Summer Student - Public Health Nutrition Student
- 14.00 - 0 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Under the supervision of a Public Health dietitian and/or nutritionist, the incumbent supports public health nutrition practice in promoting optimal nutritional health of groups, families, and the community by conducting or participating in nutrition research, developing and updating resources and participating in community events to maintain health and prevent disease.
Education & Experience
Post Secondary Student (completion of third year College or University and beyond): Baccalaureate degree in Nutrition (essential).
Two (2) years or more of related experience is required:
Experience in client/customer service environment.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
Some knowledge of principles and practice of Public Health nutrition such as:
health promotion concepts
development ages and stages
group processes and group dynamics
principles of community mobilization/development
principles of teaching and learning
plan and implement a learning plan towards increased knowledge and skill development
learn, seek out mentorship opportunities, synthesize knowledge and skills in order to advance professionally
communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing
utilize creative decision-making and problem-solving skills
set priorities and manage time effectively
Knowledge of nutrition education issues
Advanced knowledge of computer systems and City software packages
Competencies & Skills
Knowledge of and work within the scope of practice of dieticians in training
Communicate nutrition related issues effectively with individuals and groups in oral and written forms
Assess the nutrition related needs of individuals, families and groups and be able to apply health counselling practices
Develop skills in group facilitation/mobilization
Utilize creative decision-making and problem solving skills
Set priorities and manage time effectively