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Community Nutrition Educator

Community Nutrition Educator

Our mission at Apicha Community Health Center is to improve the health of our community and to increase access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health, and supportive services. We are committed to excellence and to providing culturally competent services that enhance the quality of life. We advocate for and provide a welcoming environment for underserved and vulnerable people, especially Asians and Pacific Islanders, the LGBT Community and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

We are currently seeking a Community Nutrition Educator to work at our 400 Broadway location.

 

Position Summary: CNE responsible for all aspect of nutritional education relate to the Nutrition Health Education program. Work with the Assistant Director – Health Home & Nutrition Health Education (AD-HH&NHE) to create the program service deliverables projection including modification as needed. Manage and monitor the program key deliverables to the clients and meet the program’s benchmark. Understand the purpose and intent of the Nutrition Health Education and Food and Meal describe by NYSDOH AIDS Institute including its expectations. Ensure appropriate services delivers to the program clients including conduct NHE program orientation, screening/re-screening, and intakes including the reasons for participation in the health education sessions. Works collaboratively with Food and Nutrition Project Coordinator (F&NPC) during Food pantry and voucher distribution to provide health education on making healthier food choices by review receipt, monitor the proper use of voucher, and selecting appropriate food items from the pantry per client’s health goals.

  

Qualifications: BA or BS in Nutrition or related field such as health education or family and consumer sciences.  MA preferred; Experience with basic bookkeeping preferred; 2 years of experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS or with other chronic illness; 2 years of experience developing and facilitating nutrition health education; Fluency in one or more Asian languages is preferred; Excellent organization, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in English required; Consistent team player capable of effectively operating within the organizational structure; Ability to follow through instructions, and good attention to details; Ability to communicate well with medical providers and support staff; Ability to adapt changing needs of communities and funder’s requirements; Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks by due date including during stressful environment; Computer literacy – ability to learn and adapt to different reporting platforms within required time frames; Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis is required.  These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

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