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Clayton Early Learning is one of the nation's leaders in early childhood education, dedicated to improving the quality of learning that children experience before they begin kindergarten. When we have positions available, we seek early childhood professionals who want to spread their wings, share their talents, work collaboratively with other leaders in early childhood and actively incorporate research-based strategies into improving their practice.



Food Service and Health Liaison

Department: Community Based Family Services
Location: Denver, CO

“There is nothing unhealthy about educating youngsters about nutrition.” -Pierre Dukan
 

Nutrition and Health Liaison                     

Reports to: Nutrition, Health and Wellness Specialist           Classification: Exempt

Hours: Varies from 7am-6pm

SUMMARY:                                                              

Supports to determine children’s health status upon enrollment and monitors on an on-going basis. Provides on-going staff coaching on all health and nutrition care services for children and families under the supervision of the Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Specialist. Serves as the Liaison for the Culture of Wellness Program at our Far Northeast school located in Green Valley Ranch. Works with the Nutrition, Health, & Wellness Specialist in planning and carrying out a food program that meets USDA requirements. Performs non-cooking duties as needed in preparing and serving meals and snacks for infants, toddlers and preschoolers for Clayton Early Learning Far North East. Supervises the food service assistant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes and evaluates health and nutrition services monthly using monthly health and nutrition reports and data to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and to identify gaps in service.
  • Monitors health and nutrition services, CACFP food program, tracking systems, various logs, records, files and reports weekly to ensure high quality health and nutrition services are provided to children and families.
  • Collaborates with staff and community agencies and partners to improve health and nutrition services and to advocate for access to quality health and nutrition services for Clayton Early Learning.
  • Place food orders weekly based upon current enrollment. Purchases additional needed food and food service supplies as approved by the Nutrition, Health, & Wellness Specialist.
  • Processes request for food for parent functions and maintains the appropriate records.
  • Tracks daily meal attendance for completion and accuracy weekly to meet requirements of CACFP and Sponsor of Center for the Food Program. Prepares and completes the monthly CACFP web based claim for submittal by the 10th day of every month to the Sponsor of Center.
  • Provides supervision to the food service assistant in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Initiates personnel actions such as interviews and hires; manages staff performance such as directs work, appraises performance, rewarding and disciplinary measures, and professional development; promotes positive employee relations through open communication, reflective supervision and prompt resolution of issues.  
  • Demonstrates responsible professional behavior by participating effectively within and across teams. 
  • Is responsible for regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule and Clayton Early Learning policies.

OTHER DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor when needed to ensure quality health and nutrition and health services are provided to Clayton Early Learning children and families. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The 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.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Candidates must have experience in oversight of institutional or school food service. 

Minimum education:  Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or related field.

Work experience in positions similar or related to this job:  1 to 2 years

Certificates or licenses:  Pediatric First Aid/CPR, Universal Precautions certification (as required),

Special training or experience:  knowledge of the culture, including food preferences and conditions inherent within the surrounding community.  Knowledge of USDA nutritional requirements.  Knowledge of good nutritional and health objectives and planning.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Conduct activities involving stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, and reaching on a frequent basis, and substantial standing and walking and moderate sitting.
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull burdens weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Grasp and manipulate tools and equipment used in the delivery of Food Services.

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