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HEALTH & NUTRITION COORDINATOR

Company: GO KIDS INC
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Full-timeDescriptionFULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT POSITION- $45 - $50 PER HOURSUMMARY: Administer the Child Care Food Program and direct food service operations for Go Kids' center sites to ensure that standards of performance meet CACFP regulations and state health/safety codes. Conduct and develop nutrition education workshops for staff and families to promote consistency, enthusiasm and understanding for the nutritional needs of children from birth to twelve (12) years of age.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following as well as other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.I. NUTRITION SERVICES/ADMINISTRATION---Advise parents of nutritional risks and recommend follow-up tasks through newsletter articles and workshops.---Administer the Child Care Food Program for center sites.---Work with the Fiscal team to submit reimbursement claims to the finance division and the State Department of Education.---Conduct regular center site monitoring in four (4) counties to complete required CACFP forms.---Coordinate the center site monitor visits with the Accounting/Payroll Director.---Audit CACFP Menu Production records binder for completion, when meals are produced in the Go Kids, commercial/site kitchen.---Review and suggest revision to CACFP procedures as need it in coordination with the Fiscal team.II. FOOD SERVICE OPERATION---Monitors center base programs and Central/Site Kitchen to ensure compliance to health/safety regulations and established G procedures.---Prepare cost analysis reports as needed to evaluate the fluctuation of food costs.---Review, revise and distribute cycle menus that support nutritional needs of children (eight months to twelve years) as needed.---Standardize recipes for cycle menus when meals get produced in the Go Kids central/site kitchen---Work with Accounting/Payroll Director to review purchase orders to replace and restock kitchen/site equipment.---Coordinate maintenance efforts to ensure licensing and health/safety codes are met.---Monitor and review the food production or vending orders, and delivery process from the central/site kitchen (Quarterly)---Work with Accounting/Payroll Director to Interface with cooks, site Supervisor/Directors and food/equipment vendors to facilitate food service operations, when needed.---Monitor and perform milk audits.---Monitoring and maintain children allergy worksheet per each site, and regularly send update information to site Supervisor/Directors and kitchen staff.III. NUTRITION EDUCATION/TRAINING---Plan, prepare and present specific training sessions on nutrition principles for staff and clients.---Present workshops to demonstrate cooking activities for classroom involvement.---Inform parents of nutritional needs of children relevant to age groups.---Attend parent meetings to discuss specific nutrition topics as needed---Maintain involvement with health & nutrition related planning activities Go Kids.---Coordinate bilingual training/workshops for Spanish speaking staff and clients.---Gather and distribute nutrition brochures, news bulletins and other information to hand out to staff and clients.---Train new cooks/Food Delivery Rep on standards of practice and review materials at in service training.---Share published nutrition curriculums with teaching staff.---Display, distribute and use the USDA My Plate tool to teach healthy eating habits.---Recommend developmentally appropriate nutrition activities that can be done in each of the centers to teach children to identify the variety of food choices and to make learning fun.---Create/maintain Nutritional Training channel in Center Base Teams platformIV. OTHER RESPONSIBLITIES---Attend Go Kids manager meetings to keep informed of current activities and applicable policies, sharing ideas, and helping to build a solid foundation of ongoing teamwork.---Attend Childcare Food Program roundtables and conventions as necessary to keep informed of current legislation and issues.---Prepare staff notes as needed for monthly Site Leadership meeting with Center Base Operations Director to inform Site Supervisor/Directors of various issues.---Submit nutrition articles for newsletters as requested.---Accomplish correspondence via letter, email and fax to staff and outside agencies.---Work collaboratively with Accounting/Payroll Director to ensure kitchen and Food Delivery Reps, follow thestandards of performance to meet CACFP regulations and state health/safety codes.RequirementsQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.SKILLS AND ABILITIES:---Requires working knowledge of food service operations, nutrition and childcare including federal, state and local laws, and regulations governing child nutrition, health and safety codes, and knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of nutrition, childcare and development.---Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of quantity cooking techniques for food services.---Must be organized, creative, independent, and self-motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, detail-oriented, flexible in scheduling and prioritization, and driven by excellence.---Must possess exceptional communication skills to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form, including accurate grammar and business correspondence knowledge.---Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective business relationships; demonstrated ability to communicate in situations requiring tact and poise; skilled in confidentiality and discretion.---Thorough knowledge of office administration (including efficient filing systems, office machines and equipment, and computer software) and skilled in customer service and employee relations.---Must present a neat, professional appearance.---Must be able to adjust tasks and focus with composure, and in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities.---Requires a good sense of humor and belief in working as a professional, cohesive team member.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:---Bachelor's degree (B.A/S.) in Nutrition/related field or equivalent from Four-year College or certificate program; and two-three (2-3) years related experience in food service; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory experience necessary. A minimum of 9 ECE units in Infant care, family and community, child development recommended. Must be able to pass a fingerprint and criminal clearance. Current Infant CPR and first aid certificate recommended. Must have a current California Drivers License. Bilingual in Spanish an asset.LANGUAGE SKILLS:---Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures with conformance to the prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from government entities, employees, managers, clients, and the general public. Bilingual skills helpful.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:---Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to calculate figures & amounts with a 10 Key.REASONING ABILITY:---Ability to define and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables, occasionally in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met (or may be encountered) by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.---Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, and walk. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.---Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in confined spaces. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and can sometimes be noisy.

Keywords: GO KIDS INC, Gilroy , HEALTH & NUTRITION COORDINATOR, Healthcare , Gilroy, California

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