nutritional component of the Head Start program which serves over 200 preschool aged children and their families.

Qualifications:

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist or nutrition and dietetic technician, registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Experience in community nutrition, including services to children.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to successfully complete a CORI/SORI/DCF/finger printing review every two years.
  • Mandatory physical every two years and evidence of negative Mantoux, required by DEEC. Hepatitis B (optional).
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate for infants and children.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review the Nutrition Performance Standards and CACFP/USDA Standards annually in order to assist the program in complying with acceptable Nutritional Standards.
  • Update the menu’s annually if needed to reflect any changes or new standards.
  • Complete nutrition training for staff annually.
  • Review nutritional curriculum and formulate activities for the classrooms.
  • Generate height/weight letters from assessments completed in September and March.
  • Be available for limited consultation of children identified as nutritionally at risk.
  • Complete Civil Rights audit once a year and CACFP audits three times a year. Document and discuss findings with the Health & Nutrition Coordinator and formulate any action plans as needed.
  • Communicate weekly with the Health & Nutrition Coordinator and discuss any ongoing issues, projects, etc.

Send cover letter and resume specifying position via email to hr@wcac.net.

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, membership in the uniformed services or any other classification which is protected under state or federal law.  





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