The Children’s Guild, Inc.
Registered Nutritionist / Dietitian
General Job Description: Provide Nutritional consultation services to students in a therapeutic group living environment consistent with the individual needs of the student, as outlined in their growth plans (IGP), and in accordance with USDA meal pattern requirements and recommendation.
Academic Preparation and/or Experience
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in from an accredited Nutrition or Dietetics Program, Certification from the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Dietetics Practice License & Commission on Dietetic Registration
Reports to the Program Director while working in close collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator and School Counselors
Knowledge of USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch Meal Pattern requirements
Knowledge of emotional and physical disabilities of children
Ability to provide information through written and oral reports
Ability to consult with other professionals
§ Review cycle menus at least annually for compliance with USDA meal pattern requirements and overall nutritional content.
§ Complete nutritional evaluation on newly admitted students and on an acute basis through clinical referral
II. Program planning:
§ Develops individual nutritional plans for each student based on their nutritional evaluation and wellness goals as outlined in their IGP.
III. Program delivery:
§ Performs periodic assessment of student’s progress on their nutritional plan, modifying the plan as needed and complete a written evaluative summary of the results and respective changes.
§ May be required to conduct nutritional group training for students
§ Provides training and information for faculty and parents to enable them to be more effective with Academy students.
§ Must maintain valid licensure
§ Must complete acceptable criminal background check
§ Must complete acceptable physical and drug screening
§ Must complete acceptable initial and annual TB test
§ Successful completion of behavior management program
The Children’s Guild demonstrates an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it interacts (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that are reflected in attitudes, organizational structures, policies, and services.