Registered Dietitian - Part time

Kids Services Seattle, Washington


Description

Do you want to make a difference in children’s and family’s lives from the start?  Do you want to work with an innovative and supportive team? Join Northwest Center’s Early Intervention Team!

Northwest Center Early Intervention is seeking a Registered Dietitian to join our team. We are a well-established, collaborative, multidisciplinary team serving a diverse caseload of children aged birth to three. We work in family’s homes throughout Seattle, and you will work directly with children and families and provide them with evidence-based nutrition and food information. We use a strength based coaching model and build family capacity through information sharing, modeling and reflection.

We have a specialty team working with young babies who have had recent hospital stays and the ideal candidate has special interest and knowledge in this area including supporting weaning from a feeding tube.

The position is 4 hours per week, travel time and mileage reimbursed, with opportunities to increase hours as the program grows. This position suits someone who is friendly, skilled, collaborative and enjoys connecting with families to support the whole child.

Who we are:

Since 1965, Northwest Center has been a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  From birth through retirement, Northwest Center serves people with disabilities in a multitude of ways.  Our Northwest Center Kids department includes Early Intervention, inclusive Early Childhood Education, and after school programs.  We work with children of all abilities.

Requirements:
  • Registered nationally as a registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Maintains certification in the State of Washington
  • Must have or obtain current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Completed Blood born pathogens and HIV training
  • One year experience working in pediatrics or training that includes a pediatric affiliation, preferred.
Essential Functions:
  • Uses coaching strategies to support families and peers.
  • Follows early intervention procedures for designing and implementing nutrition consultation and treatment information within a natural environment
  • Prepares and completes assessments, evaluations, reports and data management within a multidisciplinary team to meet program requirements.
  • Develops a positive and supportive relationship with parents, caregivers, and other family members
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills to ensure teamwork with multidisciplinary team members (family resource coordinators, speech/language therapists, special educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists and program coordinators)
  • Develops and implements consultation and training to NWC staff, caregivers and community.


At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.