Website Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.
— Gordon B. Hinckley

Why work for us?

· No Nights or Weekends
· 15 Paid Holidays
· Paid Time Off
· Paid Education (Upon Approval)
· Medical Insurance
· Dental Insurance
· Vision Insurance
· 403(b) plus employer match
· Employee Assistance Program
· Chipper-Assistance in Student Loan Forgiveness and Lower Payments

Who We Serve:

Opportunities serves thousands of people annually in Williamson & Burnet Counties. Working cooperatively with other agencies, we are an advocate for those who might not otherwise have a voice in the community. We are dedicated to providing services to help those in need achieve a better, more productive life.

Our Mission:

To empower children, families, and seniors to achieve and maintain independence by partnering with area organizations to provide education, nutrition, and community support.

Our Vision:

A healthy, educated community in which all people live independently and with dignity.

Position Summary:
The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and coordinating the nutrition and food service program as well as liaising with various external partners. The position reports to the Director of Meals on Wheels & the Director of Head Start and operates under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of independent judgment, discretion, and initiative.

Essential Job Duties:
Inspects and monitors Opportunities’ Centers to ensure compliance with State, Local, Federal, Health, and Food Service regulations, and regulations mandated by specific program compliance (Meals on Wheels, Head Start, and CACFP).
Monitors the preparation, service, and distribution of meals to all program participants in the Senior Nutrition and Child Education program in compliance with State, Local, Federal, and USDA Food Service Regulations.
Develops and monitors the production and quality control methods and procedures for the preparation and serving of food.
Educate clients (seniors, families, students) on proper nutrition and collaborates with community partners to ensure our client’s nutritional needs are met.
Develops training and workshops for opportunities for clients and staff.
Plans and develops nutritional menus based on the Older Americans Act, Area Agency on Aging, Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program, and any medically required diets and food allergies.
Conduct and monitors the production site inspections and quality control methods for the preparation and serving of food.
Develops, coordinates, and monitors the nutritional care plan for all clients with nutritional concerns.
Develops policies and procedures for nutrition services.
Provides ongoing education and assistance to food service employees and support staff.
Prepare reports as needed for the organizational dashboard, department metrics, and future grant funding.
Assists in CACFP budget, preparation, and reimbursement claims
All employees are expected to adhere to OWBC ethics expectations
Must be able to cooperate and work effectively with others
Must be diplomatic, honest, and fair
Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Perform other duties as assigned or as they become apparent
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Ability to train and communicate with clients and staff verbally and in writing.
Ability to assess the health and behaviors of children by sight and sound.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Ability to ensure compliance with regulatory agency requirements and policies.
Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
Ability to respect confidentiality at all times.
Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Training:
· Registered Dietician in Texas and Registered Dietician with the Commission on Dietetic Registration/American Dietetic Association.

· Preferred: Bachelor’s in Nutrition, Dietetics, or Food Service Management.

Experience:
· Six years of relevant work experience without a Bachelor’s Degree.
· Two years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree as outlined above.

Licenses/Certifications:

· Valid Texas driver’s license.
· Current Registered Dietician in Texas
· Obtain and keep current Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid certifications

Mental / Physical Tasks (F= Frequent, O=Occasional, R=Rarely):

| F | Standing- required when making copies, meeting people, moving from work area to work area
| F | Handling- reports, vehicles, laptops, keys
| F | Hearing/Talking/Listening-communicate with employees and others, answering the telephone, participating in meetings, giving presentations
| F | Fine Dexterity-operate computer, calculator, to write, mouse, projector tools
| F | Sitting-performing work at a desk, while reading, writing, in meetings, driving, riding in a vehicle to sites and meetings
| O | Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling-plug in equipment, when connecting PC components, plugging in cords, opening lower desk drawers
| F | Walking from vehicle to site, area to area, to the copier
| F | Bending/Twisting – to reach files, reports, handle paper, reach drawers
| F | Grasping/Holding-holding binders, phones, tablets, and work resources
| F | Balancing – standing, reaching, driving
| F | Lifting/Carrying-report binders, paper, laptop, supplies up to 45 lbs.
| F | Vision-to drive and assist individuals in medical need
| F | Pushing/Pulling – open/close file/copier drawers, open & close doors, roll top carriers
| F | Foot Controls – driving
| F | Driving –scheduled & unscheduled trips to and from meetings and sites
| | Other
| F | Reaching-answer phone, reach files, reports, plug in a laptop

Working Conditions:
· Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
· Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays may be required.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit www.owbc-tx.org.

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