Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Lubbock, Texas, United States

Full Time Nutrition Coordinator Lubbock, TX

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Lubbock, TX

CPLC's Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are committed to giving every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, an opportunity to succeed in school and life. Provides early childhood development services to low income children, ages 0-3 years, and their families in educationally-stimulating learning environments.

Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating implementing and monitoring the operation of the CPLC Early Childhood Development (ECD) Nutrition Content Area. Ensures the Nutrition Content Area is in compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and Texas and New Mexico laws and regulations. Plans, develops, and implements training for staff, Family Child Care Providers, parents, and volunteers related to Nutrition in collaboration with Health Coordinators. Promotes school readiness by preparing children and families for school and life success as it relates to this position. Actively supervise children by sight and sound at all times and in all environments. Maintain all health and safety regulations to create an optimum learning environment. Facilitate health practices to keep children safe in the school bus, outdoor and indoor environments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Bachelor's degree in nutrition, social sciences, or other health related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Working in a community health system that serves culturally diverse low-income children and families is preferred. Training or course work in Early Childhood nutrition and children with special needs is a plus.
  • Experience working with comprehensive record keeping systems.
  • Use of computer, projection equipment, computer software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe) and web based systems are required. Applicant must be able to generate reports and be able to understand the context and how it fits the program appropriately. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Applicant must have working knowledge of community resources related to nutrition services. Administrative ability in organization and coordination of nutrition services. Knowledge of the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)/Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements, administration and reporting system is required.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Effective January 3, 2022, all CPLC Employees and all Service Providers, are required to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees, who are not Fully Vaccinated at the time of hire, are expected to begin a vaccination series immediately upon hire. CPLC recognizes medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, in accordance with applicable law and upon approval by CPLC. However, any person approved for an exemption, without exception, is subject to masking, weekly COVID-19 testing at their expense, and other requirements established by CPLC from time to time.
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