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The New York Foundling Assistant Director - Food and Nutrition Services in Brooklyn, New York

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • ASSIS05789


Brooklyn, NY, USA


The Assistant Director will aid in the Food and Nutrition Directors implementation of Food and Nutritional services of the Developmental Disabilities Division of the New York Foundling created by the Director. The Assistant Nutrition Director will report administratively to agency’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in compliance to food handling and storage policies that will assure food safety in all NYF DD residential facilities.

  • Provides nutrition training and education for residential staff addressing issues of food safety, balanced meal planning and healthy snack alternatives as well as any special diets that residents may require.

  • Provides nutrition assessments, counseling, trainings and kitchen assessments for case load provided by Director.

Functions:  Assess and follow individuals that are at nutrition risk in accordance with case load.  Assists Director in analysis of data pertinent to the health and well- being for the DD program.  Reviews records of weights and BMI’s with director quarterly to help assess the areas that are in greater need of nutrition services and training.  Assists Director in the planning of education as it relates to the most current Dietary Guidelines for Americans  Helps implement food handling and storage policies and procedures for NYF programs.  Make routine NYF site visits to residential facilities to ensure all dietary guidelines are followed as needed.  Helps coordinate Client Visit Group sessions as they are planned

Additional qualifications for this position:  Strong interpersonal skills  Experience with DD population  Strong organizational skills  Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills  Flexibility and sense of humor  Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of individuals  Demonstrated ability to work well with staff  Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member

All NY Foundling employees will have: a commitment to the Agency’s Mission, a track record of success in their field, agreement with the goals and philosophy of the Agency, and a commitment to excellence in all respects. Compensation package will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Other Requirements:

  • NYS Certification Dietitian-Nutritionist

  • ServeSafe Certification

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 3+ years clinical experience

  • Experience directing, implementing and creating nutrition materials/menus and statistical analysis



Leader:Inspires teammates to follow them

Enthusiastic:Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject



Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Bachelor's Level Degree or better


Master's Level Degree or better


RequiredExperience with DD population

3+ years clinical experience

Licenses & Certifications


Registered Dietitian

Posted: October 10, 2020