Employment Opportunity Details


Community Nutritionist

Internal

Temporary 7 Month Term Position Available
(possibility of extension)

 

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca.

FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence
 

The Position

Saskatoon Tribal Council/STC Health & Family Services Inc. is seeking a Registered Dietitian to lead the Nutrition Services as part of the Community Health and Home Care teams. Under the supervision of the Home & Community Care Program Manager, the Community Nutritionist will assist the Home & Community Care Program in providing community based and culturally relevant programming and services.
 

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Promotes health and wellness at all levels for six First Nation communities served by the Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate community nutrition programs delivered to six First Nation communities;
  • Provide holistic, client-centred individual counseling and group education applying evidence-based nutrition practice;
  • Responsible for coordination, program delivery, and reporting for the Canada Prenatal Nutrition program;
  • Assists with planning and implementing the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative program; and
  • Promotes and supports nutrition and activity initiatives aimed at empowering youth from the six First Nation communities.
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and an approved dietetic internship or equivalent;
  • Registered Dietitian with the licensing body of the Saskatchewan Dietitians Association and eligible for membership with the Dietitians of Canada;
  • Certification as a Diabetes Educator would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills with the ability to form effective partnerships;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of professional independence while working effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team both internally and externally;
  • Displays high level of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills;
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities based on community and organizational need;
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic objective of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset;
  • Experience working with First Nations or within a tribal council would be considered an asset;
  • Understanding of diabetes, prenatal nutrition, nutrition across the lifecycle, self management, behavior change models, and application of adult learning and teaching principles;
  • Participate in accreditation program, maintaining and achieving best practices and quality improvement;
  • Assist and carry out all relief duties and other tasks as assigned;
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet STC’s insurance requirements;
  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) and vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment and maintain in good standing thoughut emploayment duration; and 
  • Must be willing to travel, work flexible hours, evenings and weekends, and to perform other related duties as required or assigned.
     

Application Process

Job posting closes 4:30 p.m. Wednesday August 21, 2019.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter along with three (3) references using our online application form.
 

No telephone calls please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Internal postings are open to qualified band members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis Nehiyawak, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation or eligible current employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.


Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public