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Job Number:  41814
Registered Dietitian
Job Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 23 February 2018
(86 days ago)
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Etobicoke Salary: $58,759.00 per year to $69,335.00 per year


Registered Dietitian, Allied Health

Permanent Position: 35 hours a week

Salary Range: $58,759.00 per year to $69,335.00 per year



LAMP Community Health Centre is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person's health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well-being, people can better control their health and environment.


Job Summary


The West Toronto Diabetes Education Program (WTDEP) is a partnership of five Community Health Centres in West Toronto and East Mississauga that offers diabetes education and management support to adults and seniors living with Type 2 Diabetes to better manage their condition and prevent complications. Working within an interdisciplinary health promotion framework, the Diabetes Educator (Registered Dietitian) provides diabetes education and support through individual counseling, group education sessions, advocacy and outreach at different community locations.


The incumbent will ensure that all organizational policies are followed and adhere to the overall objectives of the program and the standards of the College.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Provide nutritional assessment for clients with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, taking into consideration client’s level of knowledge and readiness, food habits and socio-demographic background.
  • Develop health maintenance care plan with client and health care team by integrating information about client’s health status, clinical practice guidelines and available community resources.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation of program activities and medical records.
  • Monitor for accuracy, quality and thoroughness through participation in chart reviews.
  • Communicate information clearly & concisely to clients and Health Care Providers on a regular basis.
  • Take accountability and action for client through case coordination with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Present health education sessions on various topics related to diabetes.
  • Identify & build relationships with various community partners.
  • Present clinical updates to health care providers and clinical partners.
  • Provide learning opportunities to students, new hires and colleagues.
  • Recommend improvements to existing procedures/services.
  • Facilitate teamwork and promote group effectiveness.
  • Respect people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Required Qualifications

  • BSc or equivalent combination of experience/education; Completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship Program, preferably with a community focus.
  • Current membership from the College of Dietitians of Ontario, in good standing.
  • Eligibility for membership with the Dietitians of Canada.
  • Three to Five years’ experience, preferably in community nutrition and clinical counselling with an emphasis on diabetes care.
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or evidence of working towards attaining preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of diabetes pathophysiology, related laboratory values and pharmacotherapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and facilitate groups using principles of adult learning.
  • Strong skills in nutritional counselling, motivational interviewing, evidence-based practice, outreach, health promotion, team work and problem solving.
  • Sound clinical judgement with regard to treatment recommendations.
  • Superior problem solving skills and flexible, with the ability to prioritize and time manage in a very busy & demanding office environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively across all levels of the organization’s diverse workforce.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas.
  • Positive attitude and dependable with strong initiative and the ability to work both independently and in a team oriented atmosphere.
  • Open minded, eager and willing to constantly learn and improve oneself.
  • Respect people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • First Aid and CPR is a requirement and must be kept current.
  • Valid Driver’s License is an asset.
  • Knowledge of LAMP Community Health Centre, the South Etobicoke community, and/or a second language that is reflective of the community being served are all preferable assets.

Proficiency in the Following Computer Skills

  • Solid working knowledge and ability to navigate a PC windows environment, including shared drives.
  • Strong skills and experience using Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher).
  • Strong skills and ability to easily navigate the internet/intranet environment.
  • Experience and accuracy using database applications (i.e. Electronic Health Records – Purkinje & Nightingale, funder databases, etc.)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly and willingness to continuously develop technology skills.

Working Conditions

  • Work up to one evening per week and up to one weekend per month.
  • Working with clients with complex social and medical needs.
  • High caseloads - must be able to multitask, work in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment and make quick decisions.
  • Travel to multiple locations for outreach. Vehicle recommended.
  • Ability to effectively understand the appreciation of guiding fundamentals at LAMP, i.e. Health Promotion, Anti-Oppression; Harm Reduction and the principles of community-based practice. “Walk the talk.”
  • There is an expectation for all employees to participate in two events per year for the agency; these events may be during the evening or on a weekend.


Physical Requirements

  • Occasional data entry, with short periods of time sitting stationary in front of a monitor while keyboarding.
  • Ability to balance all job requirements in a busy atmosphere, including responding promptly to all communication.
  • Frequent standing and sitting for extended periods of time and some occasional lifting may be required.
  • Demonstrates good and safe work habits, and maintains a clean working environment.
  • Ensures full compliance with LAMP’s Health & Safety regulations and LAMP’s policies and procedures.

As part of our mandate for inclusivity, reasonable accommodations can be made for all incumbents to perform the described physical functions of the aforementioned job.


LAMP Community Health Centre is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.


Please send your resume with a cover letter to Human Resources:

Email Address: 

Subject:  Job Opening for Registered Dietitian, Allied Health

External Deadline:  5:00 pm on Friday February 23, 2018


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your resume with a cover letter to Human Resources:
Email Address:
Subject: Job Opening for Registered Dietitian, Allied Health
External Deadline: 5:00 pm on Friday February 23, 2018
Contact Details:
Catherine Farrell
185 Fifth Street
Etobicoke, ON, M8V 2Z5

Tel: 416-252-9701
Fax: 416-252-4474

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