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Nutrition Coordinator, Delaware Child Development


Delaware Child Development in Bartlesville, OK, is seeking a qualified professional with an interest in child nutrition and healthy foods

Do you love cooking and preparing menus? Do you love to experiment with new foods? Delaware Child Development has an opening for a full time Nutrition Coordinator to oversee the nutrition programs for the Delaware Child Development Centers and Family Child Care Homes. DCD is proud of our nutrition program and menus within the centers. We pride ourselves on trying new foods and always serving healthy and fresh options for our meals for children. The position will be based out of the Bartlesville office and will supervise current staff persons. This position will be responsible for creating menus for our centers and setting up recipes that align with the USDA meal pattern requirements. The Nutrition Coordinator will provide ongoing training and technical assistance to our staff, other providers, and parents. This position will also be responsible for ensuring all documentation is submitted to the state for CACFP reporting each month and CACFP annual renewal and compliance paperwork. The right person will be a self-starter, be very familiar with CACFP guidelines and regulations, and will enjoy cooking, creating menus, recipes, and experimenting with new foods. Degree in nutrition or related field with supervisory experience is preferred.

Work Location: Bartlesville, OK

Schedule: Full Time

Salary: Highly competitive, commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits

Delaware Child Development centers are 3-Star, nationally accredited centers and provide employees with paid insurance, a retirement plan, paid holidays, annual leave, and sick leave. DCD programs provide a professional work environment for employees and a positive, safe environment for children.

Position Summary: The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for effectively monitoring, supporting and ensuring compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Oklahoma Department of Human Services Licensing Regulations and WCCCF’s Personnel Policies and Procedures. He/she will also supervise all CACFP/Kitchen staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, technical assistance, training, monitoring and reflective supervision to CACFP/kitchen staff to ensure quality of program and compliance with federal and state licensing standards

  • Interpret and implement federal and state CACFP program requirements

  • Interpret USDA regulations, Oklahoma policies, and DCD policies for providers.

  • Assist with date collections and reports

  • Oversee and monitor the collection of required forms, evaluations and data reports

  • Assure centers kitchens maintain a safe, orderly, clean and healthy environment

  • Promote the program in the service area

  • Carry out and document required visits and appropriate follow-up visits for homes

  • Maintain positive relationships with child care providers in the local communities according to set schedule. First round of Monitors – October, November, and December. Second round of Monitors – January, February, and March. Third round of Monitors – April, May, and June. Foster professionalism and quality in family child care

  • Plan and conduct training for providers

  • Attend state-sponsored workshops and professional conferences to keep abreast of regulatory changes

  • Review home provider menus and meal service record-keeping forms for compliance with CACFP meal pattern requirements

  • Review provider attendance records for compliance with CACFP regulations

  • Oversee the process of monthly claims for family child care homes

  • Prepare for and assist with independent audits and State Department of Education reviews

  • Communicate with the Executive Director on a weekly basis; as needed

  • Maintain client, employee, and agency confidentiality

  • Other duties as designated by the Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Certifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, with education and/or experience in home economics, child development, nutrition, or related field

  • Knowledge of USDA CACFP regulations and guidelines and DHS Family Child Care Home licensing standards

  • Have a valid driver’s license, be insurable, and be willing/able to perform necessary job-related travel

  • Have no felony convictions or misdemeanor or convictions for offenses relating to children or violence, and satisfactorily complete the required background check and drug testing

Experience:

  • Proficient computer skills.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective time management and strong organizational skills essential.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.

  • Maintain a positive, professional attitude and demeanor.

  • Ability to work independently, organize time, prioritize responsibilities, and accurately complete multiple tasks.

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